Isaac Shepard: Quiet

Isaac Shepard: Quiet

Listen to the new solo piano album Quiet just released by Isaac Shepard.

This ninth piano album is an EP containing 5 intimate and ambient piano tracks with peaceful cinematic accompaniment. Unlike his previous solo piano albums, it offers an up-close and personal piano experience, supported by sparse orchestral instruments.  If you ever get stressed out or need something to help calm your nerves, you’re going to love this album!

Quiet (2017) – 5 songs, 17 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Isaac Shepard post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Quiet @ Amazon (album cover)

Louis Landon: Departure

Louis Landon: Departure

Listen to solo piano by Louis Landon on his new album Departure.

Departure (2017) – 14 songs, 48 min

 

Listen to more of his music at my Louis Landon post for more of his albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Departure @ Amazon (album cover)

Michael Logozar & Louis Landon

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Whisperings solo piano concert by Michael Logozar & Louis Landon last night at the Steinway Piano Gallery showroom in Austin, Texas. We were lucky to have a front row seat listening to them play a 9-foot Steinway model D Concert Grand piano. I have attended several house concerts at Michael & Kendra Logozar’s, but this was the first time I had the chance to meet Louis and hear him in person.

Concert Playlist

It was a lovely evening listening to their music, and I thought I would share the concert playlist for you to enjoy as well. They finished the evening with a two-person improvisation based on just 3 notes selected by an audience member. Amazing talent!

Michael Logozar & Louis Landon (Playlist) – Whisperings concert @ Steinway Austin (3/31/17) – 17 songs, 1 hr 10 min

 

Extended Playlists

These are my extended playlists if you would like to listen to more of their music, and click on artist names for albums, videos, and links.

Michael Logozar (Playlist) – 37 songs, 2 hr 31 min

 

Louis Landon (Playlist) – 70 songs, 5 hr 18 min

 

George Winston: Spring Carousel

George Winston: Spring Carousel

Listen to music by George Winston on his new (14th) solo piano album Spring Carousel.

This album was recorded during his recovery at City of Hope near Los Angeles after a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) in 2012. Read more about the album on his web site. Proceeds from sales directly benefit City of Hope, which is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. See Be the Match for information about their bone marrow donor registry and support for life-saving transplants to cure blood cancers.

New Album

Spring Carousel (2017) – 15 songs, 53 min

 

Video

He shares his remarkable experience at City of Hope, where he battled and overcame thyroid cancer, basal cell carcinoma, and myelodysplastic syndrome.

George Winston, cancer survivor | City of Hope – 2 min 37 sec

 

See my George Winston music post with his albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Spring Carousel @ Amazon (album cover)

Jennifer DeFrayne: Sisu

Jennifer DeFrayne: Sisu

Listen to instrumental piano music by Jennifer DeFrayne on her new (2nd) album Sisu.

It embraces the spirit of the Finnish term Sisu, exploring its many characteristics as it takes you on a beautiful sonic excursion, with Jennifer on piano accompanied by these stellar musicians: Jeff Haynes (percussion), Premik Russell Tubbs (sax and EWI), Michael Manring (fretless bass), Jill Haley (english horn & oboe), Sara Milonovich (violin & vocals), Jeff Pearce (ambient guitar), and Jeff Oster (flugelhorn).

This album is dedicated to her heritage as a Finnish-American from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, during this year’s Finland 100 centenary celebration of independence. You can read more about her background, Finnish “sisu”, and this album on her web site.

Sisu is a universal capacity which we all share: perseverance, courage, endurance, determination, grit, fortitude, bravery, spirit, resilience, inner strength and more. Jennifer has this to say about how the songs on the album came about:

Each song embraces the spirit of sisu, and reflects its many characteristics. I am so thankful to all of these musicians who contributed their amazing talents creating the layers of beauty, clarity, and emotion to the music making it everything I envisioned, and more!

There are nice reviews of the album by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com, Rotcod Zzaj at Contemporary Fusion Reviews, as well a press release by Beth Hilton at PRWeb.

New Album

Sisu (2017) – 12 songs, 58 min

 

Video

Watch unique Finnish photography while listening to samples of all tracks in the new album.

Sisu Album Preview (2017) – 7 min 42 sec

 

See my Jennifer DeFrayne music post with her albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.

Photo credit: Sisu @ Amazon (album cover)

Lynn Yew Evers

Lynn Yew Evers

Listen to instrumental piano music by Lynn Yew Evers on her latest album Elysian. There are nice reviews by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com of both albums, Elysian and Dawn of Peace.

Albums

These are her albums.

Elysian (2016) – 13 songs, 53 min

 

Dawn of Peace (2012) – 11 songs, 53 min

 

Single

Here is a single.

Without Words (2015) – 1 song, 3 min 53 sec

 

Videos

Here are some videos from her albums.

Elysian on Elysian (2016) – 4 min 37 sec

 

Without Words on Without Words (2015) – 3 min 54 sec

 

Unspoken Tale on Dawn of Peace (2012) – 5 min 10 sec

 

Lyrical Mood on Dawn of Peace (2012) – 5 min 32 sec

 

A Fleeting Moment on Dawn of Peace (2012) – 4 min 44 sec

 

Links

These are links to her website, social media, and general information.

These are links to artist pages at popular music players and music stores.

Photo credit: Elysian @ Amazon (album cover)

Lynn Tredeau

Lynn Tredeau

Listen to solo piano music by Lynn Tredeau from Idaho on her latest album A New Dream.

She composes original piano music to tell life’s stories, inspired by nature and love of family. There are nice reviews of all of her albums by Kathy Parsons at MainlyPiano.com: A New Dream, Echoes of Life, and Snowlight (A Christmas Memory).

Albums

These are her albums.

A New Dream (2016) – 13 songs, 47 min

 

Echoes of Life (2015) – 12 songs, 43 min

 

Christmas

Here is a Christmas album, which won 2016 Best Holiday Album of the Year at Enlightened Piano Radio.

Snowlight (A Christmas Memory) (2014) – 14 songs, 47 min

 

Videos

Here are some videos for songs from her new album.

Dream a New Dream – Live at Concert Window (2016) – 3 min 51 sec

 

Ocean of Tears – Live at 2016 Enlightened Piano Radio Awards Concert (with Sherry Finzer) – 3 min 25 sec

 

Links

These are links to her website, social media, music players and stores.

Photo credit: A New Dream @ Amazon (album cover)