Edward Blumenthal has released a stunner of a debut album with The Late Train Home. Ten piano and piano with ensemble pieces that speak directly to the soul from the first playing.
Possessed of strong control of tone and nuance, Blumenthal’s first album belies his status as a first-timer. These compositions display maturity of depth and a strong sense of self-assuredness underscored by his semi-minimal style, allowing each note to make an impression and not resorting to pyrotechnics at the ivories.
Recorded and produced under the guidance of Grammy-winner Will Ackerman (founder of Windham Hill Records) and ace mixer and mastering engineer, Tom Eaton (who co-produced the album with Ackerman) and featuring guest appearances from Charlie Bisharat (violin), Eugene Friesen (cello), Jill Haley (English horn), Noah Wilding (wordless vocals), Premik Russell Tubbs (EWI), as well as Eaton (bass) and Ackerman
(acoustic guitar), the album also includes the mesmerizing sound of the Zadar Sea Organ (on “The Sea Sings”).
After just the first few tracks, you and your listeners will be awed at the mature talent of this artist on his recording debut.
The Late Train Home is now playing on New Age Stars Radio.
Press release by Ed and Stacey Bonk