With training in both Jazz and Classical piano styles, Reece Marshburn writes music that hearkens back to the golden years of song writing with a lyrical edge that is undeniably modern.
There are pieces on this album inspired by one of the earliest forms of American popular music, Ragtime. There are bizarre instrumental fantasies that arrive from somewhere out of daytime television. Reece lovingly calls them Soapratic. Some pieces tip the hat to the great songwriters of Tin Pan Alley. While other pieces may have been stolen out of the notebooks of the great Romantics of Europe.
This debut album introduces the listener to the world that Reece inhabits. The many four hour gigs, low pay, club gigs where the same tunes are called again and again. The drama and the majesty that is working in a house band on a river boat. The problems of courtship in a capitalistic society. The problems of courtship in a technological society. The problems of courtship in a cult of surface beauty society.
The many styles of Reece are presented in the intimate setting of voice and piano.