I swear Walk the Bike is the happiest, sweetest, goofiest, most optimistic album I've heard in a long time, without -get this-ever being smarmy or sappy or stupid-positively uplifting-arrangements that are simple and perfect.
The Big Takeover, Music Dish
Bliwas transforms intricate phrases into seamless music that has flow to go along with the freedom he exhibits in his playing. He has produced an engrossing creative album.
Bliwas walks the line between jazz and folkrock with confidence, producing a dialectic sound that compliments rather than conflicts. His lyrics range from profound to silly to cryptic but always with something to say.
incessantly successful .
All about Jazz ( Italy )
Richard Bliwas : piano, vox organ , vocals
David Tronzo : guitars except Yoga (track 24) which is Ben Sher
Ben Allison : acoustic bass
Michael Blake : soprano, tenor saxophone
Joey 'Sonny' Barbato : accordion
Jamey Haddad, Renato Brasa : percussion
Tish Edens : cello
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