Dunlop riffs on some well-known melodies and develops new ideas of his own. Take a piece like "Scattered Showers" which plays with "Stardust" before morphing into a little Chopin at the end. In "The Lake," you can hear bits of "Danny Boy" and "America the Peaceful" is an homage to "America the Beautiful." "Kick the Critic Out" is soulful blues, and "Sunset Turmoil" has elements that sound like something that could have been written by Erik Satie. Whatever the genre, Dunlop plays with consummate creative sensitivity and a grace and inventiveness that would be remarkable even in a man half his age.
Like Boyd's Blues, The Lake Reflections is a clear indication that it's never too late, and there is no such thing as too old.