Release: March 1, 1997 Label: August Son Tracks: 10
Midnight Conversation is the triumphant debut from solo pianist
Ken Elkinson. This stunning recording shows a maturity well beyond Kenâs 24 years at the time this album was released.
Consisting of ten tracks, Midnight Conversation sparkles in its minimalist approach. Elements of classical French impressionist composers Debussy and Ravel are intertwined with present day geniuses Keith Jarrett and George Winston to form a memorable harmonic convergence.
Midnight Conversation can be a backdrop canvass for a morning cup of coffee, a relaxing afternoon on a hammock and most certainly an intimate evening. The music is well suited for yoga, massage â even lulling the most difficult infant into a deep sleep.
Modern Dance Magazine declares, âThereâs no outlandish and chaotic chord sequences, no ultra challenging chord cacophonies, just pure and simple beautiful music.â
Ambience Magazine states, âFrom the silent, gentle artwork through the last of the ten tracks, Midnight Conversation is a delightful journey upon the gentle breeze of imagination and romance. Ken Elkinson has that remarkable gift of being able to coax from his instrument a wide spectrum of human emotion with all its subtle nuances.â
Midnight Conversation certainly sets the bar high for future Ken Elkinson releases, giving fans and newcomers alike a lot to look forward to.