I recently read a review of Dan Pinto’s new CD here on Blogger News. I have to admit that I was intrigued by it. Just by reading the review I wanted to interview him. Of course trying to interview a musician without actually listening to his music, is right up there with interviewing an author and skillfully avoiding the reading of the book first. It has a tenancy of ending in tears and acrimonious words!

To quote that Country song, I do indeed have ‘friends in low places’, and managed to finagle a copy of Anomalies for review. My plan was to just listen to it as a prelude to an interview, but it is so good, I feel that I have to throw in my two cents.

Dan Pinto is the king of fusing Jazz and Rock, and I have to admit that he does it in such a way that it sneaks up on you unannounced. Dan has had considerable success in the creation of music that has a film soundtrack feel about it. Part Orchestra, part quiet solo, and part drama. And there is plenty of drama in Anomalies. The listener is seduced into the story line.

There are people that ‘pooh pooh’ the world of soundtracks, ‘they are just music’ they say. How wrong they are, a soundtrack is every bit as important as the dialog. A good soundtrack makes the movie an Oscar winner, a poor one puts the movie in the bargain DVD bin at Wal-Mart.

I really enjoyed Anomalies, it really showcases this very talented performer. And assuming he is still talking to me, I hope to have an interview published in a few days.

In the meantime check out his web site, and you can sample his style, then head off to Amazon to get your own copy.

Simon Barrett

http://zzsimonb.blogspot.com

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