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Monday, July 28, 2008

CD Review: Brian Rolland - The Tide's In

Brian Rolland - The Tide's In
2007, Brian Rolland

Brian Rolland draws his musical inspiration from the world around him; whether from the sounds of the earth and sees to the color of the sky, all of this input is a direct influence on Rolland's music. Brian Rolland mixes jazz with world music, blues, and others to create a sonic tableau from which leaps the arcs of melody and harmony. 2007 sees the release of Rolland’s 3rd album, The Tide’s In.

There are several highlights on The Tide’s In, but my personal favorite is Rolland's take on the traditional Water Is Wide (with Collage). I also greatly enjoyed Tide's In and Ask Me Too. Rolland is an extremely talented jazz guitarist who can walk in many worlds musically. The Tide's In gives you, the listener, the opportunity to get to know Brian Rolland and appreciate his virtuoso guitar playing.

The Tide's In is the perfect album for a summer evening. It's mellow yet slightly challenging. This is definitely a disc that will go into rotation in your CD collection.

Rating: 3 Stars (Out of 5)

You can learn more about Brian Rolland at or You can purchase a copy of The Tide’s In at

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