The piano solos of this album are a collection of original published jazz pieces; original unpublished classical influenced works, that cover many styles and moods.
This is very much a listening album as is my album titled piano suite. The various solo piano works-some jazz, others classical and new age influenced- were composed over a 30 year period. There are compositions from every decade from the 1970s to the present. The last six recordings are in print. Published by Alfred or Alfred owned companies, they are in many books of compositions and arrangements by me. Please visit my website and feel free to contact me at: larryminskymusic.com
These pieces are a combination of uplifting original ,published jazz solo piano and unpublished contemporary solo piano compositions.
The jazz pieces in this album are mostly in print in a variety of books. The publisher is KJOS. I have about a dozen books with them starting from 1996 with a book titled Shades of Jazz. The first six tracks are from a book titled Images of Jazz. This album contains 30 years of music making influenced by both classical and jazz. One work- the jazz piece Nighttime song, published in the book Shades of Jazz- is derived from Chopins nocturne in Fminor. This is very much a listening album and hopefully will be enjoyed.