Louis Landon | Solo Piano for Peace

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Solo Piano for Peace

by Louis Landon

Pristinely recorded original solo piano music that was inspired by inner peace and the desire for peace in the world.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Seattle Morning
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2. Imagine
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3. Centering
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4. Heartland
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5. Cinco de Mayo
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6. Bittersweet
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7. Skater Girl
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8. New and Old
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9. Court Dances
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10. Fear Not My Love
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11. Thankful
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12. Rejoice
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13. Resolution
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Solo piano recording artist, Louis Landon has dedicated his life to music. There's no doubt about it, his passion is for peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry. He's been on stage before hundreds of thousands of people alongside James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen and many others using music as the vehicle to protest nuclear energy in the No Nukes Concerts of 1979.

His activism is alive and well at a time when the world is at war over oil and various interpretations of what constitutes a quality life no matter where we live in this world. There isn't just one answer. Each of us is entitled to define what a quality peaceful life means to us. These days Landon's sole mission and message is for peace. He says, "War is not an answer to the multitude of problems we as Americans face, nor the millions and millions of people who share this planet with us. Now more than ever we need to get along with everyone around the world. Everything is negotiable."

Not long ago, Landon realized that his music - the solo piano compositions that bring him so much joy and peace could surely bring joy and particularly peace to millions around the world who struggle to cope as unwitting witnesses of unnecessary destruction.

All music written on the CD was arranged, performed by Louis Landon except "Imagine," written by John Lennon

Produced by Louis Landon and Eric Tingstad

Edited by Eric Tingstad at "All the Comforts of Home" Sammamish, WA www.erictingstad.com

All music recorded and engineered by Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studios, Kenmore, WA www.joebongiorno.com/piano-haven-studio.php Recording dates: 8/4/2008, 8/6/2008. 1/25/2009, 1/26/2009

Mastering by Rick Fisher, RFI/CD Mastering, Seattle, WA www.rficd.com/services.html

Art direction and design by Janis Wilkins

Cover art by Dan Levin

A big thank you to my family, friends, and fans for their love and support. Special thanks to everyone listed in the credits of this CD for their input and creativity. My mission continues: to create a peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart.


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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPianoSolo Piano For Peace Louis Landon 2009 / Landon Creative 54.6 mi
“Solo Piano For Peace” is the third installment in Louis Landon’s quest “to create a peaceful world by writing, recording, and performing music from the heart.” In June 2008, Landon began posting free downloads of his improvisations on the internet with the goal of writing one “improv for peace” each day until the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over. Landon’s motivation was the idea that peace begins as a thought, and thoughts become reality when put into action. The enthusiastic response from around the world prompted Landon to record some of these improvisations at Joe Bongiorno’s Piano Haven Studios near Seattle, WA, and then to seek out Eric Tingstad to co-produce and edit the music. Frequently, recorded improvisations simply do not hold up to repeated listenings, but Landon’s music is flawless and cohesive, reflecting his many years as a traveling jazz pianist. Most of the music on this album is thoughtful and reflective, but it also carries a strong spirit of optimism and hope. The piano sound itself is rich and warm, picking up Landon’s nuanced performance beautifully.

The first improv on the album is the sweetly joyous “Seattle Morning,” a piece that conveys peaceful contentment and anticipation for a new day. The only piece of the thirteen that Landon didn’t compose is his effective and soulful arrangement of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” a classic plea for world peace. The beautiful “Heartland” suggests an appreciation for wide open spaces and a simpler approach to life. “Bittersweet” is more pensive and classically-influenced; it’s also one of my favorite tracks. “Skater Girl” has a graceful energy that gives a feeling of freedom and joy. “Court Dances” recalls some of the simple, elegant dances of Mozart and Beethoven’s time, updating the style while remaining true to the form. “Fear Not My Love” is a tender, loving song of comfort and reassurance - gorgeous and heartfelt. “Rejoice” is a soft-spoken invitation to celebrate and be glad. Near the end of the piece, it builds a bit, but it is mostly gently spirit-lifting. The closing track, “Resolution,” begins in a dreamy style and builds strength and sparkle as it evolves, ending with confidence and a sense of moving forward.

I have thoroughly enjoyed Louis Landon’s previous two recordings, but “Solo Piano For Peace” is my favorite of the three. Very best wishes to Louis in his noble quest, and may his music touch enough hearts to help make peace a reality! Check it out!

Laurence Simon

In case of emergency, hit "Play"
When my wife had to go back to the hospital for a complication with something, I was under a lot of stress and worry. Louis Landon's 'Solo Piano For Peace' was the first album I thought to put on my iPod to listen to so I could remain calm and not worry as much, and it helped considerably. I listened to it twice while waiting for word that she was out of surgery and I could see her.

Louis Landon is a great guy, a good friend, and in this special way, he was there for me in my time of greatest fear.

Thank you, Louis.