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reviewed Infinite Beauty by Donovan Johnson. Sunday
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Infinite Beauty   Donovan Johnson   2014 / The Boxhouse Music Company   58 minutes      "Infinite Beauty" is pianist/composer Donovan Johnson’s fifth release to date. Most of Johnson’s earlier recordings are piano and keyboard mixes, but this one is all solo piano and I think it’s his strongest work yet. Classically-trained …
reviewed Coming Home by Greg Maroney. April 05
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Coming Home by Greg Maroney
Coming Home   Greg Maroney   2014 / Hen House Records   53 minutes      "Coming Home" is the twelfth album from pianist/composer Greg Maroney, one of my all-time favorite artists. Maroney released his first album, "Songs of the Water Rose," in 1997, and although that is a great album, his artistry has grown and matured over the …
reviewed Passionata by Denise Young. April 02
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Passionata by Denise Young
Passionata   Denise Young   2014 / Dancing Horses Music   41 minutes "Passionata" is pianist/composer Denise Young’s third album and the first since her highly-acclaimed 2007 release, "Something You Dream Of....," which was nominated for  Best Instrumental Piano Album of The Year. Produced by Will Ackerman and recorded at his Imaginary …
reviewed Healing Piano of Sedona by Louis Landon. March 31
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Healing Piano of Sedona by Louis Landon
Healing Piano of Sedona   Louis Landon   2014 / Landon Creative, Inc.   59’37”      "Healing Piano of Sedona" is pianist/composer Louis Landon’s fifteenth release and is a bit different from his previous albums in that this is music intended for massage, yoga and relaxation. While Landon has been involved in the so-called …
reviewed New Horizon by Minstrel Streams. March 30
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New Horizon by Minstrel Streams
New Horizon   Minstrel Streams   2014 / Minstrel Streams   48 minutes      Are you looking for some sweetly uplifting instrumental music that harkens back to a more innocent time? "New Horizon" by Minstrel Streams might be exactly what you seek. This is the fourth release from Minstrel Streams, a husband and wife duo made up of Matt Stuart …
reviewed Still by Carter Schade. March 28
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Still by Carter Schade
Still   Carter Schade   2013 / Carter Schade   42 minutes      Carter Schade was all of twelve years old when he recorded his debut album, "Still." I have to admit that I wasn’t expecting a whole lot from someone so young and debated how to review his work next to the recordings of more mature and experienced artists. Those thoughts …
reviewed Imagination by Joe Yamada. March 19
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Imagination by Joe Yamada
Imagination   Joe Yamada   2014 / Joe Yamada Music   51 minutes      "Imagination" is the second full-length solo piano release from pianist/composer Joe Yamada following his 2004 CD "Heartfelt." The thirteen original pieces are relaxed and soothing, romantic and from the heart. Recorded at Piano Haven Studio in Sedona, AZ on Joe …
reviewed Tapestries of Time by Ann Sweeten. March 19
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Tapestries of Time by Ann Sweeten
Tapestries of Time   Ann Sweeten   2014 / Orange Band Records   56 minutes      "Tapestries of Time" is the tenth release from pianist/composer Ann Sweeten. Co-produced with Will Ackerman and recorded at his Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont, this beautiful collection of eleven original compositions features Sweeten on the Steinway B grand …
reviewed The Naked Piano: Elements by Gary Gir.... March 04
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The Naked Piano: Elements by Gary Girouard
The Naked Piano: Elements   Gary Girouard   2014 / Galileo Music   53 minutes      Two years in the making, the fifth installment of Gary Girouard’s award-winning "The Naked Piano" series is here! Subtitled "Elements," it is a musical expression of “things that are in this world, but not of this world” and seeks …
reviewed Dreams From Afar by Michael Logozar. March 02
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Dreams From Afar by Michael Logozar
Dreams From Afar   Michael Logozar   2014 / Michael Logozar   43 minutes "Dreams From Afar" is the fourth album from pianist/composer Michael Logozar and, as much as I love his first three, this could be my favorite. Logozar had planned to release an album of folk songs this year, but was seemingly diverted the end of 2013 when he accepted the challenge to …
reviewed "Morning Phase" by Beck. February 27
