Faria Hailed in American Record Guide Review
The reviewer wrote: " ... All the players are highly skilled and tackle the music with great enthusiasm. Ithaca College professor Rick Faria is excellent, boasting a great solo sound, solid technique, a wide dynamic range, amazing comfort in the extremities of the instrument, and an artistic commitment to every piece."
And from later in the review: "These works are more demanding on the ear and may take more than one hearing to appreciate. But Faria and his colleagues play with such aplomb and conviction, they are difficult not to like; you may even be humming the music after you finish listening."
Collaborating artists for the CD are cellist Heidi Hoffman, who is currently teaching at IC; pianist Xak Bjerken of the Cornell faculty; and percussionist Robert Bridge, who formerly taught at Ithaca College.
Originally published in Intercom: Faria Hailed in American Record Guide Review.