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April 2022 Newsletter

It’s been a long time…
NEWS

New Album

Album of the Year!

Featured Single

One of our latest projects is creating a garden. Having a garden in the Southwest is much more challenging than having a garden on the East Coast. Back in New York, I used to have a 2,500 sq. ft. garden, with a greenhouse. One truckload of horse manure in early spring and the only challenge was keeping up with the weeds. Here in the Southwest, shade from the sun and protection from high winds is a priority. It’s also important to have a drip irrigation system. Water is scarce.  We love having a garden, not only for the fresh produce, but for the birds and other wildlife that it attracts.

Stay well, stay safe!

Sending love, peace, joy, gratitude and good health from New Mexico~
Louis


New Album
Popcorn Jazz Piano
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Featured Single
from Popcorn Jazz Piano
“Celebrate Earth”Listen
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This song is about the planet we live on. It’s a call to action to address climate change. There is hope and positivity in this song and it is my wish that humans on the planet hear the call and begin to live more sustainably and intelligently in order to keep our beautiful planet a place where we can all thrive peacefully and joyfully. In spite of all that is happening now environmentally and politically, I have to stay positive and have hope that we will persevere as a species.


Album of the Year!
2021 “HOLIDAY & SEASONAL” Calm and Peaceful
Christmas Piano
Gratitude to SoloPiano.com for this honor!
 


DATES
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Two New Singles

“Comfort” was released on February 12, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Nighttime Piano for Relaxation and Deep Sleep

“Comfort”, the first track on my Nighttime Piano for Relaxation and Deep Sleep album, which comes out in April, is designed to invite the listener into a very relaxed and safe state of being. It is meant to earn the listener’s trust so that the music that follows it will help them let go of the day and enter into dreamland safely and comfortably. Like most of the music on the album it is softly played and at a very slow tempo. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in November, 2020. 

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

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

Package design by Louis Landon 
Star photo by Kees Scherer

“Winding Down” was released on February 19, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Nighttime Piano for Relaxation and Deep Sleep

“Winding Down” is what needs to be happen at the end of the day. It’s an important step in relaxing and getting ready for sleep. All media and screens need to be turned off. These are important steps in quieting the mind and relaxing the body. This is another single from the Nighttime Piano for Relaxation and Deep Sleep album 

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

It is also available for downloading at AmazoniTunes, and Bandcamp

Listen here.

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in November, 2020. 

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

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

Package design by Louis Landon 
Star photo by Kees Scherer

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New Sheet Music Book – Provocative Piano

This is the hard copy of the sheet music book from the album Provocative Piano.

Provocative Piano was released on January 29, 2021. 

Recorded at the Peace Palace Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

Available for streaming on SpotifyApple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

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Music mastering Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR
CD design and photos Louis Landon 

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

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist

Visit LouisLandon.com for bookings CDs sheet music contact & more ©℗2021 Landon Creative, Inc. 

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Two New Singles

“Conviction” was released on January 14, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

Conviction is a powerful song with two strong meanings. One meaning is being free from doubt, strongly believing that one is right. Certain. The other meaning is in law: a final judgement of guilty in a criminal case by a jury or a judge that results in some sort of fine or punishment. I was thinking about the political climate & different points of view. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

“Somber” was released on January 22, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

Somber is a contemplative piece about looking back into the shadowy part of one’s past. There is sadness, there is grief, there is love lost. It is a chance to reflect on the darkness and come to terms with it and let it go so that it doesn’t bring sadness into the present. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

Credits for both singles

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

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

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

Cover photo and design by Louis Landon

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Three New Singles

These three singles were released in December, 2020 and are from the Provocative Piano album. The album release date is January 29, 2021.

“Prayer for America” was released on December 4, 2020. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano.

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Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

I’ve been feeling like I’m watching the fall of Rome in real time here in the United States. This country, that I live in and that I love, is coming apart politically, socially and environmentally. This song is a prayer for us to find our way out of the present situation and create a beautiful democracy that works for all people so that we can live healthy, happy lives. 

