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Was Is

by Richard Bliwas

Poetic Soulful Virtuosity
Genre: Jazz: Jazz-Pop
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1. Rubber Vendor
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2. Wire Doll
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3. Chance
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4. Forest Story
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5. Gorby Block
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6. Morning Light
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7. Mostly Movies
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8. Foreign Music
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9. Frontier
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10. Equinox
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11. Town
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12. Aftertown
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13. Spring
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14. Gray Song
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15. Peace Song
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16. Was Is
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Rising Rose Records Was Is

Layers of charming ghost-like drifting vocals and dreamy electric piano and organ. mesmerizing , occasionally totally spaced out …
Downtown Music Gallery – May 2008
Haunting , inventive , engrossing, on acid ( in a good way), multi-enjoyable, challenging and innovative.
Never Ending Wonder Radio- June 2008
Spacey loungey glitch-jazz songs - (has anyone coined "glitch-jazz" before?). Kinda like Robert Wyatt meets The Books with the next door neighbors listening to Sun Ra…
Brent Wilcox KEUL music director- July 2008

Was Is has charted # 1 on 5/27/08 – CFRU Jazz chart ,
# 5 KEUL 6/29/08 and is being played on many other great stations like WFMU ,WNYU , CMAT , WCBN, WVOF, KUNM, Radio Crystal Blue and more .

Rubber Vendor * vending machines , ghosts…
Wire Doll * intricately insane
Chance * future blues
Forest Story * an earthy psychedelic 21st century fairy tale –
Gorby Block* fantasy, Gorbachev motorcade --a modern urban odyssey with a Sebastian/Wilson inspired spirit
Morning Light * Beethoven’s pastoral meets Pink Floyd
Mostly Movies * poetic mellifluous textures
Foreign Music * steam of consciousness
Frontier * americana by way of Dylan --- that is Thomas
Equinox * masterpiece of crazy organic inevitability pulled off with impeccable musical style and wit
Town * deeper into the Was Is looking glass
Aftertown * take a sip
Spring * a baseball dream , transformations
Gray Song * classic cool and strange
Peace Song * great piano playing --- Beatlesque peace and love vocals

His Writing is unmistakably original
All About Jazz
Striking Sense of organization
Cadence Magazine
Truly gifted pianist and songwriter
Downtown Music Gallery
Bliwas transforms intricate phrases into seamless music that has flow to go along with the freedom he exhibits in his playing
Cadence Magazine
Bliwas walks the line between jazz and folk-rock with confidence producing a dialectic sound that compliments rather than conflicts
Shredding Paper
Incessantly Successful
All About Jazz ( Italy )
Wonderfully Talented
The Big Takeover


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