Solo Piano Gratitude

Solo Piano Gratitude Cover 5SOLO PIANO GRATITUDE WAS RELEASED ON JANUARY 28, 2019.

Available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio
Also available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby.

Listen to samples here:
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/4puqsJ0A5gU0fqhiirqfXW

Recorded live at the Peace Palace during a “Gratitude Concert” on November 17, 2018. Audience members were asked to submit cards and write down the things they were thankful for before the concert. All selections were improvised live and based on those suggestions.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at
Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ

CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon

Cover design: Louis Landon

Cover, disc & tray photos: Louis Landon

Photo of Louis Landon: Ted Grussing

Grateful for Wisdom 03:41

Grateful for Every Day 04:46

Grateful for Breath 04:33

Grateful for Artistry 04:41

Grateful for Awakening Hearts 04:16

Grateful for Peace 04:42.

Grateful for Love 04:35

Grateful for Kindness 04:36

Grateful for New Beginnings 04:41

Grateful for Freedon 04:02

Grateful for Family 04:12

Grateful for Life 04:54

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Five Years of Sedona Solo Piano

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FIVE YEARS WAS RELEASED ON DECEMBER 25, 2018.

It is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora Radio

It is available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and CDBaby.

Listen to samples here:
https://open.spotify.com/embed/album/3oLtfZ8alVsm38yYdqE43v

This is a retrospective “best of” album covering five years from 2013 through 2017.
The music contained in this album/CD comes from the following albums/CDs:
Sedona on My Mind – 2013*
Healing Piano of Sedona – 2014*
Healing Hearts – 2014**
Walking the Plains – 2015**
Healing Hearts 2 – 2015**
Ebb and Flow – 2016**
Healing Hearts 3 – 2016**
Soul Healing Piano Music – 2017**
Departure – 2017**
*recorded at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
**recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon
Cover design: DanLevin.com
Cover, disc & tray photos: Louis Landon
Photo of Louis Landon: Ted Grussing
Total running time: 62:04

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Sitting in with Former Piano Student and Present Day Rock Star, Gavin DeGraw.

I used to live in the Catskill Mountains. That’s where I first met Gavin when he was a high school student. I believe he was seventeen at the time. He was looking for a piano teacher and I was teaching at the time. He played me some songs he was working on and they were pretty good for a seventeen year old. What really impressed me was his singing. I was blown away and told his parents that he was definitely going to make it in the music business. And I didn’t say that lightly. He was that good as a singer.

So, I believe we worked together for about a year and then he went off to Ithaca College. Before the end of the year, Gavin came home and I gave him a few more lessons. He played some of the songs he was working on and they had come a long way from the first songs he had played for me. I told him he might want to try Berklee College of Music. He decided to give Berklee a go. He ended up coming back home after one semester, if I remember correctly. He then played me some of his new songs and they were really good. I said to him, “Gavin, I want to play with you.” So, we ended up playing a bunch of gigs at a local pub with me playing solos on the Melodica. It was a lot of fun and he kept getting better at performing.

Gavin decided to move to NYC. He started playing gigs there and I remember going down and playing a showcase gig with him at “The Bitter End” on Bleeker Street. From there he ended up getting management, a publishing deal and a record deal. His first record went platinum.

We lost touch for a while, but I had his phone number and from time to time we would text back and forth. Recently, I heard he was coming to Flagstaff and I texted him and invited him to Sedona. Unfortunately, his schedule was jammed doing one nighters. I asked him if he could get Christine and me into the show and maybe get us backstage passes. I wasn’t sure if it was going to happen, but Christine and I went up to Flagstaff to the Pepsi Amphitheater anyway. Sure enough, we got to the ticket booth and there was an envelope with two VIP tickets and backstage passes.

We went in and went backstage, but Gavin wasn’t expected in for a while. So, we hung out backstage and Gavin rolled in with his tricked out Mercedes RV and Airstream rig that he put together for this tour. He texted me asking where I was and we got together. It was the first time seeing him in maybe twenty years. It was really nice to see him again. We hung out until about five minutes before the show and then he went out to perform to a packed house.

