There's new music from the Prince musical tree. But it's far from the funk-rock produced by the late icon and his onetime band, The Revolution.
Keyboardist Lisa Coleman, who has also recorded and performed in the duo Wendy and Lisa, has released Collage, an album of piano improvisations. Reflecting her training in classical piano, she offers a series of solo pieces, some of which are augmented by "new age" synthesizers. But none will evoke the sound of "1999" or "When Doves Cry." And that's deliberate.
Lisa Coleman says her most avid fans won't be surprised by her improv pieces on Collage:
"I think that most fans of mine in particular -- or Wendy and Lisa, let me put it that way -- won't be particularly surprised because I've done these kind of things in the past. And one of our albums we released a mini-disc of my piano improvs."
Lisa Coleman talked about setting her own musical course:
"So I'm not satisfied with just studying Beethoven. And I love Beethoven. But I want to actually be Beethoven."