Healing Hearts 3 – Review

Healing Hearts 3 cover art _ Kunaki spec
Healing Hearts 3
Louis Landon
2016 / Landon Creative, Inc.
Louis Landon’s Healing Hearts 3 is the third in a series of solo piano albums that are comprised of improvisations that were created while clients were in session at his Healing Piano of Sedona (AZ). These sixty-minute healing and music sessions consist of forty minutes of mentoring and twenty minutes of music that includes personalized music for the client’s own use. Landon created Healing Piano of Sedona several years ago to help people live life joyously, passionately, and stress- and disease-free. Landon is a Steinway Artist who has been a life-long musician. Healing Hearts 3 is his twenty-first album and fourteenth solo piano collection. Each of the thirteen pieces on the album was inspired by a different “soul journey,” so the music is quite varied although it maintains a very calming and peaceful vibe throughout.
It is interesting to note that Healing Hearts 3 has the closest to the ideal sound Landon has been looking for on his recordings. He attributes that achievement to the mastering and editing expertise of Joe Bongiorno of Piano Haven Studio, also in Sedona. Landon has been trying to get the sound of a classical concert hall in his Peace Palace studio recordings and this album definitely has that sound, which is exceptionally beautiful – clear, warm and resonant.
Healing Hearts 3 begins with “Standing In the Light,” a softly flowing piece with a poignant melody that gently soothes the heart – a favorite. “Heart Song” is hushed, intimate and obviously very personal. “Triumph of the Soul” starts out in the deep bass of the piano – very dark and lost. As the piece evolves, it gradually lightens as it moves up the piano keyboard, ending in a very positive place. I’ve often said that the piano is the best instrument to express the sound and feeling of rain and “Night Rain” proves that point again. More energetic than most of the other tracks, the notes flow freely: sometimes smoothly and evenly, sometimes more percussive like big fat raindrops – love it! “Tears” is heartbreak set to music, although tears are so often a big part of the healing process. Such deep emotion is expressed in this piece! Landon wisely follows sadness with “Happy Man,” a lively slice of pianistic sunshine. “Phoenix Rising” begins in the deep bass of the piano, obviously signifying a very dark place or crisis. Over the course of the composition, there is turmoil and pain, but then Landon gradually moves the piece into the upper end of the piano to a much lighter and more peaceful place – a stunning piece! “Healing Time” is gently uplifting and so soothing and serene that I can actually feel it melting away tension – another favorite. “Music Runs Through Me” flows quickly like a stream with sparkles of sunlight dancing happily on its surface. “Balance” returns to a calm stillness that comes when things/life are in balance. Slow, lyrical and very peaceful, it’s the perfect closing for another great album from Louis Landon!
I have thoroughly enjoyed all three Healing Hearts albums, but I think #3 is my favorite. It is available from LouisLandon.com, Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. Very highly recommended!
Kathy Parsons MainlyPiano.com 11/4/16

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Southland Healing Tour – Jan. 13 – 23


Heading back to southern California for eight concerts in January. Calling it the “Southland Healing Tour” for obvious reasons. So much negativity due to the election and politics. There is a need for healing and I believe my music provides peace, healing, inspiration, joy, love and understanding. Higher awareness through Awakening is needed now more than ever. If that can be conveyed and transmitted through music, then that is what I hope to do on this tour.

Here are the dates:

Friday,  January 13th – WHITE WATER, CA – 7:30 p.m.Information coming soon.

Saturday,  January 14 – MISSION VIEJO, CA – 7:00 p.m. – Sinatra and More! Advance tickets are $10, $15 at the door. Norman P Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 For more information call 949-470-8440

Sunday,  January 15th – CARLSBAD, CA – 2:00 p.m. – Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92011 This is a free concert. Reserved seats are distributed 2 hours before the concert. For more information call 760. 602.2049

Wednesday, January 18th – PASADENA, CA – 12:10 p.m. –  Solo Piano Concert – Pasadena Presbyterian Church 585 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA 91101. Short program solo piano concert. Call 626-793-2191 for more information.

Thursday,  January 19th – MISSION VIEJO, CA – private concert*

Friday, January 20th – VISTA, CA – 7:30 p.m. Arrive at 7:00 pmSolo Piano House Concert. 2246 Buena Creek Road Vista CA. 92084 This house concert is open to the public. Admission by donation: Suggested donation $20 You can call Margareth to make your reservation: 1-760-822-4612 or e-mail her at mpdemery@cox.net

Saturday,  January 21st – CARLSBAD, CA – 7:30 p.m. private concert*

Sunday,  January 22nd – ANAHEIM, CA – 10:00 a.m. Featured Artist. Orange County Center for Spiritual Renewal – 17272 Newhope St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, Main building, 2nd floor. Call 714.963.3516 for more information

Monday,  January 23rd –  LA JOLLA, CA – 4:00 p.m. private concert*

*For private concerts, feel free to email me through louislandon.com if you are unable to make the other concerts in the area. I will see if I can get you in.