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"Morning Phase" is Beck's finest work. All of these songs touches me either lyrically, thematically or musically. "Waking Light" and "Unforgiven" are two songs that I enjoy lyrically. These two songs are reminders to embrace the end of life and not to be afraid of it. "Heart is a Drum" is a song that features beautiful piano playing. I can listen to this …
reviewed River Serene CD by Timothy Wenzel. February 26
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RIVER SERENE CD BY TIMOTHY WENZEL
Nowadays there is such a wide variety of new age music that it makes your head spin (solo piano, solo guitar, Native flute, modern-classical, avant-garde, gentle jazz, Celtic, world-fusion, soft vocals, wordless vocals and chants, ambient, full-ensemble with drums, soft prog-rock and on and on).  We almost forget about traditional new age music.  You know the sounds that really started it …
reviewed Nocturnes CD by Dan Chadburn. February 26
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NOCTURNES CD BY DAN CHADBURN
    DAN CHADBURN   NOCTURNES   CD REVIEW       The title of this recording is Nocturnes and it has a double meaning.  Pianist Dan Chadburn was trained as a classical musician and this music has certain classical (or at least modern classical elements).  In the music world the word “nocturne” is most-often used in the …
reviewed Sojourn by Jim Gabriel. February 24
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Sojourn by Jim Gabriel
Sojourn   Jim Gabriel   2013 / Jim Gabriel   49 minutes      "Sojourn" is the stellar debut by pianist/composer Jim Gabriel. Produced by Will Ackerman at his Imaginary Road Studio in Vermont, the album is made up of four piano solos and seven duets/ensemble pieces that feature Eugene Friesen on cello (5), Charlie Bisharat on violin (2), Tony …
reviewed Bluebeard's Castle by Bela Bartok. February 22
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Bluebeard's Castle by Bela Bartok
The orchestral music proceeds from gentle tones to a rising crescendo to indicate the unfolding drama. Bluebeard's Castle is dark with no sunlight. Judith comes to warm the cold stones. She will  let the light in. Large doors close so no-one sees what is behind them. Bluebeard declares  "Blessed are your hands", Judith. The orchestral music is in a panic mode like a torture …
reviewed The Undiscovered Horizon by Harrison .... February 20
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The Undiscovered Horizon by Harrison Edwards
The Undiscovered Horizon   Harrison Edwards   2013 / Arturim Records   46 minutes      "The Undiscovered Horizon" is the fourth release from Harrison Edwards. An eclectic assortment of musical styles and instruments, the twelve original tracks take the listener on an aural tour of places and cultures from around the world. Using keyboards, …
reviewed Storybook Love by Laura McMillan. February 19
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Storybook Love by Laura McMillan
Storybook Love: A Pianist Perspective   Laura McMillan   2014 / Perhaps Piano Records   56 minutes "Storybook Love" is Laura McMillan’s third solo piano release following "Without Words" (2009) and"Linger Longer" (2012). One World Music named "Linger Longer" “Album of the Year” by and McMillan …
reviewed Magnolia by Robin Meloy Goldsby. February 10
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Magnolia by Robin Meloy Goldsby
Magnolia   Robin Meloy Goldsby   2013 / Bass Lion Music   45 minutes      "Magnolia" is a stunning solo piano collection by one of my very favorite artists, Robin Meloy Goldsby. The twelve tracks are a combination of seven original compositions and five covers. The original pieces include collaborations with Goldsby’s son and husband …
reviewed A New Direction by Amy Janelle. February 09
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A New Direction by Amy Janelle
A New Direction   Amy Janelle   2014 / Live Your Dream Music   46 minutes      "A New Direction" is the second release from pianist/composer/vocalist Amy Janelle,  following her 2010 debut, "Shining True." Since that first recording, Amy moved from the wet and chilly Pacific Northwest to warm and dry Sedona, AZ - a new direction, …
reviewed Gently Sleeps: A Calming Tribute To t.... February 09
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Gently Sleeps: A Calming Tribute To the Beatles by Mike McCarthy
Gently Sleeps: A Calming Tribute To The Beatles   Mike McCarthy   2014 / Michael McCarthy   66 minutes      "Gently Sleeps: A Calming Tribute To The Beatles" is the second release from pianist/composer/arranger Mike McCarthy, following his 2012 debut, This Piano. It’s hard to believe that The Beatles made their US arrival fifty years …
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