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Soul Soothers: Suzanne Ciani's Favourite LPs
Jude Rogers , May 31st, 2017 08:02

Ahead of her appearance at the environmentally sustainable electronic music festival Terraforma, Suzanne Ciani talks Jude Rogers through her favourite 13 albums, from Roxy Music to Pavarotti via Terry Riley and Eva Cassidy, Carole King and Penderecki


Brad Mehldau Trio - The Art Of Trio Vol. 1
Another musician that has a lot of consciousness in his playing – I'd recommend Richie Birac in this area too, who nobody seems to know very well. Brad Mehldau does versions of other people's songs, like The Beatles and Richard Rodgers and Radiohead, but brings them alive in a different way when he plays them. I've always loved the piano – it's an instrument that speaks to me, it's makes a very human sound. And I've also always loved jazz piano, Bill Evans being the greatest of course. I play this when I'm at home – it's easy going, understandable, melodic, thoughtful – and it has this intellectual, emotional approach. There's nothing wrong with music being those things. Music should help soothe your soul.