Terry Riley – Happy Ending

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?
Distinctive Terry Riley

side 1: solo keys
side 2: sax takes focus and organ raises

Two very different halves in explorations of minimalism. The keys in journey from the death of a friend is an engaging solo work of Terry riley though it doesn’t cover a lot of ground or offer much to revisit.

Happy ending, side 2, is a prime piece of spiritual jazz with a consistent sax line that’s contrasted against a set of keys and pianos. It changes shape successfully, conjuring up an array of emotions before building to joy when the piano kicks in at the end.

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Terry Riley – Happy Ending

Description: Album Review of Terry Riley – Happy Ending

Rating: 3 out of 5