“Why don’t you start now
Turn off the TV
Bring up the courage
To live your own dreams”
– from “The Art of Living”
A recent transplant to the Capital Region from NYC, singer-songwriter-pianist Oded Ben-Ami is living his own dreams with the release of his debut album, “Beyond.”
On his website, Ben-Ami declares, “Some of the tracks are songs, some are piano instrumentals. Some are neither.” I’m not exactly sure what he means by that, but the results are intriguing. And intimate.
This is a purposefully minimalistic affair – just Ben-Ami on piano and vocals. No flashy guest stars, no studio gimmickery, no irony, no tricks, no foolin’ around.