Critic's review of the IvoryWinds CD
Emotionally-charged with roots in both classical and contemporary music, Ivory Winds delivers a seamless combination of piano, flute and saxophone.
The delicate intricacies of Jack Scannell's flute zip in and out of songs like "Symphonic #1" and "Coastal Winds," depicting a picture of serenity, painted by a flute with wings. Framed nicely by Forrest Paul's deft fingers on the keyboard, it is hard to imagine such a full, rich sound coming from so few instruments.
It would be far too easy to call this recording a "reflection of nature." For while it does lend itself to visions of coastal breezes and forest streams lined with colorful birds, there is nothing in nature as sultry as the aptly-titled track, "Blues For Lovers."
For fans of background music, Ivory Winds is the perfect accompaniment to a drink after a long day, a quiet afternoon alone, or a fantastic addition to a romantic dinner for two.
Ivory Winds makes its presence known without saying a word, proving that not everything from the Northwest is grunge.
Jennifer A. Bayley,
For more information about the group, the musicians, and the newest album, "Eterno", please visit IvoryWinds.com