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Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids

by Louis Landon

Solo piano peace music that is relaxing and beautifully recorded.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Orbits
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2. Fall
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3. Happily Ever After
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4. Grace
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5. Hearbreak Ballet
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6. I Found You
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7. Riding to Nirvana
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8. Siren
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9. Seattle Rain
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10. Home
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11. Light Sea
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12. A Lover's Kiss
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids is Louis Landon's 9th CD and 4th solo piano CD. It was recorded in two days at Piano Haven Recording Studios, Kenmore, WA on April 2, 2010 and May 5, 2010 . The music was inspired by Landon's Improvs for Peace that he has been recording and posting to his website for free download for the past two years. Over 12 hours of music have been created in total. These Improvs were used as stepping stones for much of the music on this CD as well as some pieces that were recorded especially for this project. As a solo pianist for peace, Landon has expanded his mission to create a peaceful and loving world for all life forms, including mermaids, now classified as an endangered species.

Music mastered by Joe Bongiorno
Cover art and art direction: Dan Levin

Thanks to my family, friends, and fans for their love and support!

Special thanks to: Eric Tingstad, Leroy Henry, Paul Hirsch

Extra special thanks to: Joe Bongiorno, Dan Levin

Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway Artist, formerly of New York and currently of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock & roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 27 years, through his production company, Landon Music, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. Not long ago, Landon realized that his music - the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace, could surely bring joy, and particularly peace, to millions around the world. Louis Landon is currently working with three missions: 1. To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart. 2. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately. 3. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring. He has released 21 CDs on the LCI record label his latest is Healing Hearts 3 - Solo Piano.

Louis Landon is currently working with three missions:
1. To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart.
2. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately.
3. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring.

Reviews
"He has a gift for composition that is second to none." New Age Reporter

"…for those who like their solo piano music rich and full." Wind & Wire

"… indeed meditative and mellow, [he] sacrifices no musical rigor to achieve those ends. With backgrounds in jazz, Latin music, rock, pop, film composing, and classical piano, Louis brings his breadth and depth of experience to bear here. His playing and compositions are sensitive as they are complex and… a diverse range of influences is more than apparent.”
Keyboard Magazine

“While some pianists are virtuosos in their playing and others may not be as technically proficient but have great emotional content in their music, Louis Landon brings it all together with impeccable style and grace. His work covers diverse compositional terrain, incorporating influences of classical, new age, jazz, pop, and more in a mellifluous spectrum of moods and musical colors.”
Michael Diamond Music


Awards and Facts
Louis landon's music has had over 61 million plays on Pandora radio!
unwind charted at #3 of the top 100 cds for the month of February, 2006 on newagereporter.com's website, playing on over 121 stations internationally.
Peace Revolution! was Louis Landon's 7th CD and 2nd solo piano CD. It was #7 on the NAR top 100 charts and was played on over 50 stations worldwide.
Solo Piano for Peace was nominated for the 2009 zmr music awards in three categories: album of the year, best instrumental album - piano, and best cover art by Zone Music Reporter Solo Piano for Peace was listed at #30 of the top 100 albums for airplay in 2009 by Zone Music Reporter.
Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids was nominated for album of the year at Whisperings Radio 2010.
Healing Hearts - Solo Piano was nominated for album of the year at Whisperings Radio 2015.


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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids" is pianist/composer Louis Landon’s ninth CD and fourth solo piano CD. Some of the pieces on this CD were inspired by Landon’s Improvs for Peace, improvisations he has featured on his website for free download since 2008. As a solo pianist for peace, Landon has expanded his mission to create a peaceful and loving world for all life forms, “including mermaids, who are now classified as an endangered species” (hence the title). A career musician all of his working life, Landon has been a solo artist since his debut solo piano album "Unwind" in 2005. He has a very strong background in classical music as well as jazz, and his remarkable versatility reflects this. From hypnotic, flowing pieces to dense chords and complex rhythms, Landon can do it all with style, originality, and flair.

The album begins with “Orbits,” a lively and carefree piece that swirls and dances around the piano keyboard - a great opening! “Fall” is a bit more reflective as an arpeggiated left hand accompanies streams of descending notes that suggest autumn leaves falling and blowing in a gentle breeze - definitely a favorite! “Happily Ever After” is pure musical sunshine - light and joyful. “Heartbreak Ballet” turns up the drama with a hauntingly beautiful melody accompanied by a flowing left hand - love it! “I Found You” is a sweet and tender love song that begins in the upper registers of the piano and works its way down as it evolves. I really like this one, too. “Siren” is a knock-out! I saw Landon perform this piece this summer, and was completely mesmerized. The left hand plays a hypnotic broken chord pattern while the right hand sparkles and dances - enchanting! I can’t wait for the sheet music! “Seattle Rain” is gentle yet lively and has a fascinating irregular rhythm - another standout! “Light Sea” reveals Landon’s jazz roots perhaps more than the other pieces. Relaxed yet darkly atmospheric, it shows another side of Landon. “A Lover’s Kiss” closes the album very peacefully - a musical caress that warms and soothes.

