Richard Bliwas Performs at Googie's Lounge (Upstairs from the Living Room)


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Richard Bliwas
Please come to The Living Room/Googie's Lounge located at 154 Ludlow Street New York , NY, 10002 January 26h at 7pm for a one hour set of innovative beautiful music.

The pianist ---now finishing up artwork for his soon to be released 6th CD for Rising Rose Records --- has been compared to Brian Wilson, Miles Davis, Patricia Barber, The Beatles, Van Dyke Parks, Mose Allison, and Sun Ra-- but as All About Jazz said in its review of Rising Rose Records 2004 release Ghost His writing is unmistakably original.

The compositions and lyrics are unusual, unpredictable, dark, mysterious, disjunct, and by intent. Everything is dynamic - changing from moment to moment. Substantive jazz vocabulary... a pianist with amply developed technical skills The music has the feeling of stretching time and space in an infinite universe of floating musical galaxies.
Jazz Improv Magazine Sept. 2008 review of Was Is

Bliwas transforms intricate phrases into seamless music
Cadence Magazine

Bliwas walks the line between jazz and folkrock with confidence producing a dialectic sound that compliments rather than conflicts
Shredding Paper

Richard is a truly gifted piano player and songwriter who should not go unnoticed for very long.
Downtown Music Gallery

Ghostlike vocals, dreamy electric piano and organ , swirling , intersecting waves, mesmerizing occasionally totally spaced out, laid back and dreamy … Dowtown Music Gallery May 2008 review of Was is

Spacey loungey glitch-jazz songs - (has anyone coined “glitch-jazz" before?). Kinda like Robert Wyatt meets The Books with the Next Door Neighbors listening to Sun Ra.
Brent Wilcox KEUL music director review of Was is

Haunting , inventive , engrossing like his previous recording Ghost only on acid --- in a good way --- exotic vocal intonations, filigrees and embellishments layered around vocal and piano phrases- fascinating listen that dazzles at every turn.
Never Ending Wonder review of Was is

Truly gifted Pianist and songwriter
Downtown Music Gallery

Incessantly Successful
Maurizio Comandini - All About Jazz (Italy)

Striking sense of organization
Cadence Magazine

Bliwas walks the line between jazz and folk-rock with confidence , producing a dialectic sound that compliments rather than conflicts.
Shredding Paper

Wonderfully Talented
The Big Takeover Magazine

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