- Audio CD (November 11, 2002)
- Original Release Date: November 30, 2002
- Number of Discs: 1
- Label: CD Baby
- ASIN: B00007JXQF
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,044,466 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
With Open Eyes / ojos abiertos
Innovative Guitar in a multi genre setting - All original compositions. blues,jazz,folk,r&b,classical are all explored. New guitar techniques never before applied, are with Peter Orphanos.
"PETER HAS STRUCK GOLD HERE - HE HAS A GREAT RHYTHM SECTION AND EVERY SOUND SPEAKS OF A NEW BEGINNING." -- ARCHIE SHEPP
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We live our life in time, in different tempos, full of mysterious resonances. We hear overtones of meaning. Chord and key changes create personal odysseys.
Like a solitary life, these songs have a beginning and an end, but they invite you to get lost in the eternal moment. You wait in the spaces between the notes, connected to the song's past, hopeful for the future, remembering a harmony that changes form.
But life isn't lived alone. The musicianship in these sessions is something shared and vital. I loved the arrangements and improvisation. Steve Kuhn's piano playing is beyond words.
The total album distills the music that we feel in the world around us, from the bleakness of pre-dawn, to bright day and seductive night.
Listen to it and you begin to get a sense of how an artist perceives the world. Peter Orphanos has a gift. There are many different musical genres displayed here, reflecting the hours of a day and the experiences of a lifetime. Here are a few samples:
"40 Acres..." and "Cornsilk Bender" are haunting pieces of atmospheric blues. The slide guitar is unearthly.
"Times That Were" has a Marvin Gaye groove and features a beautiful vocal.
"Halfmast" is a masterpiece of jazz. A reverie. Everything comes together: piano, guitar, percussion.
"Beautiful Love" has a swing that makes you want to dance.
There are also virtuoso flourishes of classical guitar ("Etude") in addition to other genres. It's all music. It's all wonderful. You'll have to listen for yourself.
The music is fresh, diverse and very comfortable to the ear. I made it a point to go out and buy myself a copy.
Listening to it over and over, has just reinforced my feelings.
Hey, Peter, we're waiting to see you at the Montreal Jazz Festival!
Montreal, Quebec Canada
a degree of emotional expression that is very rare in today's music. His playing has a subtle richness in detail that amazes
me ever time I listen.
Peter Orphanos is a great artist in full control of his art.