Richie Beirach – Antarctica (1985)

Richie Beirach - Antarctica (1985)
Artist: Richie Beirach
Album: Antarctica
Genre: Post-Bop / Piano Jazz
Origin: USA
Released: 1985
Quality: mp3, 320 kbps

1. The Ice Shelf (5:30)
2. Neptune’s Bellows (3:03)
3. Penguins On Parade (2:42)
4. Deception Island (4:24)
5. Mirage (5:19)
6. Water Lilies (The Cloud) (6:38)
7. The Empress (6:28)


Ambitious, erratic but interesting concept album by pianist Beirach for the Pathfinder label. It’s a solo piano suite with all original pieces. He hits sometimes and misses at other times, but it’s certainly good to hear something besides standards and hard bop, even when it’s more mood than substance.