MUSIC FOR YOUR EARS | REVIEW If you could read my mind By Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara

The instrumental rendition of If You Could Read My Mind by Steve Markoff &
Patricia Lazzara is a beautiful and nostalgic tribute to the late Gordon Lightfoot. This
remastered version exposes the immense talent of the flutist duo, Steve Markoff on alto
flute and Patricia Lazzara on concert flute. Steve Markoff and Patricia Lazzara’s
musical synergy is evident in their performance. The chemistry between the two flutists
elevates the cover to a level of emotional depth, conveying the essence of the original
lyrics through their expressive instrumental interpretation.
The absence of vocals in this cover allows the listeners to immerse themselves
fully in the evocative melody created by the enchanting sounds of the flutes.
Additionally, the absence of vocals in this rendition emphasises the power of the
melody itself. Steve and Patricia’s artistry allows the instruments to ‘sing’ and
communicate the emotions of the song effectively. As listeners, we can feel the
melancholic yearning and bittersweet memories conveyed by the flutes’ expressive
melodies. The flutes’ delicate nuances and emotive phrasing allow the melody to speak
volumes, reaching out to the audience in a way that words sometimes cannot.
The song conveys a sense of wistfulness and nostalgia, capturing the emotions
and depth of Gordon Lightfoot’s original composition. The choice of instruments,
particularly the bass guitar and flutes, adds a unique and captivating dimension to the
piece. The gentle and soothing tones of the flutes blend harmoniously with the
underlying bass guitar, creating a serene and contemplative ambiance that resonates
with the listeners’ hearts.
If You Could Read My Mind is a fitting tribute to the late Gordon Lightfoot,
honouring his musical legacy in a way that demonstrates the profound beauty of
instrumental music. This cover serves as a reminder of the timeless nature of great
songs, as well as the profound impact they can have when interpreted by skilled and
genuine musicians like Steve Markoff & Patricia Lazzara.
Overall, If You Could Read My Mind is a touching and soulful rendition that
captures the essence of nostalgia and emotion. This instrumental cover is a must-listen
for fans of heartfelt and evocative music and serves as a testament to the duo’s talent
and artistry.

Review made by Lucy Cicioni | Promoted by Musik & Film, MAF Music Promotion