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Gentle Images

by Jim Bajor

Solo Acoustic New-Age Piano Music. From Ambient to melodic to almost intense. Many people say it reminds them of George Winston.
Genre: New Age: Ambient
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1. Gentle Images
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2. Private Thoughts
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3. Portraits of Summer
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4. Timescapes
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5. Gwen's Song
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6. Dreamflight
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7. Intimate Interlude
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8. Friends
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9. Just Between Us
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10. Europa
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jim Bajor was born in Detroit Michigan some 40 years ago. He began taking piano lessons at the age of five and continued studying privately for the next twenty years. He attended Wayne State University where he concentrated on Jazz.

He started making his full time living playing piano right out of High School. Jim wrote a lot of introspective pieces for piano and wanted very much to record them. With a little bit of money and with the help of many dedicated friends he recorded his first LP in an old building in Detroit that housed a famous piano store Smiley Brothers. He got permission to use a Bosendorfer after hours and friends donated recording equiptment and he was off and running. Initially only 1000 records were pressed.

Totally through self promotion he got several local radio stations to play it in regular rotation. The album began to sell and Jim peddled to the local music stores himself on consignment. The sales were good and the reviews were great. This was in 1986. There was one big problem though. The digital age was arriving and the recording sorely lacked the quality of a digital recording and of course was not available on CD.

So with a loan and the sales of the records Jim went to a state of the art digital studio and re-recorded the album and re-released it in 1987 on CD. Soon many distributors across the country were calling for it and it ended up selling about 20,000 copies. Much to Jim's surprise he got a call from NARAS one day informing him that it had been chosen as one of the top five nominees for the solo acoustic new-age piano catagory for the Grammy award. Jim didn't win but it was a tremendous honor for the boy from Detroit Michigan who wasn't on a major label to be nominated for a Grammy.

Jim went on to record another all original solo piano CD "Gentle Images". This became very popular. Due to many circumstances it has been off the market for about seven years. In the meantime Jim signed a contract with a small independant label Sugo Music in Palo Alto California on which he has released four CD's. But no recording are closer to JIm's heart than those on his own label. After many requests for "Gentle Images" Jim decided in 2001 to re-release it, hence here it is. Jim has just recently joined forces with Infoexchange Management Inc. and all his former CD's will be re-released with a sharp new look and look for him in some exciting new concert dates across the country. Jim is very proud to have his CD's with CD Baby the most excellent CD retailer for the independant artist on the internet. Thank you Derek Sivers and crew. You're the best Baby.

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John Symtek

A very Special CD thats Spans the Emotions
At first this Cd didn't hit me it wasn't until the second listening that I realized the depth and the ability of the CD to touch the entire range of emotions. It is truly a masterpiece. It has become one of my favorites. I give it a five star rating.
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Scott Armstrong

Bajor has a feel for the piano that belongs only to him.
I give five stars when an artist touches parts of me that I thought had gone away for good. It is evident on every song that Bajor’s soul has a comfortable home at the ends of his fingers and although these songs may not have a familiar ring the first time you listen to them, they will immediately provide the comfort of a loved ones embrace. In my lifetime I have only heard a few other pianists that move me this way.
Scott Armstrong
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L& R Breed

Flowingly Awesome!
Jim Bajor's interpretation of music is so very special. We first had "Somewhere In Time". There is a special feeling when you hear his music. We liked it so much that we purchased more for Christmas presents. Wow--was it a hit.
We now have Gentle Images....Again, Awesome...particularly during our troubled times and fast pace, Gentle Images brings beauty and tranquillness back for a while.
Thank you Jim, from your San Francisco Bay Fans!
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Dave Haas

absolutely great
Looked for a Jim Bajor album for years with no success until now. This album is fantastic.
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Laura T. Lynch of Kweevak.com

Inspiring and uplifting!
Jim Bajor is a highly accomplished pianist whose contemporary instrumentals are a combination of new age, acoustic, jazz and perhaps pop. Jim composes music that is passionate and powerful. Bajor writes songs that are filled with imagery and the wonderful reoccurring theme of rebirth of both nature and man. His music is optimistic, inspiring and uplifting. Jim's compositions are poetry in musical motion, his songs range from romantic, to melodic, to harmonic to rhythmic. The opening title track 'Gentle Images' is smooth and effervescent with fluid tones and visual textures similar to a light breeze. 'Portraits of Summer' is filled with the joy and wonder of a summer day. Yet it is soft and sweet like a gentle warm rain. It is magical and filled with sprit. 'Friends' is tender and poignant that is masterful in both its simplicity and depth. Gentle Images is a beautiful blend of modern instrumentals filled with positive energy and first class musicianship!
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Chad Lawton

Pulls off the neat trick of being melodic and ambient at the same time
I found this CD to be a delightful mix of emotions, melodies, rhythyms and ambiance. I find myself listening to it late at night and putting it on repeat. It brings up a lot of feeling in me and touches me deeply. A wonderful recording I reccomend it highly
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