Christine and I were sitting on stage right watching the show. It was just Gavin on keys, a guitar playing/bass playing singing guy and a drummer. They sounded great and tight. At one point in the show, I was uploading a picture of Gavin to Instagram, when it got quiet and the spotlight was on me. I looked up and Gavin was pointing to me and waving me over. He was telling the crowd that I was his piano teacher back in the day. I came up and the band was already vamping. I sat down and took a solo. It was so much fun!

Gavin had a “meet and greet” after the show, but we were able to take some photos with him. He was really grateful for all the support I had given him when he was just starting out. I was really surprised with how appreciative he was about those days. I wasn’t in the best of places back then and my memory of a lot of things was suspect, to say the least.

I am so proud of the career that Gavin has carved out for himself. He is most definitely a “Rock Star” in my books. He put out an hour and twenty minutes of high energy music. He sang and played his ass off. His fans loved him. He is a gifted singer, songwriter and performer. Keep it up Gavin!

Two videos of sitting in with Gavin. The first was shot by Christine from stage right. The second and shorter video was shot by a fan in the audience. It’s fun to see Gavin’s expressions while I’m playing.

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Gavin DeGraw live in concert Flagstaff, AZ

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Ticket and backstage pass

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Gavin performing

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Sitting in

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Sitting in 2

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Selfie 2 – too much fun

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Christine, Gavin, Louis

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Piano Haven Concert Series – August 26th

On Saturday, August 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., in Sedona, AZ, I will be the featured artist at Piano Haven Concert Series. 

There will also be guest appearances by my friends and fellow Whisperings Artists, Joe BongiornoAmy Janelle and Zachary Bruno.

This will be a CD release concert for my album entitled Solo Piano Fantasies. There is a suggested donation 0f $20 and it is necessary to make a seat request at the Piano Haven website.

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Healing Hearts 4 – Solo Piano

Healing Hearts 4 CDBaby swaure cover art copy 2Recorded at the Peace Palace in Sedona, AZ from January 9, 2017 to April 6, 2018 on a Steinway B as part of personalized Healing Piano of Sedona sessions.
All 12 tracks were improvised in real time with minimal editing.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ
Cover design by Matt Strieby of NewLeafDesign.com
CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon
Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist

Self-Assured 4:37
Healing and Hope 5:07
Alignment 5:10
Lighter Than Before 4:34
The Healing Touch 5:03
Easy Living 4:08
Going the Distance 4:45
Confidence 4:52
Heavenly Voices 5:19
On My Way Now 4:56
Stay the Course 5:06
Moving on Up 4:39
Total running time 59:00

All Music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI
All music produced, arranged, composed & performed by Louis Landon.
Visit LouisLandon.com for bookings, CDs, sheet music, contact info and more

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July 6th and 20th in Sedona, AZ: Two Trio Concerts at Sound Bites Grill

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The Louis Landon Trio is back for two more nights after a sold out debut performance in June at Sound Bites Grill! The Louis Landon Trio features Louis Landon on piano & vocals, Troy Perkins on the electric bass and Eddy Barattini on the Drums. It’s a jazz trio that mixes it up with standard jazz instrumentals, jazz vocals from the Great American Songbook, Classic Pop Rock hits, with an occasional solo piano piece. The goal is to create a joyous atmosphere through music. Fun!

Tickets are $20 – VIP $75
Purchase tickets online here.
Sound Bites Grill is located at 101 Arizona 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336  Call 928.282.2713 for more information.

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New Album – Solo Piano Fantasies

landon_solo_piano_fantasiesI am continuing to compose and record a lot of new music. After releasing five albums last year, I didn’t think I would still have so much music left in me. Fortunately, I no longer get writer’s block. I realize now that there is an unlimited supply of new music that is available. All I have to do is put myself in the right state of being and the music materializes! I am very grateful that this is happening! 

Solo Piano Fantasies is a collection of fourteen new pieces of music adding up to about 55 minutes of music. The plan is to release it in July. Not sure of the date yet.

The album was recorded at The Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ from March to May of 2018 on a Steinway B.

Music mastering: Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, Sedona, AZ

Cover photo: Louis Landon

Cover graphics: DanLevin.com

CD Layout and Design: Louis Landon.

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist

All Music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI

All music produced, arranged, composed & performed by Louis Landon.

Visit LouisLandon.com for bookings, CDs, sheet music, contact info and more

 

 

 

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