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Album Review: Walking To the Moon (single)
Pete Calandra and Straight Up
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Walking To the Moon (single)
Pete Calandra and Straight Up
2022 / PCM
7 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Walking To the Moon" is part of a series of singles released by Pete Calandra and Straight Up. (Calandra also records as Peter Calandra, and that music is generally solo piano [not always!] in a new age/ ambient /film score style that usually incorporates jazz and other elements into the music.) Pete Calandra and Straight up is primarily a jazz ensemble. Sometimes Pete plays all or most of the instruments himself, but "Walking To the Moon" features all live players on sax, keyboard, percussion, electric guitar, bass and muted trumpet. It begins with a slow, easy groove with sax and trumpet out in front, adding more rhythms, instruments and energy as it unfolds. Sax generally stays in the lead, but organ/keyboard and trumpet also really shine. Overall, the slow groove runs throughout the piece, with some of the lead parts adding some fiery contrast. It's a great piece to just sit and get lost in!

"Walking To the Moon" is available on Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes and streaming sites such as Spotify.
June 13, 2022
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