Dave Sterling | Along The Curve

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Along The Curve

by Dave Sterling

Beautiful, energetic instrumental piano, with orchestral accompaniment.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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1. Dancing on the Rock
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2. Stephanie's Lullaby
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3. Men of Honor
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4. The Offering
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5. Road to Freedom
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6. When Lisa Smiles
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7. Sound Check
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8. Everyday Angels
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9. Calvin's Dance
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10. Along the Curve
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11. A Bottle of Beer, A Picture of You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Dave Sterling wrote his first two songs at age five, and has been writing piano music and performing ever since. Growing up in Texas, Dave was classically trained on the piano, but also developed an appreciation for the varied sounds of jazz, rock, and country. The result of these influences can be heard in Dave’s music – beautiful melodies supported with a high-energy style of playing. His music has been featured in concerts, dance performances, and promotional materials for several organizations. Dave has performed with world-class musicians, and as traveled throughout Europe, performing in several countries.

Dave writes and performs all of his own music, which is inspired by the many people and places that have been part of his life. From strangers on the back roads of Europe, to family and friends near and far, a multitude of influences have contributed to his compositions.

Dave’s first studio recording, Tomorrow, received outstanding reviews from many in the music community; “Outstanding”, and “Awesome CD” were typical comments.

Dave recently completed his next CD, Along the Curve. Like his prior recordings, Along the Curve features all-original material, including some of Dave’s most beautiful melodies, such as “The Offering” and “Stephanie’s Lullaby”.

Dave is also working with noted Dallas arranger, composer, and conductor Steve Bayless, having several of his compositions transcribed for orchestra. All of these songs are available for performance with piano and symphonic groups of any size.

Dave occasionally performs to enthusiastic crowds in numerous venues around Dallas, Texas, where he lives with his wife and two dogs.

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Steve Brandt

Adult Contemporary Piano that ROCKS
David Sterling's latest CD is a testimony to his creative style, his innate musicality, and his flair for catchy, entertaining and memorable melodies. His variety of songs take you from a relaxing afternoon lying in the quiet grass with your lover (When Lisa Smiles) to the fun-filled pub with your pals (Beer and a picture), and to the pulse-pounding spirit of honor in a hard fought battle (Men of Honor). David has captured his heart and soul in his songs and you WILL want to play them over and over. Don't miss it.
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William Bulham

Road to Freedom
When I first heard Dave perform "Road to Freedom" live, after the concert, I asked him what the title of that song was. He said, "Melody in D Minor...it doesn't have a title yet." I then suggested that he title it, "Shanghai General" because as I was listening to it, the fast rhythmic passages in the beginning, along with the D Minor chord progressions that follow that have an Asianesque feel to them reminded me of the hustle and bustle of an emergency room in a Chinese hospital, not that I've ever been in a Chinese hospital mind you! I then mentioned that I could imagine this song being played as the opening theme of a Chinese television drama, a "Chinese ER" if you will. Dave just looked at me and said, "Yeah,...great Bob."

No matter what the title, listen to it, along with the other great tracks on this CD and see what you think.
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Patricia Zubritski

Incredible
Incredible. If you haven't visited his website and started reading the story behind the songs I would like to suggest you stop by. When I first heard David play I was amazed at the fluidity. The seemingly effortless way his fingers danced across the keyboard. I then came to realize I was listening to original tunes. I am left incredibly touched and amazed. The tempo changes flow which is not an easy thing when you realize what type of tempo and style he combines. The music is magical and has personal meaning to everyone who listens. All of his songs have energy but many of the songs seem to have a life of their own. It's as if the notes are simply felt rather than heard. There is incredible talent, energy and spirit combined to make this a cd to remember.
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Kathy Parsons

Bright and energetic!
“Along the Curve” is pianist/composer Dave Sterling’s second release of energetic piano pieces, all of which are orchestrated to some degree. Sterling’s classical training is very apparent, but there are jazz, rock, and even country influences that make his music timeless and keep it fresh. Most of the orchestration is accomplished with keyboards, but several tracks feature “live” musicians such as Glenn Lambert on horns, Nancy Messuri on violin, Andrea Robbins on oboe, and Riley Wilson on guitar. Spiritually uplifting and optimistic, this is great music for when you need to recharge your energy level.

The CD opens with “Dancing on the Rock,” a piece inspired by Rene Magritte’s painting, “La Chateau des Pyrenees,” which depicts a castle built on a big rock that is floating above the ocean. One of the higher-energy pieces, the rhythm is infectious and the melody is joyful. “Stephanie’s Lullaby” is a lovely piece composed for Sterling’s niece. Nancy Messuri’s violin and an accompanying flute add a Celtic/folk song flavor that is charming. “Men of Honor” is very militaristic, honoring “men and women of the United States military, past, present, and future.” This is a big, celebratory piece that would work in well in a film or documentary. “The Offering” is a lighthearted little melody that reminds me a bit of Vangelis’ “Hymne.” I really like this one a lot! “When Lisa Smiles” is quite simply a love song. The dreamy introduction floats on air, bringing in the piano to play a solo version of the theme, and then adding more instruments as the piece develops. It’s a gentle, heartfelt piece. “Everyday Angels” is another favorite. Warm, bright, and passionate, it’s a thank you to those who quietly go about trying to make the world a better place. “Calvin’s Dance” is a jazzy confection inspired by the artist’s dog. Full of playful fun, this piece would brighten anyone’s day. The title track opens mysteriously and intensely. It refers to a quote about living life along the curve of a question mark, and the only way to know how the story unfolds is to move in one direction or another. This piece is a little darker than the others. Various themes depict the ups and downs of life, sometimes peaceful, sometimes harried - very intriguing! “A Bottle of Beer, A Picture of You” is a song that would adapt well to lyrics that are very funny, ending the CD with a wink and a smile.

“Along the Curve” provides a mixed bag of musical goodies that will give just about any listener something to savor and enjoy. Give it a try!
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Gina LeGare

AMAZING!
the entire collection is captivating! i shared it with my husband and children and we are all in love the Dave and along the curve! you MUST check it out NOW!
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Lori Ricker

Music that you feel.
This musician can play and arrange like nobody's business. He has talent, that's obivous. But, the range of emotion that he affects when you listen to his music is raw. You feel the artists soul when you listen to his music. It doesn't hurt that he also provides some insight as to what inspired the writing of each song. He does so by including a snipit of information with each song. Buy the CD and you'll never stop listening. Even my 3 year old loves this CD!
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Todd Payne

Just plain great
Dave has done it again. His original ideas have come together to form another tremendous collection of songs. Very refreshing...tell people about it....they will not be disappointed...
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