Review by Willard Maus
looking for a different kind of instrumental sound, something quiet, deeply
felt and wistful, pick up a copy of CROSSWAYS, the new Justin Time CD
featuring the work of composer/pianist Myriam Alter.
Michel Bisceglias piano-playing is at the heart of all but one of these compositions (Alter takes the bench on No Room to Laugh, a solo tribute to her tutor, Mal Waldron). Bisceglia, who also served as arranger, is a masterful pianist who plays with a warm, expressive touch throughout. He is greatly aided by his skilled band-mates: Luciano Biondini on accordion; John Ruocco, clarinet; Michel Massot, tuba trombone; Nic Thys, acoustic bass; and Lander Gyselinck. Together these European musicians make some two-in-the-morning music that touches ones heart and soul.