Big City Parables
The contribution of a few world class players to Anton Bach's third CD offering, is the first thing to distinguish Big City Parables from his previous work. The dynamic ground covered is now expanded considerably, and there is a vibrance here that well promotes and embodies the spirit his lyric themes invoke. Gratitude, persistence, hopeful encouragement and celebration all find voice and welcome expression here. And all set to the sounds of some nice grooves and harmonies indeed... Highlights include the cool pop gem, "Best of My Love"; the ambitious, multi-layered "Company of Angels"; the commedably goofy ode, "Bad Coffee Blues"; the lilting, enchanting "Coming Home"; and a should-be candidate for entrance into every performer's Standards repertoire, "Growing Lovely." The easy universality that characterizes many of his songs again continues to stand out, and calls to mind that same quality in the great classic songs of the Pop, New Country and the Great American Songbook tradition. Here again you'll find that sharp, yet friendly and comfortable tailoring of actual melody and lyrics (!) that today especially is so hard to find, and so much more needed. This is a collection sure to be welcomed by and satisfying to stubborn and persistent fans everywhere out there, of worthwhile, enjoyable and rewarding musical experiences. Pop this CD in, groove, chill, and then get going; his live shows seem to get better all the time... Listener Quotes: "Good music, amazing;" Monica Markiewicz, featured violinist with Christian Cimperman, 1999 World Tour... 'You're a poet, just fantastic' Suzanne Gorman, Billboard Top 10, 'Heartbreaker', 'Sanctuary', 'You Gotta Believe'. 'I'm tired of all that 'Don't Break My Heart' stuff, I just love your CD, it's so refreshing' Inga Supranoviciene, E.U. "Superb, outstanding" Team Sparky, Chicago "Awesome" "NBC Nightly News Theme" Trumpet Man... "It changes you...your music really helped me out a lot today, thank you." E. Dansel; Minneapolis, Mn "This music needs to be heard" J. Freeman; Evanston, Il.