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Topic: Dixon R Doll, Jr.
American Piano Solo Music that is beautiful, melodic and allows a user the ability to enter a place of introspection. Dixon R. Doll, Jr’s appreciation for piano solo music and one of the genre’s top producers began in 1987, when Doll attended a concert of famed pianist George Winston. Although he had not played the piano since childhood, he was inspired to begin playing again immediately, and released his first album, In the Dark only five years later in 1992. His debut album was the beginning of a long, ongoing collaboration with George Winston’s producer, Howard Johnston. Recorded in San Francisco, Ten Years will feature 13 new songs. Fans of Dixon Doll, Jr., are drawn to his emotionally illustrative, impressionistic compositions, and Ten Years surely will not disappoint them. After addressing themes such as growing older and leaving home in earlier albums, Ten Years is dedicated to the memory of a close friend who passed away from cancer. Dixon R Doll, Jr., has kept fans of contemplative music in delicious anticipation long enough. AMAZON SALESROOM

Posted by Editor at 10:14 PM CDT
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Topic: Catherine Towbin

SHADES AND PERSPECTIVES is a musical topographical experience which is intriguing and penetrating. It is powerful, but also vulnerably intimate. Her music leaves the listener wrapped in an audio world of brilliantly colored sonorities of the soul. Born in Los Angeles, California, Catherine Towbin started composing and playing the piano at age seven. Except for some brief exposure to various musical sources, she was largely self taught until the age of twelve. She then began her formal piano studies with Leah Effenbach with whom she studied for five years. Leah Effenbach was a graduate of piano of both The Peabody Institute and The Julliard. From 1982 until 1986 Catherine attended Samford University where she studied both music and chemistry. She graduated with honors and received the Bachelor Of Music Degree. Throughout her college education she studied piano with Witold Turkiewicz who is a former student of Rudolph Serkin at The Curtis Institute Of Music. Catherine won the 1984 Concerto-Aria competition with the Khachaturian D-flat piano concerto and performed with The Alabama Symphony Orchestra. She was the alternative winner of the 1985 Concerto-Aria competition with the Beethoven Third piano concerto in c minor. In 1986 Catherine went to France where she performed and accompanied soloists. Since then she has also performed in the United States, The Netherlands, Belgium and Romania. Catherine moved to Europe in 1991 and currently lives in Belgium. Catherine's music has a visual element and is accessible to both the intellectually discriminating listener as well as the spiritually intuitive listener. Although Catherine is a contemporary composer, she does not feel a specific need to be exclusively identified with the more typical techniques of this period. "It is not my desire to write music that could potentially push a borderline schizophrenic over the edge into a full blown episode just to make my artistic statement. I also don't believe in being a rebel without a cause. I just create music that in my own way brings people to a place inside themselves that they perhaps wouldn't otherwise experience.I use whatever tools necessary to achieve my artistic goal."

Posted by Editor at 9:17 PM CDT
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Topic: Brian Rolland
Composer/Guitarist Brian Rolland returns with a brand new album on the heels of the success of 'Dreams of Brazil' (also available) in 2006. 'The Tide's In' expands on his acclaimed WorldJazz feel with more vocals, richer drums and percussion, and the same subtle, vibrant guitar virtuosity that is renowned worldwide. Brian Rolland is a native son of Cambridge MA, where he drank in a wide range of music in his youth. Blues and folk greats like Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Tom Rush who he heard very early on at the Club 47 in the '60s, the constant stream of New York Jazz greats like Miles Davis, Weather Report and Keith Jarrett through the Jazz Workshop, Greater Boston's exceptional classical music, and a rock scene that created The J. Geils Band and Aerosmith were his creative influences, along with Jobim, Milton Nascimento, and a host of others. | WEB LINKS | IMAGES | SHOP Brian Rolland

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Signature...Solo piano selections
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Topic: Steven C
Fifteen beautifully composed original songs that showcase the unique solo piano stylings of Steven C. Recorded in a magical and inspirational place . . . his home. "Signature" demonstrates a rainbow of sound colors that his 9-foot Bosendorfer Grand piano creates. Celebrated composer and pianist extraordinaire Steven C Anderson fills his busy life with the gift of music. Through his artistry and passion he delivers his heartfelt music in a way that is both enjoyable and accessible to an ever-growing fan base. Steven’s talent has been enjoyed worldwide, via numerous recordings, live performances and has graced the airwaves of NBC’s The Today Show, QVC, PBS, Oprah, Music Choice, and the Discovery Channel. As an established and respected recording artist, Steven Anderson has impressively sold well over 2 million records throughout his beloved canon of music, which includes the popular CD Chasing Grace (American Gramaphone) and a best selling series of natured themed CD's with the acclaimed NorthSound Label.