“Same Old Story” was released on December 18, 2020. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

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Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

There’s a sadness to this piece. Some things never change. The same theme keeps returning. There are places in the music where it seems like something different might happen, but then it goes back to the same old story. Things do change over time, but consciously seeing what needs to change in oneself requires awareness and effort. It is definitely worthwhile to make the effort to change and grow. 

“You Should Know” was released on January 1, 2021. It is a single from the upcoming album, Provocative Piano

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Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in September, 2020. 

This track is about positive values and higher emotions. It is about striving to do your best and live a life of honesty and integrity. It’s about doing what you say you are going to do and having your word be your bond. It’s about taking a good look at oneself and making efforts to work on the issues that prevent one from living a joyous, productive and creative life. 

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

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

All music published by Landon Creative, Inc. BMI.

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist.

Music mastering by Michael McDonald, Syntharts, Eugene, OR 

All cover art by Louis Landon

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Panama Piano Sheet Music Book

This is a hard copy sheet music book for the album PANAMA PIANO. It is available at louislandon.com. You can also download a PDF copy HERE.

Panama Piano was released on July 10, 2020 and was recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B during the first two weeks of May, 2020. 

This album was the result of a two week road trip through the country of Panama. It was totally magical. It was inspiring and joyous. Hopefully you will hear it in the music. I approached this album in a similar way to Southwest Solo Piano, with one major difference. For Southwest Solo Piano, I would think about each of the places that we visited, and then improvise music based on those thoughts and feelings. With Panama Piano, I started with an improvisation after considering places and experiences, but instead of recording the improvisations, I would compose the pieces using the ideas and melodies that came up during the improvisation. 

It is available for streaming on SpotifyApple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

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Feel Good Piano Sheet Music Book

The hard copy sheet music book for the album FEEL GOOD PIANO is now available at louislandon.com. You can also downloads a PDF of the book here. Feel Good Piano was released on October 30, 2020. 

Recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B in June of 2020. 

During these challenging times, I thought it would be a good idea to put out some music to help people feel good. That’s what Feel Good Piano is all about. 

Available for streaming on SpotifyApple Music and Pandora Radio

It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

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Feel Good Piano Album Review

Feel Good Piano is Louis Landon’s 31st album and was inspired by the desire to help people feel good during these challenging times (and beyond). Warm and upbeat, the thirteen original piano solos are a celebration of the good things in life, some of which are easy to overlook and take for granted. Recorded on Landon’s Steinway B grand piano at The Peace Palace in Sedona, Arizona, the pace of the album is relaxed and optimistic, reflecting the multitude of musical influences and experiences that make Landon’s style unique and distinctive. 


Feel Good Piano begins with “In the Flow,” a gentle piece with a flowing left hand pattern and a bright and carefree melody on the right. “Happy Valentine” is a sweet love song without words that envelops the listener like a warm hug. With the right attitude, “So Beautiful” could refer to just about anything if we take the time to notice. This quiet, graceful piece is a wonderful reminder. “Have a Nice Waltz” is fast waltz played mostly at the upper end of the piano, giving it a playful sound and the feeling of innocence. One of my favorites, “So Easy” has an effortless swing rhythm that makes me think of Louis’ “Excellent and better all the time!” motto. A slow jazz piece that seems to flow from the heart to the fingers, I really like this one! “Holiday Celebration” has a lively, swirling motion that feels like laughter and good times with family and loved ones. “Waves” is about the peaceful ebb and flow of a calm ocean, perhaps with sparkles of light dancing on the water and a warm, balmy breeze in the air – very relaxing! The hypnotic “Waterfall” keeps a steady rhythm with a repeating pattern on the left hand while the right hand captures the dancing flow of water as it cascades down to the pool at the bottom. Another favorite, the magical “Enchanted Forest,” expresses wonder and awe at all of the beauty discovered during a quiet walk through the forest. “On Our Way” could refer to a number of different things, but I hear the excitement and anticipation of heading into a new adventure – big or small. The album closes with “May Day Celebration,” a joyous ode to spring with an infectious energy that makes me think of laughter and fun in the sun. 

