On April 29th, Richard P John released his fourth solo piano album 'Seasons in Flight.'
'Seasons' is available from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
For more information, please visit his website:
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The pianist and composer from St. Paul, MN known as Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka has re-released her 2012 LP record album, “Earth Sky,” on Alchymie records. The album contains eight original tracks over approximately 30 minutes of gorgeous, instrumental music composed entirely by Ruzicka, herself. It is mastered by Chris Graham.
“Earth Sky” is primarily focused on piano, but has elements of ambient and experimental electronica, also. These digital attributes serve to blend Ruzicka's piano pieces into one cohesive, organic whole, adding contour and abstract shape for a listening experience that is full and lush, like nature, itself. Ruzicka's tone is evenly divided throughout the sonic spectrum, sometimes warm, sometimes cool, but always consistently pleasant, vibrant and alive.
The biotic atmosphere of “Earth Sky” is not accidental. Ruzicka, herself, calls her LP an ambient, meditative project that is based on the visual, emotional and sensory experience that both the earth and the sky can impart.
“Through music,” she writes, “we are able to experience the interconnectedness of our earth, our sky, our senses and perhaps ourselves.”
Each of the eight tracks on “Earth Sky” are representative of a natural segment of earth or sky. In order, they are named in Czech (here translated): “Sunrise,” “Clouds,” “Rapeseed,” “Trees,” “Water,” “Poppies,” “Sunset,” and “Stars.” These compositions flow into one another exactly like seasons intertwining, or like the light of the sun passing over the eternally revolving globe. The music of “Sunrise” resonates gradually into a crescendo that welcomes the listener to the rest of the album, while “Sunset” fades into calm like the slowing of a child's music box, until the sonic space that is left ushers in Ruzicka's final piece, appropriately titled, “Stars.” The sheer majesty of this finale is not unlike that of the stars, themselves, and like the return of spring after annual snowfall, the listener will almost certainly want to begin the record anew from Track 1 at its placid conclusion.
Ruzicka has played and toured for independent and major label artists in the USA and in Europe, such as international R&B recording artist Alexander O’Neal, Paisley Park recording artist David “T.C.” Ellis, and Mallia “The Queen of Funk” Franklin, from the original Brides of Funkenstein. She has also performed with legendary Czech artists such as Pavel Bobek, Ilona Csakova, Karel Sucha, Helena Vondrackova, and the well-known alt-rock jazz group, Laura a jeji tygri (Laura and Her Tigers). She continues to collaborate with artists from the USA, Czech Republic, and England.
Jennifer Theuer Ruzicka's LP record album “Earth Sky” is available online worldwide.
Staff Press Release Writer
The LP “Earth Sky” is distributed globally by MondoTunes ( HYPERLINK "http://www.MondoTunes.com/" \n _blankwww.MondoTunes.com) and is available at iTunes for convenient purchase and download
Two solo piano pieces composed on consecutive days by Brian Kelly for an album and songbook currently in production.
Amy Lauren's sixth CD release is now available. Based on the picturesque northern shoreline of Lake Superior and the surrounding Great Lakes, "On Water" takes the listener through the profoundly spiritual and eloquently quiet, yet powerful and ever changing, element of water. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Grammy award winning engineer Brett Huus, the sounds and overtones of this recording paint a realistic portrait of the mysterious and stunningly beautiful North Shore. Please visit amylaurenpiano.com for more information.
This concert features Whisperings artists Louis Landon (New York), Amy Janelle (Sedona, AZ) and Tim Glemser (Gilbert, AZ).
LOUIS LANDON is a Steinway Artist and has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock & roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 23 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. Not long ago, Landon realized that his music - the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace, could surely bring joy, and particularly peace, to millions around the world. Louis Landon's mission is to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. He has released 11 CDs on the LCI record label and has just finished recording his latest album project entitled Peaceful Solo Piano from the Heart.
AMY JANELLE's debut album was released in November 2010. Her healing, soothing and peaceful solo piano and vocal music has touched the hearts of many and is heard on several radio stations including Pandora, Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, Sky.fm and Solopiano.com. She performs in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona, as well as across the country.
TIM GLEMSER grew up listening to the music of George Winston, Michael Jones, and David Lanz. He began piano lessons as a young teen. Once he was allowed to learn "new age" pieces, he fell in love with the genre. He wanted to do that also - to create music that emits story and emotion. Tim earned his B.A. in Music from Arizona State University, started his own studio for piano and voice students, and then finally turned his attention back to composing his own music. The result of this was "Painted Echoes", his debut solo piano album that was released in December 2011. His goal was to assemble a collection of emotional melodies that would evoke nostalgia and pastoral simplicity. The album gained outstanding reviews and earned him a spot in the Whisperings solo piano artist community. His music can be heard on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio, along with other online radios and the Soundscapes channel on Music Choice satellite radio. Tim lives in Arizona with his wife and two children. He is currently working on compositions for his next album.
Tickets are $15/$10 advance and $20/$15 at the door
Two new solo piano pieces by Brian Kelly.
1. View from the Swing
2. Spiral Path
Friday, January 18th 7:30 pm Solo piano concert at Steinway Piano Gallery, 3001 East Skyline Dr. Suite 117, Tuscon, AZ. Tickets are $25 for the concert. You can also dine at the fabulous Acacia Restaurant right next door and enjoy the concert for $75 (gratuities and tax included. Great deal!)There will also be a Master Class in Improvisation from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Tickets are $25 general and $15 for students. Call 1-888-325-9797 for reservations and tickets or send an e-mail through the website http://www.spgtucson.com
For my friends and subscribers: Each month I'll be sharing with you a Sneak Preview of unreleased music (recordings and scores). This month:
1. Solo Piano (untitled)
2. Welcome To Life.
All music composed, arranged, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly.