Richard Pierce Milner | Other Ways of Knowing

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Other Ways of Knowing

by Richard Pierce Milner

New melodic piano solos, a blend of classical, pop and jazz.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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1. Live As If ...
7:12 album only
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2. 4 AM
4:06 album only
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3. In the House of the Jaguar
10:34 album only
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4. The Sun Through Wet Eyelashes
4:53 album only
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5. Rolling Sea
4:06 album only
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6. The Sea Close By
2:03 album only
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7. A Song for Catherine
5:56 album only
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8. Delirious
2:15 album only
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9. Something About the Wind
5:51 album only
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10. Catherine Piece
3:59 album only
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11. First Saturday
3:26 album only
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Richard Pierce Milner’s compositions have been broadcast nationally over National Public Radio and performed at Lincoln Center. Milner has appeared in solo concerts at Carnegie and Merkin Recital Halls and Symphony Space in New York City. He has also written for the Martha Graham Dance Company and has been an artist in residence at the University of Illinois, at Na Bolom in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico and at the Stedelijk Museum in Holland.

“It’s become increasingly difficult for pianists with something original to say to stand out from the recent glut of solo piano recordings and performances. Richard Pierce Milner’s music nonetheless does stand out: it is not New Age, not jazz, not traditional blues – or stride-based Americana, but a blend of all of these. Milner has an undeniable melodic flair, and I recommend him as talented and dedicated musician.”

– John Schaefer – NEW SOUNDS – WNYC-FM

“The pianist’s music defies categorization: it’s not jazz, classical or New Age, although there are elements of all three styles in Milner’s approach. [He] has the knack of musically transporting the listener to other places.”

– Peter Landsdowne – Sunday Telegram Review, Worcester MA

“[this] pianist has found his own style, a combination of classical and jazz, but mostly his own personal feelings and inspirations transposed into a musical framework. This self-taught New Mexico native’s compositions are created freely without hooks and lend comfort to the ears and minds of the listener.

The album does not pale with repeated playings, and in fact gets better with each listening. Highly recommended for Sunday brunches or driving in the rain, this album proves that Richard Pierce Milner is a talent to be reckoned with outside the mainstream jazz or classical venues. He is refreshing, not a virtuoso, but a purist nonetheless.” –

– David Arnold – Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck CT

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