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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
No concerts scheduled

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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. 

Listen here

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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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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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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New Single – “So Beautiful”

So Beautiful Cover

“So Beautiful” is the first single from the upcoming Feel Good Piano album, and was released on September 4, 2020.

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

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

It is also available for downloading at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp

I have been writing music for 54 years. My guess is that I have written over 1,000 pieces in that time. “So Beautiful” feels like the most epic, emotional and all encompassing piece of music that I have written to date. It’s about life and all that being a human on the planet entails, including birth, love, a full life and leaving the body and the soul returning to pure energy at the end of the piece. I was channeling something very deep on this one. I am super happy with it. I hope you feel it!

Produced, arranged, composed & performed by Louis Landon

Published byLandon 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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A New Single for Earth Day

Epic World Cover


“Epic World” was released on Earth Day, April 22, 2019.

It was inspired by recent road trips I have taken through the Southwest. From Sabino Canyon saguaros to the slot canyons of Antelope Canyon to the breathtaking Vermillion Cliffs, I was filled with the incredible beauty of the natural world that we live in and made me think about creating a piece of music that could capture the majesty of the world’s dramatic landscapes.

Listen to “Epic World” on Spotify and Apple Music. Download at iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

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