If you have any doubts whatsoever that Hollywood has produced a lot of extremely beautiful music, the artistry of Ronnie Aldrich will convince you and more than that, will captivate you. Here is a real musician one who can draw forth the richest resources of his instrument without resorting to pianistic fakery, who can create orchestrations that are lush without being over orchestrated. His approach to a theme is as straightforward as it is effective and full of personal style. There are no frills or overdone gimmicks, because Aldrich is too good a pianist to need them. But at the same time that he respects the music he plays, his interpretations are never stuffy or old-hat. For what comes across to the listener is that Ronnie Aldrich loves the music he plays. How else can one explain his uncanny ability to get right to the heart of a musical mood!
Label: Decca PFS 4108