Gary Girouard has a new solo piano album The Naked Piano: Transitions to listen on Spotify.
Gary’s signature style of contemporary piano is often described as “hauntingly beautiful”, “deeply moving” and “wonderfully inspiring”. His “Naked Piano” solo piano series has won numerous “album of the year” awards, nominations and honors.
The Naked Piano: Transitions (2016) – 13 songs, 50 min
Transitions is the dramatic final chapter in the award-winning “Naked Piano” Series. It follows an epic tale of “Apollo” – a 15th century self-motivated Italian farm boy who falls in love with the privileged young “Lady Maria”. The album chronicles a surprising string of events where Apollo’s love helps him overcome incredible odds, rising from poverty and misfortune to become one of the richest and most influential thought leaders of his time.
Read about the story of transformation that accompanies his new album on his official Transitions page, where you can find album details that tells the romantic back-story and track descriptions with embedded 30-second samples. Also it has been 30 years since his near-death experience with bacterial meningitis, which he describes on his blog article.
You can purchase the physical CD directly from his web site. You will receive two bonus tracks not available on streaming or digital download versions with over 8 minutes of additional songs “Chronos” and “Taken”, and an MP3 download is also immediately available.
Here is my playlist of his songs.
Gary Girouard (playlist) – 18 songs, 1 hr 7 min
Enjoy listening to these live performances.
Love on The Naked Piano: Elements (2014) at 2015 Whisperings All-Star Concert – 4 min 20 sec
Heal on The Naked Piano: Elements (2014) at 2014 Whisperings Solo Piano Music Awards – 4 min 41 sec
The Thinker on The Naked Piano – Light & Dark (2012) at Piano Haven Studio – 4 min 42 sec
Lanterns on The Naked Piano – Light & Dark (2012) at Mesa, Arizona – 2 min 57 sec
Viva on The Naked Piano – Light & Dark (2012) at Mesa, Arizona – 3 min 27 sec
Bright Angels on The Naked Piano – Light & Dark (2012) at Mesa, Arizona – 4 min 1 sec
Out of the Dark on The Naked Piano – Light & Dark (2012) at Mesa, Arizona – 4 min 51 sec
Water on The Naked Piano – Elements (2014) – 4 min 8 sec
See my music post on Gary Girouard for playlist, albums, videos, and links.
Photo credit: The Naked Piano: Transitions (album cover)