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Tender, creative and beautiful are just some of the adjectives that describe Spirit Touch, the third solo album from Joseph Akins, which continues his heartfelt piano artistry with eleven fresh tracks: ten new originals and one modern arrangement of on old classic. Joseph s performance on a Steinway D grand is featured throughout this album with intimate piano solos for several tracks and accompaniment from cello and percussion on others. Spirit Touch will surely touch the spirit of any listener.
All tracks were recorded at the beautiful Middle Tennessee State University recording studios. Both Joseph Akins and the engineer, Bill Crabtree, are professors in the Department of Recording Industry in the College of Mass Communication at MTSU. The world-class facilities of these studios can be heard throughout the high quality sound from this album.
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Spirit Touch is the follow-up to my solo piano album, Masterpeace. Released in 2007, Masterpeace has been recognized as a soothing and relaxing instrumental album that sounds wonderful. In 2009, Spirit Touch still features the beauty and heart of the grand piano. Many of the tracks are solo piano yet other selected tracks have cello and percussion accompaniment. All tracks are originals with the exception of track 11, which is my arrangement of the popular Tennessee Waltz. It is my hope that Spirit Touch touches your spirit.
1. Spirit Prelude This is an uplifting improvisation that makes...