Later this year Brian Kelly will complete the production of his next album and will once again utilize the expert services of mastering engineer Michael Romanowski (he mastered Brian’s first two albums.) Those of you interested in the audio production process might be interested in seeing this interview with Michael.
A review of my new songbook has been posted on MainlyPiano.com by Kathy Parsons: “. . . a sparkling collection of Brian Kelly’s own transcriptions of the eleven original piano solos from his forthcoming CD release, Tomorrow’s Daydream. . . The book itself is really beautiful, with full-color glossy covers (front and back), spiral binding, 80-pound paper, and clear and clean notation. The spacing is roomy and easy to read, and some of the pieces include Brian’s suggested fingerings. The music is fun to play, but it is definitely not for beginners. . . intermediate and advanced players will find plenty to love while getting lost in this music and making it theirs. Recommended!”
Kathy Parsons, influential educator and supporter of contemporary and new age piano music, has posted a review of my new solo piano songbook, Tomorrow’s Daydream.” Here is the entire review:
Tomorrow’s Daydream Solo Piano Songbook is a sparkling collection of Brian Kelly’s own transcriptions of the eleven original piano solos from his forthcoming CD release, Tomorrow’s Daydream. This folio is a little bit unusual in that the sheet music book is being released before the actual CD has been recorded…
The NEW SONGBOOKS are here! I’m excited to announce the arrival of my songbook, Tomorrow’s Daydream: Solo Piano Songbook! 11 solo piano pieces, 84 pages (88 if you count the covers ;0), printed, coil-bound, on 80lb. paper, transcribed by the composer.
This spring I hope finally to record the Tomorrow’s Daydream album on a real grand piano – in all likelihood, a Fazioli F278. I’m also working on two more songbooks… a revised edition of my “Pools Of Light” songbook (currently available only as a pdf file) will be published as a printed, coil-bound songbook. Also in the works is a printed songbook of twelve new solo piano pieces.
Pre-order Tomorrow’s Daydream: Solo Piano Songbook, the companion sheet music book to Brian Kelly’s forthcoming solo piano album. The songbook will be available to ship in January 2011.
Brian Kelly’s “Pools of Light” album has been named among “Kathy’s Top 40 Favorite CDs for the Decade.”
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Brian Kelly has just released sheet music for two more songs from his Afterplay album. These are Piano Transcriptions of “New Vision” (track #3) and “Reach For The Stars” (track #10). They’re available now on his website as pdf downloads. Go to: http://www.briankelly.com/sheet-music/
The 2009 Just Plain Folks Music Awards Album Winners have been announced. I’m excited and honored to learn that my album, Afterplay, came in 2nd place in the “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” category. The winners are listed here: http://www.jpfolks.com/09albumwinners.html
Brian Kelly has released sheet music for two songs from his Afterplay album. These are Piano Transcriptions of “Afterplay” (track #6) and “Celtic Fire” (track #8). They’re available at www.briankelly.com
Afterplay, the latest album by Brian Kelly, has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Album 2009” in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. “Celtic Fire” (track #8 on the album) has been nominated for “Best Instrumental Jazz Song 2009”.