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Bloom Road

by Dan Kennedy

An intimate coffeehouse-style set from award winning, classically trained Composer/Pianist Dan Kennedy.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Moonrise (feat. David Rose)
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2. Prayer for Janet
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3. Sweet Rain (feat. David Rose)
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4. Falling
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5. Beautiful Day (With You)
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6. Dulcimer in C Minor
5:01 $1.29
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7. A Moment
3:31 $1.29
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8. Bloom Road (feat. Charles Neville & David Rose)
5:02 $1.29
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9. Pop Top (feat. Greg Loughman & Charles Neville)
4:53 $1.29
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10. Heaven
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11. Torrent (feat. Charles Neville)
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12. Who Loves You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Bloom Road (2015)
Genre ~ New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
Dan Kennedy, piano
Mt. Pollux Music (ASCAP)
Produced by Dan Kennedy and Warren Amerman


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Dan Kennedy
Bloom Road

1 Moonrise 3:58
2 Prayer for Janet 4:55
3 Sweet Rain 4:25
4 Falling 6:59
5 Beautiful Day (With You) 3:27
6 Dulcimer in C Minor 5:01
7 A Moment 3:31
8 Bloom Road 5:02
9 Pop Top 4:53
10 Heaven 3:42
11 Torrent 4:47
12 Who Loves You 4:03


Dan Kennedy | Piano, Keyboards
Charles Neville | Tenor Sax 8,9,11
David Rose | Native American Flute 1,3,8
Greg Loughman | Bass 9


Produced by Dan Kennedy and Warren Amerman

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Warren Amerman
The Rotary Records, West Springfield, Massachusetts
June 29-October 6, 2014

All works composed by Dan Kennedy (ASCAP) ©℗ 2015 except for Who Loves You, ©1975 by Bob Gaudio and Judy Parker, used by permission of Seasons Music Company and EMI Music Publishing c/o Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 1,3,8,9,11 published by Mt. Pollux Music (ASCAP). 2,4,5,6,7,10 published by G&E Music Group, LLC

Piano Technician: J. Dickinson
Graphic Design: John Harrison
Photography: Caleb Daisy/Sarah Foster

Special Thanks: Anita, Bob & Craigen, BT Fasmer, Caleb, Caterina & Rick & Alexander, Cher Collins, Chris & Jim, Chris Lindquist, Corin Nelsen, Cornelia, Dan & Nancy Coffey, Dave & Holly, David Ranen, David Rose, Isabella & Stephen Bates, Jamey Osborne, Janet & Mark (& Herb), Joan Machacek, Joanne Glover, Joe & Dorothy, John & Janine, John & Sue, John Olsen, Jopey, Josh & Tatjana, Kate & Jean, Kathy Parsons for making house concerts look easy, Kim, Kristin & Charles, Lauren Averill, Leo Wurgaft, Leslie & Arthur, Marcia & Lloyd, Margaret & Fred & Noel & Sy, Matt & Suzanne, Matt Block and all the great folks at G&E, Michael Sugerman, Michelle Whitson, Moriah, Nancy Morgan, Nicole Scipione, Pat & Paul (easy living, buh), Pat Tukey, Paul & Rosario, Peter & Elizableth, Rachel, Rich & Maryalice, Sarah Shields, Sarah, Serge Kozlovsky, Stephen, The Ellis’s, The Glennons, The Pryces, The Spalding-Fechers, Tim & Katherine, Tom Joyce, Warren, Wendy Huish, Will Ackerman, Woody Kelly

Torrent is dedicated to George Russell (1923-2009)

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For more information, please visit www.dankennedy.us
©℗ 2015 Dan Kennedy (ASCAP)
Mt. Pollux Music | MPM-003.
Mfg. by Best Choice Media

1-11 composed by Dan Kennedy (ASCAP)
2015 Mt. Pollux Music (ASCAP)
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Michael Diamond (www.michaeldiamondmusic.com)

Reveiw excerpt from Music and Media Focus
It’s been a long and winding road that has led Dan to this present stage in his music career, so the title of his new release is quite appropriate. The album opens with an interesting surprise. While Dan is known primarily as a pianist, on this track, entitled “Moonrise,” he begins with a lush soundtrack of synthesizer orchestration that serves as background for the earthy yet airy sounds of Native American flute. His collaborator here is award-winning flutist David Rose, whose sensitive and soulful sounds give wings to the song.

