Rob Baker Trio - Creation

Thursday 1st June 2000
Rob Baker Trio - Creation
Rob Baker Trio - Creation

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 1931-20287
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

In the sleevenotes Rob writes, "Creation is all around us. In a world of industry, technology, and materialism, it is all too easy to let the beauty of nature pass you by. The aim of this project was to depict various aspects of the natural world in music and song." Rob Baker is a talented pianist and thematically he explores the wonder of creation and how it speaks of the glory of God, A fabulous concept and this CD contains some brilliant music sensitively played and focussed on Rob's piano. Although a lot of this is pretty laid back and atmospheric, there are moments when it explodes as on "The Mountains Will Burst Into Song" and "The Righteous Will Flourish Like A Palm Tree" which are both upbeat, jazzy pieces in stark contrast to some of the other music here. As for the quieter pieces, my favourite has to be the flowing "Like Rain Falling On A Mown Field, Like Showers Watering The Earth" which is enchanting. If you're looking for some fresh instrumental music and you're tired of buying albums that are just retreads of the choruses and hymns, invest in Rob's inspiring music.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Sunrise On A Cloudless Morning [Listen]
2. The Mountains Will Burst Into Songs [Listen]
3. For The Beauty Of The Earth [Listen]
4. Like Rain Falling [Listen]
5. The Righteous Will Flourish Like A Palm Tree [Listen]
6. In Green Pastures, Beside Quiet Waters [Listen]
7. I Have Set My Rainbow In The Clouds [Listen]
8. The Great Creatures Of The Sea [Listen]
9. The Gift Of Life [Listen]
10. The Day Thou Gavest [Listen]

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