Louis Landon really hit it out of the ballpark with "Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids"! What a great album! Very highly recommended!
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Extraordinarias improvisaciones!!.
Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids es el cuarto álbum como solista del compositor y pianista Louis Landon, un artista que se mueve como pez en el agua en diversos estilos, así como el pop, el jazz o el clásico. Este último lanzamiento es una recopilación de improvisaciones que el artista decidió grabar desde el año 2008, con el fin de buscar Armonía y Paz con su piano, revelando una perfecta combinando entre técnica y belleza en las composiciones. Co-producido por Eric Tingstad, Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids es de una calidad extraordinaria, lo que hace preguntarse, ¿realmente son improvisaciones?. Qué calidad!; qué dominio del instrumento!.

"Orbits" es la primera pieza del álbum. Una música en la que sus notas viajan de un estado alegre y optimista hacia un estado dulce y entrañable; dos agradables cambios que conquistan al oyente. Me gusta!.

"Fall" vislumbra un paisaje relajante. La repetida caída de sus notas desde la escala alta hacia la baja induce un placentero instante de serenidad, perfecto para dejar la mente en blanco y descansar.

Ternura e inocencia es "Happily Ever After". Un comienzo en la parte alta del piano le ofrece ese carácter dulce e infantil, llevando posteriormente su linda melodía a la zona baja, esto le procura una gran fuerza pero sin abandonar el cariño del inicio. Una de mis preferidas!.

"Grace" es un himno a la belleza creado por Landon. Con un pausado y delicado toque, Louis interpreta una de las piezas más bellas y frágiles de todo el álbum; una música que realmente llega a emocionar. El sentimiento que transmite es muy fuerte. Sin duda, es mi favorita. Wow!.

Agridulce y alocada en sus nota es "Heartbreak Ballet". Rápida y dolorida, su música se repite en distintos tonos y escalas que recuerdan al oyente que hay difíciles momentos de rabia y sufrimiento.

Reservada en su comienzo, "I Found You" está interpretada por una mano izquierda que esgrime las notas reiteradas de un acorde y las notas sueltas de una escala superior. Una melodía que se encuentra entre una efímera tristeza y la firmeza y satisfacción de lo conseguido. Fascinante!.

Una de las grandes obras de Louis en este último trabajo es "Riding to Nirvana". Una composición que es atractiva de principio a fin gracias a sus amables acordes. Hermosas notas que se acercan al piano clásico y hacen volar al oyente hacia un mundo perfecto, donde no existen las adversidades y donde todo es posible. Chapeau Maestro Landon!!. Wow!.

"Siren" bien podría ser la continuación del track anterior "Fall". Landon prácticamente utiliza el mismo carácter de "Fall" y una melodía muy similar, pero con un tono más misterioso y alarmante.

Un toque alternado de notas, como si del caer de la lluvia se tratase, el artista presenta "Seattle Rain". Un baile juguetón y continuado de notas y acordes que se mantienen hasta el final, creando un estupendo momento de optimismo.

Cálida y tranquilizadora es "Home". Una música que lleva impregnada en cada una de sus anotaciones el sentimiento que provoca el dulce hogar; el bienestar absoluto que logra dibujar una amplia sonrisa en el oyente.

Apacibles acordes de jazz abren "Light Sea". Una música íntima, perfecta para el disfrute en una velada inolvidable. Una pieza que, aunque no posee un estribillo definido, tiene que ser un verdadero deleite escucharla en directo. Qué maravilla!.

"A Lover's Kiss" recoge el momento que todos atesoran. Con sumo cuidado, Louis pretende no romper con estridentes sonidos el mágico instante en el que dos enamorados revelan su amor. Una música muy suave y con una melodía de lo más romántica. Otra de mis favoritas!.


Sin duda, Louis Landon consigue lo esperado; que por unos instantes el oyente olvide los problemas que afligen al mundo y se centre en su propio y utópico universo, lejos de guerras y disputas. Cada pieza que compone Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids es una obra maestra que deja ver una técnica increíble en unas composiciones de lo más hermosas y deja evidencia dos puntos importantes; Louis es uno de los grandes pianistas que podrá escuchar sin lugar a dudas y es un artista comprometido y preocupado por el mundo que le rodea. Este CD es muy recomendable!.

reviewsnewage.com
21/04/11
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