JoAnn Funk | Solo Piano

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Solo Piano

by JoAnn Funk

It's take a deep breath, unwind, just plain nice solo piano. This amazingly versatile pianist easily mixes classical favorites and her own jazz arrangements. The piano sings through Chopin, Bach, Schumann and swings through Hoagy Carmichael and Gershwin.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. To a Wild Rose
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2. Stardust
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3. 2 Arabesques, L. 66: I. Andantino con moto
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4. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: VII. Träumeri
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5. 3 Preludes: II. Andante con moto e poco rubato
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6. I Can't Get Started
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7. Music of the Night
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8. Nocturnes, Op. 9: No. 1, Larghetto in B-Flat Minor
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9. The Well Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude No. 1 in C Major, BWV 846
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10. Til There Was You
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11. Stompin' at the Savoy
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12. What a Wonderful World
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13. Too Ra Loo Ra Loo Ral
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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JoAnn trained for many years as a classical pianist. This is evident in her beautiful touch and technique and in her comfort with the classical repertoire. She is also a skilled jazz pianist. In her years of performing as a professional solo pianist, she enjoys blending the classical and jazz repertoire in a recognizable style her audience has come to enjoy. Her jazz arrangements are tasteful and easy on the ear. "Solo Piano" celebrates the joy and beauty of the piano. "It's never made sense to me to limit my solo piano playing to one style. I enjoy playing music that sounds great on the piano: Gershwin, Chopin, Debussy, Hoagy Carmichael", says JoAnn.





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Lowell Pickett

beautiful, lyrical, and gentle, this CD grows warmer and richer with each playin
She has a beautiful and lyrical touch and a sense of time that allows the notes to linger in the air for a moment before gently sweeping down and brushing the ear, heart and soul of the listener. The music is gentle and it swings, and with each hearing it seeps in just a little deeper with it's warmth and beauty.
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Terry Kidner

a winning mix; clearly JoAnn loves each of these pieces and trusts the hearer wi
this CD was given as a Christmas present with the note, "not sure if you'll like this, but it's very pretty."
In fact, JoAnn's Xmas album had grown on me with two years' hearing, and this album is an even more welcome surprise! I appreciate that J. has included compositions she really loves and has not been afraid to mix them up-- personal favorites: Bach Prelude One; the Andrew Lloyd Webber selection (cheesy but fabulous); TooRaLooRaLooRa (or however the heck you spell it) which my mother once sang to me. I've played it over and over. Thanks, JoAnn!
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Newt MacCormack

Excellent mix of piano solo selections played extremely well
This is one of the best (if not the best) collections of classical and popular piano pieces I've ever heard. These pieces are some of my favorites, and JoAnn Funk performs them with great taste and artistry.
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