Feature CD Of The Week: Michelle Pollace's "New Beginning"
For Release: June 16, 2013
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 6/16/2013
The Feature CD of the Week is from Michelle Pollace. Its title is New Beginning and it is a really an entertaining project.
Pollace is a performing musician, composer, and music book author based in the San
Francisco Bay Area. She has made her musical reputation by her ability to be skillful
in the presentation of many musical styles over the years.
Pollace began writing songs at age 11. She took formal piano lessons sporadically,
but preferred to play be ear, also picking up bass and guitar in her teens.
Her proficiency with classical and jazz piano styles has led her to perform with a
jazz/fusion band and now embraces the sound of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian standards
with her second release (the first was Soul Redemption in 2005).
This is a well-produced, relaxing sound that listeners will be sure to enjoy long
after it has finished being the Feature CD.