Following the 2008 release of the duo recording, Ripples
(Art of Life AL1034), with guitarist Scott Sherwood, Portraits
is Bob Rodriguez
's fourth release as a leader and finds him in a solo piano setting. Bob performs his unique solo piano arrangements of Bill Evans Waltz for Debby", Rodgers & Hart's Spring Is Here", Kern & Hammerstein's All the Things You Are" and Thelonious Monk's 'Round Midnight" in addition to five of his own compositions. Portraits
was recorded on July 16, 1994 at Ambient Studios in Stamford, Connecticut by recording engineer Nick Prout and mixed and mastered by A.T. Michael MacDonald. Bob Rodriguez's three previous releases as a leader, Corridor
, are also available in the form of MP3 digital downloads from Art of Life Records MP3 Download Store.