Daniel Bedrosian | Piano Improvariations, Vol. I

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Piano Improvariations, Vol. I

by Daniel Bedrosian

Danny Bedrosian's Piano Improvariations has been described by friend Teresa Jimenez as "an amazing self study". This is Danny pouring out his truest feeling, inspired by places he has lived, and his people. It is a very good example of his piano style
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sunrise in Dover
6:06 $0.99
2. Block On the World
2:47 $0.99
3. Searles and Soorj
5:25 $0.99
4. Improvariations / Stupefying Times
5:01 $0.99
5. Blbouli Hid (Sayat Nova)
4:52 $0.99
6. Nor Voski Dasht
7:24 $0.99
7. Sunset in Methuen
2:07 $0.99
8. Sorted Hysterics Calmed By a Gentle Mind
2:36 $0.99
9. Autumnal
2:16 $0.99
10. Diasporan Flu
3:15 $0.99
11. Man Out of Time
2:30 $0.99
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Album Notes
Danny Bedrosian's tenth album, PIANO IMPROVARIATIONS has been a few years in the making. The Parliament-Funkadelic and Secret Army keyboardist's true instrument is the Piano, and this recording captures his improvisational essence quite well, on a Kawai Grand Piano (recorded at Mason's school of Music with David Cobb), as Bedrosian delves into both variations from previous gems in his Secret Army catalog, but also unleashes the beauty of his singing voice on the captivating "Block on the World", the uncharacteristic "Man out of time" and haunting "Sorted Hysterics Calmed by a Gentle Mind". Perhaps his most beautiful vocal (which also features the ONLY song on the album not written by Bedrosian; also the ONLY song with keyboard overdubs as all the rest of the album is featuring per track, only one Piano) is the famous Armenian Folk song written by Sayat Nova, "Blbouli Hid". Bedrosian's arrangement employs a powerful three part vocal harmony unheard in usual versions, implying Bedrosian's influence by European and American choral harmonic structures. It is a beautiful marriage of tone and contrast. There are beautiful improvised pieces about places in Bedrosian's upbringing, like Dover, NH, and Methuen, MA. Methuen gets double credits in the Searles and Soorj piece, dedicated to the Methuen Memorial Music Hall, an early and heavy influence on Bedrosian's piano style.
Indeed Bedrosian's many influences can be heard on this album; Most notable is his teachers: Peter Bedrosian, Jeanne Bedrosian, Bernie Worrell, and Danny's favorite composers: Aram Katchaturian, Edvard Grieg, Tcherepnin, Liszt, Bach, Beethoven, Diabelli, and many others all play out in Bedrosian's subconscious and psyche, contributing in a way that even Bedrosian admits is very instinctual and based on the many years of studying and enjoying the aforementioned geniuses' music. "Katchaturians' Gayane, Piano Sonatinas, and Toccata, as well as his Piano Concerto have had a profound effect on my overall playing style, something I did not realize til much later in my life. Also up there for influencing my piano style early on was Grieg's Piano Lyric Pieces, Piano Concerto, and Peer Gynt. I am of course, heavily influenced by everything I have heard, and everything from Church Music, to Armenian Ashooghs, to Modern Classical, to Modern Jazz is heard and expressed in my style, whether I know it in the moment or now; but upon later inspection, I find myself completely face to face with the great masters that inspired me so much; I hear a lot of them in the foundations of what has helped build my always humbling and growing and changing musical experience." Listeners will be awed, stunned and wowed by the touches of authenticity that make up the many faceted compositions on this album. It is an apropos release, given the recent popularity of Bedrosian's piano series concerts that have been going strong for two years now in cafes, restaurants and bars in Florida, New York, Georgia; Soon other states will join that list of new spots for Danny's modern piano concerts, some of the music which will come from this unique collection.
Come and hear what Danny Bedrosian's 30+ years of straight piano and keyboard training have brought to fruition. Piano Improvariations Vol I.
All songs written, arranged, produced, performed and published by Danny Bedrosian, including Grand Piano, All Vocals, and Electric Piano, Organ, except*
* Blbouli Hid originally written in the 18th century by Armenian ashoogh Sayat Nova.
Recorded at Mason's School of Music and Bozfonk Moosick Stoodioze, both in Tallahassee, FL
Produced & Mixed by Danny Bedrosian
Grand Piano Recorded by David Cobb
Vocals, Organ, and Electric Piano recorded by Danny Bedrosian
Mastered by Jeff Kassabian
Replicated and Manufactured by Next Day Disc, Salem, NH & Woburn, MA
Copyright 2014 Danny Bedrosian. All Rights Reserved Worldwide.



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