An attractive accessible modern mainstream solo piano album from world class Luxembourg player Michel Reis recorded in pristine fashion at Stefano Amerio's Artesuono Studio earlier this year. Reis original 'Coal Harbour' is one of our favourite tracks and here Reis shows his consummate gifts in interpreting strong melody. Reis goes that bit further in terms of grand statement on a track like 'After Winter' but we much prefer it when he manages to winkle out incredible feeling from a few scraps of hooky material - take his version of Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks classic 'Simple Twist of Fate' which is fantastically beautiful. (A touching version of Dylan's 'Chimes of Freedom' is also included.) A late night kind of record, one that has a personal touch. Quietly slipped out at the weekend, what a pleasure from start to finish.