Andy Mason | Illumination

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by Andy Mason

A worldly blend of soulful pop, jazz, bossa nova, and more.
Genre: Pop: Piano
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1. Illumination A. Mason
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2. Sweet Surprise A. Mason
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3. Next To You A. Mason
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4. Abandoned Love A. Mason
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5. Suddenly Fine A. Mason
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6. Nobody Rides For Free A. Mason
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7. Fool Too Long A. Mason
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8. I Broke Down A. Mason
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9. Sun Is Setting A. Mason
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10. Perfect Solitude A. Mason
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11. What A Drag A. Mason
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12. Every Little Bit A. Mason
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13. Inside the Rain A. Mason
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Album Notes
Drummer turned frontman? A likely story, although this is only the beginning. Mason’s musical trajectory has taken an unusual arc over time. It was initially shaped by a rock & roll background and a pop sensibility – mostly drums, some guitar – followed by an extended field expedition into the realm of the cocktail pianist. Along the way he played DJ for a highly rated midday show on WRVG-FM, and his roots-conscious pop songwriting expanded to include jazz, soul, and international influences. In 2008, Mason released Illumination – as much a culmination of experiences as it is a point of departure.

“…bossa nova tunes sit attractively next to New Orleans-flavored romps, finely chilled pop, and percussive, keyboard-driven reflections on Illumination…

-Lexington Herald-Leader

“…With Illumination, Mason finally steps up front to showcase his gifts as a pianist, vocalist, and arranger.”



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This is a SUPERB recording! Andy Mason really is the most incredible musician, singer, songwriter you will find. His smooth voice is a cross between James Taylor and Rufus Wainwright, and he delivers his well-crafted, jazz-influenced melodies beautifully. My favorite tracks this minute are the opener, “Fool Too Long” and “Illumination”. His lyrics are intelligent, balancing sweetness and sadness with subtle humor. Musically, his rock background has slowly given way to jazz, both traditional and New Orleans style. Wow. Excellent CD, Andy!