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Piano Preludes

by Jason Lyle Black

Original piano compositions that set the mood for any relaxing and peaceful setting. Produced by Paul Cardall.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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1. Father's Blessing
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2. Champs-Élysées
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3. Communion
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4. Morning Prayer
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5. Winter's Passing
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6. Springtime
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7. In the Garden
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8. Rest Hymn
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9. The Offering
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10. Celebration
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11. Escape
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12. Soldier's Prayer
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13. Sacred Romance
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14. Evening Prayer
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15. Epilogue
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jason Lyle Black, "The Backwards Piano Man®", is an award-winning virtuoso pianist and musical comedian. Jason creates incredible piano adaptations of popular songs, such as "The Evolution of Taylor Swift" or his mashup of Disney's Frozen.

Jason has performed his "backwards piano" routine on the Ellen show in Hollywood as well as on television in Tokyo, Japan. He has also shared the stage with notable performers such as Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys and vocalist Nathan Pacheco.

As a musical comedian, Jason is known for his lyrical parodies of pop hits, such as the Star Wars-themed song "Shut Up and Duel With Me." Jason's YouTube videos have over 8 million views, including features by The Huffington Post, Yahoo, Seventeen Magazine, and Good Morning America.

Jason is a published arranger with Hal Leonard, the world's largest sheet music publisher. He also maintains an active performing career in public and private shows around the United States.

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Kathy Parsons

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"Piano Preludes" is the debut album of Jason Lyle Black on Stone Angel Music. A pianist/composer/comedian from Salt Lake City, Black’s music videos have been viewed by more than 30 million people and have been featured by Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Yahoo, Buzzfeed, and other news outlets. Also known as “The Backwards Piano Man,” Black has performed live on the Ellen Show, eliciting the comment that he was “unbelievable,” and for television in Tokyo, Japan. "Piano Preludes" is a collection of fifteen original compositions for piano and orchestra, and most of the orchestration is performed by actual instrumentalists. Featured guest artists include violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, cellist Austin Packer, and Sara Arkell, “The Piano Gal.” The album was produced by Paul Cardall. Stone Angel Music produces “uplifting music that serves as a tool to access feelings of love, hope, and peace,” and Black’s beautiful music fits right in. Masterful without a lot of pianistic fireworks, it overflows with grace, reverence, and heart.

"Piano Preludes" begins with “Father’s Blessing,” a gentle piece for piano, strings, and some atmospheric keyboard effects provided by Cardall - a lovely start! “Champs-Elysees” features Jenny Oaks Baker on violin. Baker’s elegant, passionate performance sends this piece soaring to the heavens. “Morning Prayer” is a favorite. The occasional sounds of birds and thunder in the background give the piece a touch of springtime renewal and enhance the sweet tranquility of the music, which is otherwise a piano solo. “Winter’s Passing” is a stunning piano/cello duet and my favorite piece on the album. Poignant and deeply emotional, it is worth the price of the album all by itself! “Springtime” is also a duet, this time with “The Piano Gal,” Sara Arkell - warm and full of hope! “In the Garden,” for piano and strings, expresses the blissful feelings one can experience in a beautiful garden. “The Offering” is a quiet, unpretentious piano solo that sparkles in its simplicity - lovely! The lyrical “Escape,” for piano and strings, is both melancholy and a little mysterious - and very beautiful! Sweetly delicate and tender, “Sacred Romance” is a poignant love song performed with piano and strings. “Epilogue” brings this excellent debut to a close with a soulful piano solo with quiet washes of keyboard color to enhance the peaceful mood.

"Piano Preludes" is a wonderful introduction to the music of Jason Lyle Black! Whether playing it straight, backwards, or as a funny man, I predict a very bright musical future for this artist! Recommended!
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