Feel Good Piano is another great album from “The Pianist for Peace” and is available from www.louislandon.com, Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, and streaming sites like Spotify. 

Kathy Parsons MainlyPiano.com
11/29/2020

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Panama Piano Album Review

Panama Piano is the 30th album from pianist/composer Louis Landon and is something of a musical documentary about a two-week road trip Louis and his partner, Christine, took through the country of Panama earlier this year (2020). I love the variety of music on this album – from bright and lively to relaxed and contemplative. Landon’s colorful jazz roots often bubble up and remind us what an amazing pianist he is. Quite a few of Landon’s recent albums have been improvisations captured by the recording process. He started putting this album together by thinking about the places that they visited and his feelings about those experiences and then improvising. Instead of compiling those improvisations into the album, this time Landon went in a different direction and composed the thirteen pieces that make up the album using the ideas and melodies that came up during the improvisations. Quite a few of the tracks are available as singles, but the full album will give a more complete experience. 


Panama Piano begins with “Pan-American Highway,” named for a 19,000 mile highway that goes from the southern tip of South America to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Feelings of excitement and movement run through the piece as the adventure begins. “Playa Santa Catalina” is named for a beach town where the travelers spent a couple of nights. The piece is quite rhythmic but relaxed and you can almost feel the warm ocean breezes. “Casco Viejo” is Spanish for “Old Quarter,” and this piece is reminiscent of the music from the old dance halls of Cuba. I really like this one! “Las Lajas” describes the pleasures of a serene walk on a deserted and unspoiled beach. “Panama” is vibrant and energetic, and I think anyone who knows Landon’s music would recognize this one as his creation. Pelicans have been my favorite birds to watch for most of my life, and anyone who has had the good luck to watch these amazing creatures glide through the air and then dive for food knows what I mean. “Pelicans” was inspired by watching this happen, and is composed as a slow, graceful waltz. “Boquete” is a small town adorned with tropical flowers everywhere. The album cover features a photo Landon took of a brilliant rainbow that appeared during their stay. The piece is mostly relaxed with a gentle rocking rhythm, but a few passages boost the energy level and then settle back down. “The Lost Waterfalls” is another favorite. Landon did a great job of capturing the feeling of falling water as well as the joy of finding three large waterfalls and being able to experience them without a lot of other people around. I love “Diablo Rojo” (“Red Devil”), a wonderful jazz piece about the rogue buses of Panama City that are brightly painted and roar through the city streets with music blaring. I dare you to keep your feet still while listening to this one! “Volcan Baru” is an active stratovolcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. Chords and octaves in the deep bass of the piano evoke feelings of majesty and power while the melody hints at beauty and grace. We end our Panamanian excursion with a spicy chicken soup called “Sancocho.” The piece begins slowly, but it’s not long before a lively Latin jazz rhythm takes over and sends the spirits soaring. 
Panama Piano is an excellent diversion from the doldrums of 2020! Great music, joyful piano and a mix of excitement and relaxation are just what we need right now!

The album is available from www.LouisLandon.com, Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp. 

Kathy Parsons MainlyPiano.com
11/27/2020

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Thanksgiving Piano Sheet Music Book

The hard copy sheet music book for the album THANKSGIVING PIANO is now available at louislandon.com. You can also downloads a PDF of the book here.

The THANKSGIVING PIANO album was released on April 24, 2020 and was recorded at the Peace Palace, Sedona, AZ on a Steinway B July – December 2019 

The music is available for streaming on SpotifyApple Music and Pandora Radio. It is also available for downloading at iTunesAmazon and Bandcamp

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

All music published byLandon Creative, Inc. BMI 

Louis Landon is a Steinway Artist 

Music mastering by Tim Jessup, Sedona, AZ 
“We Give Thanks” mastering by Michael McDonald, Eugene, OR 

Book cover design and photo by Louis Landon

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