Album Review of Breathing In The Moment by Bill Binkelman

Posted by Michele McLaughlin on February 02, 2013

Michele McLaughlin
Pianist Michele McLaughlin’s self-published 13th release, 
Breathing in the Moment, may be her best album to date. Following the album title’s theme, the mood varies from moment to moment, with occasional interjections of drama and power, but retains McLaughlin’s signature flowing melodicism. The opening title track is sprightly but tinted with somberness, while “Stargazing” displays the artist’s flair for ivory pyrotechnics. The delicate “Cheryl’s Hope” is followed by the playfully exuberant “Sisters.” Eleven more selections reveal McLaughlin’s multi-faceted approach to performing heartfelt solo piano music, showcasing influences from classical, New Age, and pop equally well.
February 1, 2013
Reviewed by:
Bill Binkelman

Topics: music