Sue Maskaleris – “Love Is The Key” Jazilian Records
McCoy Tyner once said she had “a touch like Bill.” He was referring to Bill Evans. She began playing piano at age 4 and by adulthood had developed a love for Brazilian styled music. I reviewed a previous work of hers in November 2013. All eleven tracks have, to one degree or another, a ting of Latin inspired sound to them. Sue’s piano work is nothing less than spectacular, and perfectly instep with the overall compositions. Mostly, the pace is rather slow and purposeful. Her musical tone is more toward the melodic side. Her voice is also excellent, and she never gives the slightest hint she is overreaching her vocal abilities. Like her previous work I reviewed, “Love” is a Latin themed work of vocal driven traditional Jazz that is exceptionally composed, arranged and performed by an artist known for doing just that.