After his prodigious work on the quintet album "Down", the pianist and professor of music at the University of Florida decides to isolate himself and dedicate his first solo album to himself and his audience. To set up this remarkable feat, the emphasis is immediately placed on the dynamics of the piano and on color. The choice of instrument is particular, it is a piano that dates back to 1915 that is located inside the Langley Methodist Church on the island of Whidbey, near the city of Seattle.
The timbre of this piano has a particular color, in an ideal palette of colors, where the artist is in front of his blank canvas and rediscovers the darkest shades with a poignant beauty. In twenty-five small improvisations lasting a maximum of a few minutes, the will is to outline small epiphanies that do not even tell stories but arouse moods of impressions, fleeting moments of life. Few notes used sparingly, Erik Satie reminds us as a source of inspiration.
Pellegrin plays with the dynamics of his instrument and distills moments of joy and melancholy, an album conceived on the spot, created through the need to explore one's own emotional intimacy.
A calm serenity and a majestic gait characterize most of the songs. In a minute, Improvisation IV appropriates classic veins and updates them. In Improvisation VII, the low sound of the piano, his breathing, is manifested with the delicacy of a breath of wind. Improvisation XI is the longest track on the album; here Pellegrin allows himself to expose more concepts, always having the foresight to close the motif with a feeling of pleasant elegance. An album to be listened to on headphones with a mind free from all thoughts.