Art of Tea
This recording opens and closes with children's songs...wonderful, simple melodies--which illustrated Jim Gibson's eclectic approach to recording. These children's tunes--and all the songs on this album--are very melodic and quiet....and all are in some way related to tea. Since tea is often a soothing drink--and 'taking tea' is often a very social occasion, this recording is the perfect compliment to enjoying this wonderful beverage. Jim Gibson's thirteen recordings are all very melodic, and are all interesting interweavings of several pianistic styles. Jim developed the ability to play this way through many years of commerical piano-playing in the Atlanta area. 'When you've played thousands of gigs of every sort--and I literally mean thousands of gigs--you figure out what people like. And, when we plan a new recording, we pay great attention to choosing the right songs--those that have been popular for a long time....that have often appealed to several generations. Those are magic songs.' And, you'll find that Jim's sensitive approach truly enhances these special, long-loved melodies.