The musical styles on Pink Magic Elephant vary from straight-ahead bebop, Spanish-influenced music, rhythm and blues, and dreamy ballads. On the title track, Brackeen sounds at first like Dave Brubeck, but then moves into her own brand of playing. This tune takes the listener on a roller coaster ride, full of dips, and turns, and unexpected twists. Another great tune is Brubeck’s ballad, Strange Meadowlark, with Joanne Brackeen alone at the piano.
Pink Elephant Magic is a must-have for those music lovers who really enjoy listening to excellent, piano music.