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Parallel Solitudes

by Edmond Paul Nicodemi

"Solitude never sounded so good."- Kathy Parsons,Solo Piano Publications. ***** 5-Star Review
Genre: Classical: New Age
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1. Singular Solitude
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2. Sleepless in Jackson Heights
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3. Bill Evans Alone
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4. Blissful Solitude
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5. Carol in the City
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6. Annie: Song for My Mother
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7. Maria Callas: Alone in Paris
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8. Leaving Home
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9. Neon City Fading
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10. Parallel Solitudes
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11. Waiting for the Sunset
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Edmond Paul Nicodemi is a trained classical and jazz guitarist/songwriter, who has rediscovered the love of his first instrument, the piano. Parallel Solitudes is his second piano CD. This second CD is purely piano alone, recorded on a magnificent 7-foot Yamaha Grand Piano. He has used his classical training to express himself in the new age/ambient medium. He considers his pieces personal soundtracks documenting his life experiences.

His jazz song, Trouble in Paradise, has been recorded by the jazz pianist Kenny Barron. Several of his pieces have been published by Editor's Choice Music. Selections from his previous album, Old Simple Times, can be heard on T.V. shows such as DateLine and The History Channel.

He teaches instrumental music and counsels young people. His musical loves are Gustav Mahler, Anton Bruckner, jazz pianist Bill Evans, and the songs of Leonard Cohen. Ed continues to write original songs in a pop/jazz genre, performing with singer Carol Nicodemi, who also produced Old Simple Times and his latest release, Parallel Solitudes.



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EDMOND PAUL NICODEMI: Parallel Solitudes ... Designated "Critics Choice"in Billboard Magazine, Flow is already being considered a classic by listeners and ...

Heard on radio worldwide and praised by JAZZlZ magazine. ... Edmond Paul Nicodemi, EDMOND PAUL NICODEMI: parallel solitudes ...


Featuring Piano: A beautiful, mesmerizing meeting of Classical composition with New Age accessibility. ... Edmond Paul Nicodemi, EDMOND PAUL NICODEMI: parallel solitudes ...


Solo new age classical jazz piano. The original compositions are all part of a continuous suite. ... EDMOND PAUL NICODEMI: Parallel Solitudes ...


EDMOND Paul NICODEMI: Parallel Solitudes ... like a soundtrack to a cool mysterious film...

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Kathy Parsons

Solitude never sounded so good!
Parallel Solitudes is a beautiful collection of original piano solos dedicated to jazz great Bill Evans, who often said that his best playing was when he was alone at night practicing. I jokingly tell my own piano students that I’m a genius when I’m by myself. Solitude allows us the freedom to just play and be ourselves without fear of mistakes or criticism. That feeling of intimacy and introspection runs through this CD, creating a mood of quiet stillness. Trained in both classical music and jazz, Edmond Paul Nicodemi keeps the music on this CD uncluttered and accessible, but complex enough to invite many listenings without getting stale. Each of the eleven tracks describes a different type of solitude or reaction to it.

The CD opens with Singular Solitude, a gently bittersweet piece that hints of loneliness. As the piece develops, it becomes more intense and passionate - a kind of pianistic soliloquy. As its title implies, Sleepless in Jackson Heights is a bit more agitated and restless. Blissful Solitude conveys that warm, contented feeling of having some free time to yourself with no pressures or deadlines. Carol In the City has a very strong hint of Erik Satie’s Gymnopedies - cool, relaxed, and a bit aloof. I really like this one! Maria Callas: Alone in Paris is another beauty. Dark and melancholy, I get the feeling of a rainy day and a broken heart, maybe looking for solace in a crowd. The title track is reflective and nostalgic with a wistful melody and free-flowing rhythm. Waiting for the Sunset ends the CD on a peaceful, contented note. As the piece builds, the “colors” become brighter and more intense and then deepen into the bass and fade out - a very effective piece!

Parallel Solitudes is my first experience with Edmond Paul Nicodemi’s music, and I look forward to hearing more! This CD would create a beautiful backdrop for a dinner party or reading by the fire, but treat your ears and listen to it carefully! You won’t be disappointed. Recommended!
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