Keith's Diorama (single)
2022 / PCM
Review by Kathy Parsons
"Keith's Diorama" is part of a continuing series of solo piano singles composed and performed by Peter Calandra. A master of many genres of music, Calandra's singles in this series are mostly within the jazz and new age spectrum - no small or limited categories there, for sure! "Keith's Diorama," a 7-minute piece with a variety of themes inter-woven throughout, would most likely be categorized as jazz, but, like most of Calandra's music, it doesn't fit neatly into any specific box (other than his own) - something I deeply respect and appreciate! "Keith's Diorama" feels very free and spontaneous, and is constantly changing as it unfolds. It begins slowly - perhaps in search of something as it wanders around the piano keyboard. The exploration continues, gaining energy and a spirit that all but dances out of the music player at its peak! Although the themes keep evolving, that livelier and more intense feeling is extended until the last minute or so of the piece, where it gradually slows and fades to about where it started. It's an intriguing, and very enjoyable piece that demonstrates Peter's jazzier side as well as his very nimble and expressive fingers!
"Keith's Diorama" is available to stream or stream on Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes, as well as many of the other streaming sites. Recommended!
April 15, 2022