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Topic: James Todd
"Quiet Beauty," Heartsongs for Cello and Piano - James Todd, cello/ William Morse, piano & keyboards - Celloman Records, 57:57 **** [ website] Product Description: Heartsongs for Two Cellos and Piano These songs, simply put, are melodies from my heart and soul. I call them "heartsongs" because at the time I wrote each one, it evoked a unique emotion from a place deep within me. Emotions and feelings that I didn't even know I was harboring. At turns, these are my expressions of love, longing, hope, sorrow, doubt, joy, wonder.....emotions we all feel and own, but may have difficulty realizing and expressing with words. Yet, many of the songs are vocal in essence, with the cello and its voice-like quality, the singer of the melody. I hope that my music might touch your soul and help express your heart's song, and the Quiet Beauty within. ---James Todd

Posted by Editor at 3:27 PM CST
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Nice new smooth jazz album
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Topic: David Crawford
Welcome to Shangri-la... David Crawford's musical, exotic utopia featuring sweet jazz flute, smooth grooves and tasty arrangements and production. I have always found that jazz flute adds an element of tranquility and depth to the music genre. David Crawford is no stranger to jazzing up the music scene. This distinguished flutist mesmerizes and captivates on SHANGRI-LA, his second solo release for Jazzer Inc., with a consistent smooth jam that conjures up white linen, turquoise waters, bleached sandy beaches, bright sunbrellas, tropical drinks and swaying palm trees. This is a musical excursion to the tropics. We expect big things from this delightful summer release. Escape to David Crawford's SHANGRI-LA and fall into a listening environment that takes you to a faraway haven of eternal groove. ~ SANDY SHORE Available at | Hear it on

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Topic: David Crawford

(Flutist, Arranger,Producer & Composer)

David Crawford was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from Centennial High School in Compton, California. David received a full scholarship to California Institute of the Arts and received a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Music, with a Flute Major.

He began his professional career as an orchestrator/Arranger for such artist as Friends of Distinction, Blue Magic, Sylvers, Patti LaBelle, Freda Payne, Phyllis Hyman, Confunkshun, Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, The Whispers, Shalamar, Rene & Angela, Bobby Womack and many others just to name a few.

As a flutist his professional career includes commercial recordings (Ahmad Jamal, Temptations & Vesta), TV commercials and Live performances with Stevie Wonder and Isaac Hayes . He has performed with the Santa Monica & Burbank Symphony Orchestras as well.

David Crawford is no stranger to jazzing up the music scene. He has composed, arranged, produced and performed on a Who’s Who list of recording artists from Stevie Wonder, The Whispers and Isaac Hayes to Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blidge. This distinguished flutist mesmerizes and captivates on SHANGRI-LA, his second solo release for Jazzer Inc., with a consistent smooth jam that conjures up white linen, turquoise waters, bleached sandy beaches, bright sunbrellas, tropical drinks and swaying palm trees. This is a musical excursion to the tropics with songs like the sophisticated “Caribbean Nights,” the evocative “Brazilian Sunrise,” and the chilled and loungey “ Caribbean Swing.” Plus there’s a lovely version of the J5 smash, “Never Can Say Goodbye.” We expect big things from this delightful summer release. Escape to David Crawford’s SHANGRI-LA and fall into a listening environment that takes you to a faraway haven of eternal groove.

Reviewer: Jackie Anderson - WJAB
The title itself speaks for this one - "Shangri-La"! When you listen, expect a smooth, enjoyable experience! Don't miss it.

An Easy Spoonful of Tasty Jazz
Reviewer: Capt. Christopher
Pan started something...David Crawford carries on the tradition. You'll be transported to a magical forest or sunny beaches by the soft & jazzy lilt of this accomplished flautist & his cohorts. Give Shangri-La a listen. it's a welcome change from more aggressive beats on the pop charts.

A Jazzy Fusion of Rhythmic Melody
Reviewer: Alicia
Very Smooth..the music flows from one sound to the next...I'll be sure to pick this one up soon!

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Posted by Editor at 6:53 PM CST
Updated: Friday, 8 February 2008 10:15 PM CST
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