“Mark Abel has forged an original style that blends elements of classical, rock and jazz. This disc’s art songs feature the gorgeous voices of sopranos Jamie Chamberlin and Ariel Pisturino, accompanied by pianist Victoria Kirsch, transporting the listener with lovely melodies and engaging, albeit sometimes mildly dissonant harmonies. … The Dark-Eyed Chameleon (artful lyrics by Abel) is a searing story of a disintegrating love relationship. … Five Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke captures the mystery and angularity of Rilke’s refined language.… Rainbow Songs (artful lyrics by Abel) conveys optimistic sentiment, idealized love, moments of loneliness, lyrical states and joyous energy, with tone paintings whose pleasures invite repeated listening.” —Larry, Zookeeper Online
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