Artist/ Band: Tobin Mueler
Title: 13 Masks: Solo Piano
Label: Simig Media
Year of Release: 2007
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The Review:

In 2007, Keyboardist Tobin Mueller released an album, that mixes jazz, avant-garde classical in what he refers to as "Progressive Ragtime", called 13 Masks Solo Piano. Musically I hear more of a classical feel throughout with improvisations, which brings on the jazz element. The whole album is a very pleasant thing to listen to but more as a background. I say this mainly due to being a single instrument based music., it just tends to be more melodic rather than dramatic (not that thatís a bad thing).

Now with all that said, this not commercial music by any stretch of the imagination. Itís something most fans of progressive rock, jazz and non-mainstream classical music will appreciate the most. I would recommend this album for fans of piano based music especially those that consider themselves musical connoisseurs.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs on September 15th, 2008

Tracks:

1. You Make My Heart Skip A Beat
2. The Gumshoe Wears A Rag
3. Shadow Of Success
4. Memories Of Elegance
5. Stillness Of Wings
6. Chaos Of The Subconcious
7. Two Peas In A Chili Pod
8. A Monk Caught In A Thelonious Sphere
9. Chromatisome Swing
10. Holding Breath With Ophelia
11. Let Me Play With Those Horns, Amalthea
12. I Sail On (into deeper waters)
13. The Last Mask Falls Away

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