Midnight Clear-The Music of Penny Rodriguez
- (Penny Rodriguez)
- Format: CD
Reviews of previous CDs.... 'I feel drawn to curl up in a big, cozy chair near a crackling fireplace and sip hot cocoa when I listen to 'Images', an inspirational solo acoustic piano album by Penny Rodriguez. Just in time for those blustery winter days when most of us look for reasons to stay inside, Rodriguez offers us a masterful collection of 18 hymns perforemd with all the perfection and classy creativity of a seasoned maestro. With unencumbered, distinctive arrangements, Rodriguez varies her interpretations stylistically to bring listeners through a myriad of emotions, ranging from the happy expectation of 'When We All Get to Heaven' to the intimate, reflectivie solitiude of 'I Need Thee Every Hour. While the album offers plenty of upbeat tunes, the slower, more meditative interpretations are what kept me listening through the albums' 45 minutes.' Virtue Magazine 'On Portraits of Christmas, Penny Rodriguez gracefully updates 18 holiday favorites with a unique and blithely original series of variations for solo piano. Rodriguez' fluid interpretation of classics such as 'The Coventry Carol' and 'Do You Hear What I Hear' make this recording the ideal stocking stuffer.' Arts Indiana Magazine 'Images by Penny Rodriguez is a warm and wonderful display of human soul and faith, captured as it can only be captured, on an acoustic piano.' Jackson Berkey, Pianist/ Keyboardist/Composer, Mannheim Steamroller *Note: While 'Images' is no longer available, many of the cuts from it are on 'The Contemplative Collection'.