City of Peace Instrumentals II

July 8, 2012

City of Peace will appeal mainly to fans of smooth jazz, though the piano track featuring Teresa Scanlan (Miss America 2011) takes the standard “Chop­sticks” on a playful, high-speed joyride. “Streets of Light” (featuring saxophonist Jerry Marcellino) suggests the mood of a rainy Manhattan Friday night, while the reverb-drenched album closer “Streams of Mercy” uses watery textures and string scraping to craft an evocative tone poem.