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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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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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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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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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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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EWR > DEN – 37K feet

I have been thinking about my mission and how it is in need of revision. My mission changes as I change. The album I am working on is a retrospective. I am calling it “Ten Years of Peaceful Solo Piano.” It has what I consider to be my best work from my 6 solo piano albums. It took about 10 years to find my inner peace. My mission was (and still is) to create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing music from the heart. It has served me well and I have served it well. Inner peace and outer peace in the world has been a worthy goal and mission. I will continue to promote peace, but additionally, I am looking to inspire people to live passionately and joyously. Wow, that’s it!! My mission is to inspire people to live passionately and joyously. My vehicle to do that is music, but I don’t think it’s necessarily the only way that I can inspire people to live passionately and joyously. I can do it through teaching and life coaching as well.

I have done work using Native American traditions and through that work, I discovered my animal name. My animal name was “Running Deer.” I stayed with that name for about 5 or 6 years. The name changed when I had an experience with my daughter when driving on a country road in the Catskill Mountains. We saw what seemed to be a large dog or deer in the road. It turned out to be a black bear. We got pretty close to it and I slowed the car and we looked at the bear and the bear looked at us. Then it slowly walked away into the woods. I felt a strong connection to that bear and felt that I needed to change my animal name. What I didn’t realize at the time was that the bear symbolizes transformation in the way that it goes into a cave to hibernate and comes out refreshed and reborn in the Spring. In a similar way, people can transforms themselves by looking into their darkest depths to truly know and understand who they are and why they do what they do. For a while my name was “Loving Bear.” It then became “Fearless Loving Bear.” Very recently it has changed again. My new animal name is “Joyous Super Star Bear.”

The joyous is pretty clear and in keeping with my new state of being and new mission. But why “Super Star”? When I am on the road traveling, performing, concertizing, teaching and meeting people, I am totally fulfilled. I am living my mission and I am joyous. I have taken to calling this joyous state my inner super star. I am successful. I am open. I am loving. I am loved. I am appreciated and I inspire people. It is an amazing feeling. What an amazing job I have! Then, when I go home, I can’t keep that same state of joyousness at the same level. I am doing busy work. Making calls. Washing dishes. Cleaning. What I needed to do was to bring my inner super star, that state, that feeling, to all the mundane activities in my life so that I could remain in the joyous elevated state. This also relates to the work that I do to be present always and everywhere; living in the moment. But it’s not just about being aware of my Higher Self in any given moment, it is about living passionately and joyously in any given moment. Yes, a tall order in the world that we live in, especially in the 21st century. But then again, it has always been difficult for anyone to live in the moment. And it always will be because it is not mechanical. It requires effort, desire and will.

I will be landing in Denver in one hour. Concert tonight in Denver. Day off tomorrow. Master Class in Improvisation in Boulder on Saturday afternoon. Concert in Boulder on Saturday night. House concert outside of Denver on Sunday afternoon. I can say that I’m looking forward to it, but when I say that I am looking forward to anything, I really don’t mean it. To derive a feeling in the moment for a future moment is not real. It’s nice to know that there are things coming up in the future that one enjoys, but trying to get a charge in the present out of events or activities that will take place in the future does not allow for getting the very most out of what this present moment has to offer.

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Friday, March 22nd – Mesa, AZ – Whisperings solo piano concert at My First Piano

Whisperings solo piano concert at My First Piano

Concert poster – tickets are general $15/students $10 in advance and $20/$15 at the door. Ticket link is: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/307670

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