Posts Tagged "home recording"

House Concert TOMORROW for NY Singer/Pianist Todd Alsup

»Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Music Performances | 0 comments

House Concert TOMORROW for NY Singer/Pianist Todd Alsup

Tessa and I are thrilled to be hosting a house concert tomorrow night for a Singer/Songwriter from New York City, Todd Alsup. He’ll be sharing songs from his new album Currency, and hopefully a few pop/R&B covers as well! I’ll be opening with a some jazz and a couple of new age pieces from Piano on 24th. We have thoroughly enjoyed Todd’s performances at Redeye Grill, across the street from Carnegie Hall in NYC, because of his soulful interpretation of cover songs and amazing vocal technique. (Indeed, we like some of his covers better that the originals!) Todd has residency at Redeye, so if you’re passing through and want to get a great meal with live music in NY, see if he’s playing! Now back to tomorrow’s house concert....

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“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

»Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in Piano on 24th | Comments Off on “Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

“Piano on 24th” Review – One World Music

A really nice review just came in for Piano on 24th by One World Music! I’m delighted that Steve enjoyed it so much, and I’m impressed with how spot-on he was with his interpretation of individual recordings. You can read the review below, or visit OWM’s inspiration album review page and click on my album cover. (While you’re at it, have a listen to song samples below or purchase Piano on 24th!) Before You Open Your Eyes (sample)Come To This Fountain (sample)Que La Lumiere Soit (Let There Be Light) (sample)With The Angels Sing (sample)Harpstrings (sample)River Blossoms (sample)Selkie Crossroads (sample)Not A Secret (sample)Street Magic (sample)Til Its Gone (sample)Andalucia (sample)El Gato (sample)On A March (sample) Piano on 24th...

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Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

»Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Albums | 0 comments

Last Day To Pre-order Piano on 24th!

Greetings! I’m happy to share the news that WE REACHED OUR PRESALE GOAL of $2,400 for Piano on 24th – my new CD! Tessa and I send a heartfelt THANK YOU to the 40 supporters who have backed our Kickstarter campaign thus far. Also, today is the last day you can make pre-purchases, so if you’re on the hunt for Christmas gifts we invite you to consider the CD for someone else! You can listen to samples and pre-order until midnight tonight ». We’ll send out the CDs by Dec 14th.   Thank you very much and happy...

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Piano Album Recording Session #3 of 4

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in Music Reflections | 0 comments

Piano Album Recording Session #3 of 4

Another season, another recording session for my 2015 solo piano album. It was a pretty hot fall day, even though the summer was technically over. In our 1928 house, this meant that between every few takes we had to cool off by blasting the window air conditioning unit and turning on a cavalry of small fans. This being the third session of the year, I was glad to note that my targets were more modest (and realistic) in terms of how many songs we were going to get down per day and how long it would take! I’d also come to terms with the fact that at some point, it would be best to just stop for the day. No matter how many times I keep pushing for a good take, after 6 or 7 hours straight the performance quality simply won’t be high enough. So this...

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Recording for Upcoming Solo Piano Album

»Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Albums, Music Reflections | 0 comments

Recording for Upcoming Solo Piano Album

Two weekends ago we completed the second recording session for my 2015 solo piano album. It was smoother than our first session in January, mostly I think because I knew better what to expect in terms of recording on my own piano … and also because we didn’t have any surprise piano issues (The first session brought with it some mysterious clicks and a double-hitting note!) I’m also appreciating how the recording process is making me a better musician. The thing is, the music sounds different when you’re playing compared to when you listen to the playback. But after going back and forth enough, I’m starting to be able to hear how the recording sounds WHEN I’m playing instead of only afterwards. That is helpful. The other aspect...

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