Joyful Noise: Disc One
Andy Monroe's debut CD features his trademark soulful piano and soaring vocals. Based on his years of improvisational work in New York's premiere dance studios (The Paul Taylor School, The Jose Limon Institute, The Alvin Ailey American Dance Center), JOYFUL NOISE: DISC ONE serves as an excellent tool for choreographers and dancers --- and a source of inspiration for any listener. Andy adds layers of percussion, strings, horns and vocal harmonies to many of the cuts. His sound has been compared to Pat Metheny Group, Belgian composer Wim Mertens and Brazilian recording artist Milton Nascimento. But it is the way he mixes these and other influences --- from the rolling sweeps and swells of DEPARTURE, SEVENS, FIELDS and HORIZON to the starkness and stillness of PRAYER, ASHES and ARRIVAL and then back to the feel-good white light of SKINS, FLURRY and BREEZE --- that gives this album such a unique flavor. Lush, passionate and upbeat, this album is sure to become a soundtrack for your life!