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Pieces of Rain

by Terence Koo

Impressionist Jazz Piano Trio music focusing on beauty
Genre: Jazz: Piano Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pieces of Rain
5:06 $0.99
2. Days of Wine and Roses
4:53 $0.99
3. Fragile
9:15 $0.99
4. Blues for Stephanie
6:18 $0.99
5. In A Sentimental Mood
5:10 $0.99
6. Beginning to See The Light
5:34 $0.99
7. Saisons de Changement (Seasons of Change)
5:45 $0.99
8. As Time Goes By
6:06 $0.99
9. Stella By Starlight
7:40 $0.99
10. I Wish I Knew How It Feels To Be Free
4:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
The title track “Pieces of Rain” was inspired by the devastating storms that hit Newcastle in June 2007. The storm was so ferocious that a coal freighter was washed ashore on to a local beach, and much of the city was blacked out for days. Many residents were severely flooded, with some losing everything. Pieces of Rain was my attempt to understand the helplessness of the storm’s victims – to be trapped in your home, water rising all around you, and knowing there was nothing you could do….except hope.

People sometimes ask me why I occasionally play or write sad music. The best answer lies in something that happened to me earlier this year:

A few weeks ago, I was playing piano in a restaurant when an elderly lady pulled up a chair next to me and asked me to play her a song. Halfway through it, I glanced over to her and saw tears streaming from her saddened eyes. I leant over and apologised for upsetting her. She turned to me, mustered what she could of a smile and said “Thank you. You’ve made me feel exactly as I want to feel”.

It is a musician’s role to inspire imagination, conjure up memories, and evoke a spectrum of emotions. Sometimes these emotions will be positive, and sometimes they won’t…but as long as the listener feels something, the musician has done their job.

“…I made a little old woman cry…and it made me a better person.”


Terence Koo: Piano, Electric Piano, Organs, Pads, Synth Bandoneón, Bell Tree, Special Effects
Nic Cecire: Drum Kit
Peter Gray: Electric Bass on tracks 3, 6, 10
Dave Pudney: Acoustic Bass on tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

Recording Engineer/Technician: Mark Tinson
Mastered by Mark Tinson at Overhead Studios
Mixed by Terence Koo
Photography: Lauren O’Brien Photography
Artwork: Katherine Danvers
Recorded at Impromptu Studios (Tighes Hill)
All music produced and arranged by Terence Koo

© 2008 Terence Koo – All rights reserved.

The copyright in this sound recording and artwork is owned by Terence Koo. Unauthorised copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance or communication to the public prohibited.



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