Album Name: Cue
Artist: Ken Elkinson
Year/Label: 2008 / Independent
Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
Ken Elkinson jokingly calls himself “The David Hasselhoff of solo piano” in his bio. Because the album got a lot of airplay in Germany, not because he’s a ham pianist. No, he can definitely get the ivories trembling and proves it on his fourth solo recording.
The title song has limber piano play and a neat melody to help it stand out.
Wanderlust is another nice song with a lovely melody.
The final song Beautiful Sadness features the album’s lone vocal by Tom Freund who has found much acclaim as a singer. It’s a beautiful and plaintive song and a perfect note to close on.
It’s a very nice record.
Posted on April 22, 2008
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2. Cue (entire song free download)
9. Oregon Coast
12. Beautiful Sadness (featuring Tom Freund)