New Beginnings: Richard Shulman & Adriana Contino
Catchy upbeat melodies and lyrical, haunting improvisations portray an intimate weaving of cello and piano. A balance of inspiration and delicate listening expresses a communion of spirit.
A rare combination of complementary musical talents.
Richard Shulman – piano
Adriana Contino – Cello
AMG Rating 4 1/2 stars. “…New Beginnings…a beautiful blend of jazz inflections and classical grace…Contino has a warm, strong, velvety tone; her opening to “Song for Smitty” is particularly stunning,… These two fine players achieve the perfect balance between independent and communal creation, as their introspection and joy flow seamlessly around and with each other. New Beginnings is…warmly recorded and very well-paced, it will satisfy anyone who appreciates wonderful music that transcends category.”
– Dr. Judith Schlesinger, All Music Guide