"This is pianist Valerie Mih's second release and, put simply, 'Meridians' is one of the standout piano recordings of 2008. With how many CDs in that genre see the light of day yearly, that's a strong statement. ...There is a rare depth, both an emotional underpinning and a richer aspect to the artist's actual talent and technique, at work here..." - Bill Binkelman, New Age Reporter Valerie grew up in a musically-oriented family that supported her development in classical and jazz piano. She naturally gravitated towards composers who blended classical with ambient sounds (such as Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Philip Glass) and jazz piano masters like McCoy Tyner, Thelonius Monk, Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Danilo Perez and Eliane Elias.
With her energetic and committed performance style, she has wowed audiences at major music festivals and venues including the Vision Festival New York, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Festival, Bach Dynamite Society and Yoshi's Jazz Club. "The compositions that are commonplace on Valerie Mih's new album 'Meridians' sound as if they were composed by someone that has been releasing albums for decades. Make it a point to pick up 'Meridians,' see her at any places that she may be performing, and get in on the ground floor." - NeuFutur Magazine Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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