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Jazz Thoughts for the Day – April

by Mark Massey

Spontaneous and eclectic jazz piano to inspire you each day.
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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1. April 01 – April Fool for You
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2. April 02 – Live, Love, Laugh
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3. April 03 – When We\'re in the Groove
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4. April 04 – Huhtikuu (Finlandia April)
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5. April 05 – Meditation for the Holy Days
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6. April 06 – Therein Lies the Truth
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7. April 07 – Reach Deep Inside of Every Moment
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8. April 08 – The Light of Your Smile
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9. April 09 – Every Day, Every Way
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10. April 10 – Wax Philosophical
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11. April 11 – Joie De Vivre
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12. April 12 – Twists and Turns to True Love
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13. April 13 – Thinking \'Bout Cha
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14. April 14 – As Long as I Have You
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15. April 15 – Procrastination Blues
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16. April 16 – The Setting Sun
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17. April 17 – Daidō Shōi (Big Similarity, Small Difference)
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18. April 18 – Affirmations for Life
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19. April 19 – Pascha Poem
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20. April 20 – A Distant Dream Is Closer Now
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21. April 21 – Dance with the Queen
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22. April 22 – For the Good Earth
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23. April 23 – St. George and the Dragon
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24. April 24 – The Ghosts of St. Mark\'s Eve
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25. April 25 – When You Plant a Tree (Arbor Song)
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26. April 26 – If You\'re Letting Go of Heartache
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27. April 27 – Down to You (Freedom Day)
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28. April 28 – Aphrodite\'s Morning Starlight
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29. April 29 – For a Day of Reflection
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30. April 30 – Time with Those You Love
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Jazz Thoughts for the Day - April" is the fourth CD in this series by pianist Mark Massey. This album offers 30 instrumental "Jazz Thoughts"--one for each day in April--for your daily dose of pure piano improvisation.

Jazz fans (and classical, too) will appreciate that each piece is a veritable jazz impromptu: composed/improvised totally spontaneously, as did Bach and Mozart! Nothing planned, nothing rehearsed, nothing written down--every note generated from the heart.

These are eclectic jazz impromptus, full of romantic feeling, heartfelt joy and inspiration. Total Playing Time: about 73 minutes, 56 seconds.

ABOUT MARK:
Mark was born and raised in Lynwood, California where he showed early talent on piano, trombone, and drums. He graduated from California State University, Long Beach (Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music), where he was recipient of the Carmen Dragon Fellowship for composition.

Mark's piano influences are diverse: Vince Guaraldi, Keith Jarrett, Dave Grusin, Joe Sample, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Thelonious Monk, George Winston, Fats Waller, and more.

Mark Massey has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union, Russia, the Far East and India. He has worked with Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Paul Horn, Poncho Sanchez, Hubert Laws, the Side Street Strutters, Phil Upchurch, L. Subramaniam, and the late, great Louie Bellson, Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Yehudi Menuhin, Ray Brown, Stéphane Grappelli, and Tony Williams.

Past Reviews of Mark Massey's piano work:
"Mark Massey is awfully good. His friendly, lyrical, melodic piano has a sound unto itself, bop and post-bop influenced, contemporarily informed, and languishing solidly in the modern mainstream."
-MICHAEL G. NASTOS, ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"At home, improvising fluid lines no matter what the vehicle"
-ZAN STEWART, LOS ANGELES TIMES

"Mark Massey is an excellent straight-ahead pianist who often appears in the L.A. area. ...his playing is consistently appealing."
-SCOTT YANOW (author of the books Swing and Bebop : The Essential Listening Companion)

ALBUM CREDITS:
All music composed and performed by Mark Massey
© 2009, Geofonica Artistworks (ASCAP)
Cover photo: © Sonny Asehan, used by permission.
Jazz Thoughts for the Day cover design by Dorothy Wineman
Produced and Engineered by Brad Powell, for Geofonica Records.
© 2009 Geofonica Records

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