Nuis & Andy Brown
This new CD release "lessons lyrical"
by husband and wife team, vocalist Petra van Nuis and
guitarist Andy Brown has got to be the bravest project
two young musicians could possibly put out in today's market. A
quaintly brilliant "platter" amidst a world becoming
increasingly less interested in subdued tender truly artistic
music from the heart. Border line inane – deeply talented and
endearing to the listener. No drums, no bass, no other
instruments, no backing tracks, no pitch correcting electronics
– a touch of pure class. Just Petra and Andy - just what this
chaotic world needs right now.
So, if this CD is only Andy and Petra where she is singing
melodies with her "whispery" voice and he is providing
rhythm on his jazz guitar - what can Andy possibly play on the
"breaks?" Most guitarists without a backing band would
probably die on the solo breaks – however, Andy just happens
to be the only protégé of the late finger style jazz guitar
legend – Kenny Poole. (Hence, why this review shows up
on the Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar Club web site.) Kenny
spent his whole life playing solo guitar that included bass
lines and chords along with his melodies. Andy must have been
listening when Kenny was playing because his "breaks"
suffer little from a drop in entertainment value. In fact, I
would have loved to have been in the recording studio when they
recorded this album because I swear that it sometimes sounds
like Petra is teasingly throwing Andy "under the bus"
with how she delivers a break to him implying, "Now, what
are you going to do with this one?" And, folks, he plays
himself out of it every time.
Pour yourselves a glass of wine – kick your shoes off –
lay back and enjoy listening to two talented lovers "playin'
their music to, for, and with each other."
Palmer Moore – Organizer, Ohio Fingerstyle Guitar
Album includes: Speak
Low, Save Your Sorrow For Tomorrow, C'est La Vie, Oh, What a
Beautiful Morning, Bali Hai, Slow Poke, When the World Was
Young, Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home, A Time for Love, Doctor
Jazz, You're Blase, Who Cares, Try to Remember, Simple Isn't
Easy, Peter Had a Wolf, I've Got a Pocketful of Dreams, You Must
Believe In Spring
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