After devouring last year’s Solo piano ll by all round incredible prick Chilly Gonzales, I needed more in my piano cannon. And this is just the thing.
Mentioning Chilly perhaps does a disservice to Mischa as, while there are some similarities, he moves and meanders in his own beautiful way across the keyboard.
The track below is a current favorite. The noises filtering through, I assume from the mechanics of the piano, in the more intense moments add to the overwhelming dynamic of Blanos’ playing. Magnificent.