Michael Strening Jr | Almost There Piano Solos

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Almost There Piano Solos

by Michael Strening Jr

A collection of new-classical/jazz fusion piano solos
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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1. Rebirth
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2. Metro
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3. Remember
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4. Amici
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5. The Gift
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6. Run Child Run
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7. Almost There
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8. Goodbye
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9. Echo
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Album Notes
Life has its ups and downs, and all of us endure moments of great trial and difficulty as well as success. It’s how we deal with those different realities on our journey that shapes us. This is the powerful message and important reminder about life from Michael Strening Jr.

In Michael’s new CD: Almost There, he reflects on some of life’s most defining lessons. For example, the title song, “Almost There”, suggests that no matter where we are in the world, or in our life journey, we are all connected and share similar experiences. Cultural and language barriers are diminished through the hope and passion for life we all share. This is important for us to remember because we all struggle along the way.

In the song, “Rebirth”, Michael encourages us to never quit on ourselves, or those around us. We must push to become better – meeting obstacles in life head on. If we fearlessly strive for a dream, new opportunities are created for us that we could not have anticipated.

Michael's music crosses boundaries to create compassion and community; reaching across culture and language to create understanding.

"Please take a moment to listen to my music. It would mean alot to me. After you listen, email me and let me know what you think. It would be an honor for me to share my music with you. Peace." -Michael Strening Jr.

“Strening reveals a masterful talent on the piano, one that he laudably uses to connect with life, resisting the temptation to collapse into intellectual arrogance. Humanity and empathy have not been hallmarks of instrumental music, at least in recent years; Strening has attempted to remedy that, and produced a damn good effort in the process.” – Anthony Bennett www.cdreviews.com

"Michael's music is passionate and beautiful. His c.d.'s are a perfect addition to any music collection."- John Gray(Ph.D) Author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

"Close your eyes as you listen to Michael painting moods with his fingers of places and times in your life, in his life, in all of our lives." - Gary Dunham WVUD F.M.

"His compositions and chops are impressive." - Brian Williamson ChicagoMusic.net

"Some of the most beautiful piano music I have ever listened to." - Phil Zuber WDCB F.M.

“Michael has a keen sense of the world around him, and he has the unique ability to express that awareness in his music.” -John Greenspan, Program Director KSFR 90.7 FM Santa Fe New Mexico

"Strening's playing can be delicate or forceful, and he frequently creates layers of sound." - Terrence Flamm Illinois Entertainer

"Perfectly suited to an intimate dinner party...certain to appeal to fans of George Winston." - Gregg Shapiro Windy City Times(Chicago)


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F. Green

Typically good work by Michale Strenning!
We like Michael's work. Good background music and pleasant to listen to anytime. We will continue to buy as he produces. We bought two, one for each home.


ALMOST THERE...was truly and inspiration to me. Going through some hard times right now and it made me see and feel the light of hope. Micheal you are such a gift from God with the talent you have been Blest with!!

Valerie Sosnowski

I have never heard a collection that brought such emotion.
Wow, I first heard Michael play at the arts and crafts fair in Antioch, IL, what a privilege. I believe he was playing Remembering, which I cannot get enough of. This collection literally brings tears to my eyes every time I hear it, which is daily. There is no music like this anywhere. What an inspiration this music is and I am so lucky to have found this. Thank you.

David Stender

Elegant and sophisticated
Michael honored us with a private recital as I entertained clients. He added an elegant and sophisticated touch to the evening. He was a tremendous hit.

K. Drogosz

A Classroom Favorite
I bought this CD at the Antioch Arts and Crafts fair last year and it has been a staple in my classroom. It's soothing enough for worktime that won't put my children to sleep but calm enough not to rile my children up. Thanks for a job well done!!

Adelbert Spaan

Wake up with a smile
We play Michael's CD all the time. The kids love it and it gets everybody up with a smile on their face!