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Roberta Piket: Solo

Roberta Piket is an under-the-radar pianist who has made some excellent records. Among them are Love and Beauty (2007), an interactive trio session, and Sides, Colors (2011), with an expanded ensemble including woodwinds and strings. Her new album is a departure, her first solo project. Her strengths carry over: emotional honesty, harmonic ingenuity, taste and … Read More “Roberta Piket: Solo”

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Roberta Piket: Sides, Colors

Thematic diversity is the most intriguing aspect of pianist, bandleader, composer and arranger Roberta Piket’s latest release, Sides, Colors. She alternates between trio and large-group settings, and blends cuts that accent her acoustic piano playing with those featuring her on electric or organ. She even splits production duties with either Bill Mobley or Billy Mintz. … Read More “Roberta Piket: Sides, Colors”

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