Genre ~ New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
Dan Kennedy, piano
Mt. Pollux Music (ASCAP)
Corin Nelsen, producer
Genre ~ New Age:Contemporary Instrumental
1 easy living 3:44
2 could be 4:30
3 story within a story 3:49
4 redline 6:57
5 moving on 3:29
6 at the beginning 4:46
7 jade 3:55
8 troubadour 4:59
9 jumproping 3:04
10 clear as the coast 1:57
dan kennedy ~ piano & keyboards
david cullen ~ guitar & bass
jeff haynes ~ percussion (track 6)
jill haley ~ english horn
mehuman jonson ~ vocals
premik russell tubbs ~ alto sax
steve holley ~ drums & percussion
produced, recorded, mixed & mastered by corin nelsen of synchrosonic productions ~ bremen, me
recorded at kakinoki studio ~ shohola, pa
the grand piano heard in this audiophile recording is a steinway
mehuman jonson recorded at graybrook studio ~ union, me
piano technician steve oliver ~ key piano service
design john harrison ~ satori creative
publicity danie cortese entertainment & publicity, inc. ~ toronto
press photography brian daigle ~ red sink media
all works composed by dan kennedy (ascap)
©℗ 2012 mt. pollux music (ascap)
all rights reserved. unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
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Dan Kennedy's Intuition extends far beyond a simple gut feeling
and reveals a sophisticated sensibility to his eclectic instrumental
compositions. The rhythmic energy throughout the album is
punctuated by world-class players accompanying Dan's piano and
intertwines elements of jazz and blues into a new age base. From
infectious foot-tapping to nostalgia-inspiring melodies he has
followed his heart with this new work.
-Corin Nelsen, SynchroSonic Productions
Dan's music has been played frequently on "Spa,"
SiriusXM Satellite Radio's new age station.
WMNR, WGRS, WGSK and WRXC in Monroe, CT
broadcasted Tracks 2-4 of Lantern in May, 2009
on the 'New Music Gallery.'
Dan's music is featured on a series of podcasts
by Sea Change Media.
Dan and his music are featured in an article written by
Jennifer Heshion of the Amherst (Mass.) Bulletin,
November 26, 2008 edition.
Lantern by Dan Kennedy charted at #67 for radio
airplay on the NAR charts for the month June '08
Now ranked by: Zone Music Reporter
Read a July '08 album review and interview of Dan
online at newagemusic.nu
KKUP 91.5 FM Radio in Cupertino, California,
has aired Dan's music under the label 'Visionary.'
Dan's music has been featured on the show "Music from Beyond the Lakes"
WDBX 91.1 FM Radio, Carbondale, Illinois, produced by Jerry Nelms and
Namdar Mogharreban. Sundays, 8-10 pm Central Time, USA
From the exuberance of DULCIMER IN G to the intimacy of
BALLAD's melody, LANTERN is a wonderful recording in
every respect, filled with grace and surprises...I'm delighted
with this recording and am proud to have been a part of it.
-Will Ackerman, Imaginary Road Studios
Windham County, Vermont
A wonderful way to calm the mind and soothe the soul, in the
finest tradition of the Windham Hill label.
-Chris Lindquist, Director, The Westfield Athenaeum
Lantern is a short album; 19 minutes divided into four tracks.
From the very first rapid G notes on the first track you can hear
and feel Dan Kennedy's piano skills. The Steinway is played with
identity, giving each song a special touch; youthful and mature
at the same time.... I must mention the high quality recording. I only
got the 256 kbps MP3 to rely to, but they sound truly great. It is a
statement of how great Will Ackerman's studio is. It must be a
dream for any pianist to play there....Yes, the album is short -- but
not too short....In a world where most new artists need 14 tracks
and at least 60 minutes, it is in a way refreshing to find someone
who uses 4 tracks and 20 minutes to perfection.
-BT Fasmer, a.k.a. circle
Founder and author, newagemusic.nu, Bergen, Norway
[This] 19 1/2-minute, four-song CD was produced by the legendary
Will Ackerman at his Imaginary Road Studios in Vermont. Recorded
on the studio's Steinway Model B grand piano, the CD also features
Glen Velez on percussion, T-Bone Wolk on bass, and vocal colors by
Samite and Noah Wilding. The music has a sense of movement and
aliveness, yet it looks inward and conveys a feeling of serenity. The
four pieces are quite different from each other. "Dulcimer in G" is the
liveliest of the four tracks. Enthusiasm and excitement flow through
the piece like an electrical current, but the subtle voices keep it
grounded. A joyful, swirling dance "Dear Girl" is a little bit "folkie"
(a la George Winston or Philip Aaberg) and a little bit jazzy -- an
intriguing piece! Lantern is a fresh and fascinating introduction to
Dan Kennedy's music that definitely leaves the listener wanting more.
-Kathy Parsons, Reviewer, MainlyPiano.com
Dan Kennedy's music brings joy and light. It is bright like a butterfly
which flies on its weightless wings from one beautiful flower to another
on the lush summer meadow.
(visit Serge's wonderful website site for new age music)
"Dear Girl," my favorite track on the album, displays some
blues and jazz influences that come as a pleasant surprise and add
depth and texture to the recording.
-Casey Hayman, Reviewer, Local Buzz
I've had a listen and I like it a lot!!!! I'll play all the record over the next 4 weeks
so if there is any feedback I'll let you know. Cheers,
-Paul Headon, Wollongong, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
It'll most likely show up on the spins next week. Smooth sailing, Cheez Fans!
Capt. Christopher, WTUL Radio
Baton Rouge, LA
Dan, I absolutely love the "Ballad" piece. It's beautiful and soulful. Thanks
for mentioning the "1976 Steinway B" in the album description, because...I own
a 1976 Steinway B that I dearly love and I was looking for information about
the 1976 Steinway B on Google and found your CD.
Thanks so much for your performance last night.
The music was beautiful -- impressive -- and your
stories brought really nice personal connection with
the crowd. You rock!
- Elizabeth Fowler
I can't say how profoundly good and beautiful [your concert] was,
how astonishing your playing and those other magical musicians, too, Dan.
How to do more? The CD is all committed to memory: we LOVE it.
-Denise Frame Harlan, Writer
Your music builds layers of sound that transport
the listener to their own private places to dream.
-Lori Tremblay, Composer, Musician
I LOVE the CD. It's full of energy, yet very relaxing. I can't
wait to play it on the radio next week.
-Jon Leachman, DJ, WMUA radio
Lantern...is luminous, lyrical, and
uplifting. I just LOVE it.
-Jonathan Dawson, Sustainability Educator, Findhorn
Greetings from the land of Phil Aaberg and
George Winston!...After 25+ years of following [such]
artists given birth to by Windham Hill, it is easy
to place your music in that great company.
-Jean Vaskey, Great Falls, MT