Richard Bliwas' new release on Rising Rose Records Uncovered
17 way-out pop jazz spellbinders.
The virtuoso pianists’ 6th CD Uncovered reflects the dissolving boundaries between jazz and other forms of music. Richards’ soulful improvisations and transformative psychedelic production create a poetic spellbinding musical symposium, summoning synesthetic spirits in mellifluous inventive uncoverings of new and familiar tunes.
The compositions and lyrics are unusual, unpredictable, dark, mysterious, disjunct, and by intent. Everything is dynamic - changing from moment to moment. Substantive jazz vocabulary... a pianist with amply developed technical skills The music has the feeling of stretching time and space in an infinite universe of floating musical galaxies.
Jazz Improv Magazine
Richard Bliwas is in a class of his own
Downtown Music Gallery (May 09 Uncovered review)
Haunting , inventive , engrossing, on acid ( in a good way), multi-enjoyable, challenging and innovative.
Never Ending Wonder Radio
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
His Writing is unmistakably original
All About Jazz
Striking Sense of organization
Truly gifted pianist and songwriter
Layers of charming ghost-like drifting vocals and dreamy electric piano and organ. mesmerizing , occasionally totally spaced out
Downtown Music Gallery
Bliwas transforms intricate phrases into seamless music that has flow to go along with the freedom he exhibits in his playing
Bliwas walks the line between jazz and folk-rock with confidence producing a dialectic sound that compliments rather than conflicts
All About Jazz ( Italy )
The Big Takeover