From there, he transits into the solo piano style he is best known for on a haunting and hope-filled tune entitled “Prayer For Janet,” written for a friend who was in distress. Following up on his promise to deliver an album of diverse musical styles, a track called “Sweet Rain” is a lively romp that once again features the Native flute of David Rose in a context that includes drums, bass, and sounds of rain and thunder. Elements of smooth jazz, contemporary instrumental, and pop combine to create a foot-tapping tune that would make a perfect cruising-down-the-highway song. The album’s title track is a real stand out composition that features a very special guest, saxophonist Charles Neville of the world-renowned Neville Brothers. Additionally, the track also features David Rose on Native flute, as well as the sounds of strings, bass, and cymbals. I especially enjoy the jazzy side of Dan’s musical spectrum, which makes an interesting yin/yang contrast to his more reflective solo piano work.

Dan Kennedy is a highly talented musician with a well-tuned ear for melody and composition. While his solo piano songs reflect this clearly, his ensemble pieces also highlight Dan’s finely honed skills as an arranger. I appreciate his 30 years of experience in the new age music genre, as much as his willingness to push the boundaries and integrate other influences as well. Bloom Road provides a lovely stroll through an exquisite garden of musical delights that should appeal to a wide audience.

To read a full length review of this CD, as well as others. please visit: www.michaeldiamondmusic.com
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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Bloom Road" is the third album from pianist/composer Dan Kennedy, following the EP "Lantern" (2007) and the full-length "Intuition" (2012). "Bloom Road" contains an exceptional combination of twelve piano solos and ensemble pieces that feature Kennedy on piano and keyboards, Charles Neville on tenor sax, David Rose on Native American flute, and Greg Loughman on bass. All but one of the tracks are original compositions, the exception being the closing solo piano version of The Four Seasons’ 1975 hit, “Who Loves You.” An award-winning composer, Kennedy’s music is an eclectic blend of jazz, classical, new age and pop stylings combined with his own emotions and life experiences. He started playing the piano at a very early age and continued his studies through college, earning a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

"Bloom Road" begins with the haunting “Moonrise,” a duet for Native American flute and atmospheric keyboards. “Prayer For Janet” is a heartfelt piano solo that offers compassion for a friend as well as a wish for healing - a favorite. Sometimes flowing freely and sometimes with a more hymn-like structure, this piece seems to come right from the heart. “Sweet Rain” celebrates the end of a drought with Native flute, piano, drums, bass, and various weather-related sound effects. Warm and soothing, it becomes more upbeat and jazzy as it evolves. “Falling” is a much darker and more intense piano solo about someone taking a big fall in life. Feelings of loss, fear, and confusion pour out of every note, expressing life’s most difficult times. At seven minutes, it’s impossible to not be strongly affected by this piece. The sweet and loving “Beautiful Day (With You)” lifts the emotions with peaceful contentment. “Dulcimer in C Minor” is part of an ongoing series of piano solos composed while imagining the piano is a dulcimer and inspired by seeing an elderly man dancing by The Thames with complete abandon while playing a dulcimer. Free, lively, and in constant motion, this is another favorite. The beautiful melody of “A Moment” is strong enough to support lyrics, but it’s much more fun to imagine the kind of moment being honored by the piece. “Pop Top” goes in an entirely different direction with a feel-good gospel style that features Neville and Loughman as well as Kennedy on piano and keyboards. Love it! “Torrent” pulls out all of the stops in a jazz ensemble that really cooks. “Who Loves You” is a sweet pop ballad arranged for solo piano and infused with love and tenderness.

So, as you can see, there is a big variety of music on "Bloom Road" that shows just how versatile Dan Kennedy is. Recommended!
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Helena Dee

PIANIST DAN KENNEDY IS JOINED ON BLOOM ROAD CD BY TOP MUSICIANS
Pianist and keyboardist Dan Kennedy is back with BLOOM ROAD, a new album containing both solo piano music as well as ensemble tunes featuring saxophonist Charles Neville of The Neville Brothers and native wood flutist David Rose of Painted Raven. The previous album by Kennedy went Top 10 on the international 100-album Zone Music Reporter Chart.

Kennedy writes gorgeous melodies and crafts exquisite arrangements. This is simply lovely music. Kennedy plays equally well with both hands, always the mark of a very good pianist. He shines in the spotlight by himself on the pieces that just feature him on piano, but he also is adept at creating arrangements that feature him in conjunction with a handful of other musicians with each getting their turn to solo.

The album begins with a flute and synthesizer duet (“Moonrise”) followed by a solo piano number (“Prayer for Janet”) and then offers up another number with flute, but this time also with Dan’s piano plus drums, synth-bass, and the sounds of an old-fashioned phonograph needle dropping on a record plus rain in the background. This gives you an idea of the diversity on this recording. In the current batch of new age music instrumental recordings, this is one not to miss.
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