For Immediate Release
Bryan Grant’s Debut Collection of Jazz Instrumentals
Think Of Me, Now Available
Chicago area composer, Bryan Grant, is pleased to announce the release of his debut CD “Think Of Me.” Grant is a self-taught pianist whose dreamy, upbeat brand of new style jazz is sure to please fans of instrumental pop composers like Jim Brickman and John Tesh. Grant composed, arranged and performed all the music on this 12-track release, which was recorded at Liquide Sounds Studio in Chicago. “Think Of Me” is available through CDBaby.com, OutboundMusic.com, The CD Store.net, Acupofmusic.com, JamIndiana.com, and multiple digital download MP3 internet music sites. It is also available as ring tone downloads across Asia.
Lush, swirling production and playful hypnotic melodies are the earmark of Grant’s impressive collection “Think Of Me.” The title track is a slow, thoughtful piano study accented by a chorus of soothing synths that captivate like waves crashing on the shore. The mid-tempo pick-me-up “Worth Taking,” starts with a catchy, upbeat piano and takes it soaring with airy cymbals and blasts of faint percussion sounding like the billowy stream of inspiration. Fans of John Tesh brand instrumental heroism will instantly recognize a kindred spirit in “Motion,” with it’s galloping beat and sea of atmospheric percussion. In all, the 12 fresh tracks showcase Grant’s considerable talent as a composer, but what makes this collection even more unique is the way that his optimistic, soothing nature shines through.
“Think Of Me,” is Bryan Grant’s first recording, but the talented composer’s thirst to play music goes back to his childhood, when he taught himself to play the piano by studying his niece’s piano lesson, secondhand, at his aunt’s house. Playing has been his passion ever since and has always been a priority even as he traveled the world in the military and returned home to pursue a career in medicine. While in medical school, his brother recruited him to join his band and playing with live musicians would prove to be a turning point for him as a musician. “I learned chording and arranging patterns from that experience, and soon began coming up with my own songs and arrangements.”
His collection of original songs grew from there, and now, after years of wanting to make a CD, he decided that there was no better time than the present. Whether his future includes a record deal, soundtrack scoring, having his music orchestrated and performed, or simply releasing more self-released CD’s for appreciative listeners, Grant will continue to create music from his heart, with the hopes of sharing it with others. “I would like to offer inspiring music that doesn’t really tell what to think - it let’s you go ahead and reflect on your own. I’d like to provide that conduit to help you relax, to touch your soul.”