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Still great music from a dedicated pianist at age 30, depsite its age, I haven't noticed anything like it from this generation in which music is often disappearing from music! .89/track and $5.99/ full CD... there is a 4 track Sampler available on Amazon too, see the link below on this page. 1 more CD release from Florida, then I am "out of here' - House for sale..
RAIN Music - piano concerts, June 1984
Historical analog recording, remastered to digital of debut concerts in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, June 1984 by maverick composer & elusive solo pianist (now medically disabled) Michael Guy. Full description to follow soon.
Finally the youthful genius of this stunningly original composer has been made publicly available! From hard swinging, uptempo country romps to serene, woodland tinged, Chopinesque ballades, it was a tragedy it was never commercially recorded in a formal way. Despite the sometimes less than stellar grand piano, the natural wood-frame venues were good for recording giving a natural reverb that was retained in mastering. The music ranges in tempo from driving propulsive beat orientated jazz rhythms to flowing, water-like tremelos and runs, wrapped around either songlike melodies or simple minimalistic phrases inspired by nature's sounds and scenes. DOWNPOUR for example takes an awesome piano technique to create descending arpeggios that exactly mimick the pounding drops of a rain shower on a cabin's roof. The melodies of the Rainy Monday series evoke the images and serenity of a rainy New England spring day and night. It emphasizes not the gloom of rain but the beauty and serenity of summer's rainstorms, not to mention some of its power. For a young pianist of 30 years old at the time it was inspired integrated jazz/blues tinged with 80's minimalism new age. The track titles below tell the rest of the story>
RAIN MUSIC, June 12-15, 1984
> RAIN Birds [2:55] > RAIN Forest [7:25] > Song of the Rolling Earth #1 > The Bridge/CLOUDS by Moonlight [7:57] > Song of the Rolling Earth #3 [5:08] > The LOOP (at Cummington) [6:45]> Ultimate Woodshedding Blues [5:18] > Foggy Morning/Rainy Monday #1 [6:27] > Rainy Monday 2 [2:12] > DOWNPOUR [4:58] >Late Afternoon Ballade [15:57] > Rainy Monday Night [3:57]
Available at the cheapest download price with a free track to promote this unjustly little known pianist.
DiscountCODE RAINmusic 25% off = 44BWA54V
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