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Ascending Moon – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Ascending Moon - Brian Kelly - Solo Piano - cover art - 500x500Ascending Moon
, my new solo piano composition, is now available on all streaming and download platforms! Listen now or purchase a download.

Ascending Moon is an atmospheric and melodic, neoclassical solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. It’s infused with magic, mystery and the ineluctable lure of luminescence. Promotional efforts will build on the cumulative success of other single releases from this album, which have received awards from the Indie Music Channel Awards and the Global Music Awards, and a nomination from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards. Brian has a U.S. concert tour scheduled for 2022.

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REVIEWS

“Ascending Moon” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com

“Ascending Moon” is the second single I’ve reviewed from pianist/composer Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. If the two singles are any indication, that album is going to be incredible! The first single, “Wings Over Water” has already won several awards including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them). I wouldn’t expect any less from “Ascending Moon,” a buoyant, shimmering and very dramatic piano solo that clearly demonstrates Brian’s magical and very expressive touch on the piano keys. Contemporary classical in styling, anyone who loves beautiful piano music should check this one out! I can’t wait to hear it live when Brian plays in my house concert series in 2022! Sheet music will be available soon.

“Ascending Moon” is available digitally from Amazon and Apple Music/iTunes as well as streaming sites such as SoundCloud and Spotify. I give it my highest recommendation!

CREDITS
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly

RELEASE INFO
Release Date: Dec. 31, 2021
Duration: 4:28
UPC: 692381300901
ISRC: USSL62100002
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3008
Genres: Neoclassical, Solo Instrumental

Wings Over Water – Solo Piano Music by Brian Kelly

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Brian Kelly - Wings Over Water - solo piano - coverWings Over Water
, my new solo piano composition, is now available on all streaming and download platforms! Listen now or purchase a download.

Wings Over Water, a contemporary solo piano composition from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album, is a lyrical, dynamic, and elegant neoclassical piece that is evocative of the motion, grace, and beauty of nature. This track has received awards for Best Classical Song and Best Classical Songwriter in the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards and received a Silver Medal in the 2021 Global Music Awards.

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REVIEWS

“Wings Over Water” review by Steve Sheppard / One World Music Radio

I must admit to being most excited to hear this latest single by pianist and composer Brian Kelly, I seem to have been following his musical progression since 2008 and his album Afterplay, and now, some thirteen years later, comes a powerful and vibrant new single entitled Wings Over Water.

This cinematic solo piano offering is truly splendid, I live near the ocean and it would perfectly fit the flight of various gulls and terns as they make their way across the coastal regions.

The fast paced noted structures are sublime in there context, and the chords manifest a creative backdrop, while the melody is rich in colour and texture. Full marks to Brian Kelly, as I have a feeling that Wings Over Water is going to be a big chart hit for the artist.

“Wings Over Water” review by Kathy Parsons / MainlyPiano.com

“Wings Over Water” is an incredible solo piano single from Brian Kelly’s upcoming fifth album. Composed, produced and performed by Brian Kelly, the single was recorded and mixed by Gary Mankin. Even before its release, “Wings Over Water” has collected an impressive number of awards, including “Best Classical Song” and “Best Classical Songwriter” at the 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards (Brian’s sixth award from them) as well as a Silver Medal at the 2021 Global Music Awards (Brian’s sixth Silver Medal from them since 2016).

I’ve been a big fan of Brian Kelly’s music since before his 2004 debut album, Pools of Light, and “Wings Over Water” is definitely one of his most beautiful pieces. Rapidly flowing and in constant motion, it also clearly demonstrates what an amazing pianist he is. Spirited and free, this sampling makes me even more anxious to hear Brian’s next album. A second single will be available the end of December 2021. Sheet music is also in the works!

“Wings Over Water” is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify and other streaming sites. Very highly recommended!

AWARDS
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Song
• 2021 Indie Music Channel Awards – Best Classical Songwriter
• 2021 Global Music Awards – Silver Medal

CREDITS
Brian Kelly – piano
Gary Mankin – recording & mixing
All music composed, performed, and produced by Brian Kelly
© 2021 Brian Kelly

RELEASE INFO
Release Date: Nov. 12, 2021
Duration: 4:13
UPC: 692381300802
ISRC: USSL62100001
Label: Skylight Music
Catalog #: 3007
Genres: Neoclassical, Solo Instrumental

Contemporary Jazz Album Sneak Preview 2

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Enjoy two more rough-mixes from the Brian Kelly contemporary jazz album project: “Monkey Stone” (Brian Kelly – piano, keyboards, percussion; Evan Francis – flute; Ben Mawhorter – tablas, djembe) and
“Liquid Embers” (Brian Kelly – keyboards, percussion; Eric Crystal – soprano sax).

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Recording Sessions for Jazz Album by Brian Kelly

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Production of my next contemporary jazz album is moving ahead. I’m excited to continue recording sessions this month with sax player Eric Crystal (Boz Scaggs, Vijay Iyer…) and next month with trumpet player Mike Olmos (Etta James, Pete Escovedo…). I’ve shared music from this project on my Sneak Preview page over the last several months. Stay tuned!

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Healing Flutes Album Features Brian Kelly Music

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Heaven on Earth, a piece by composer & pianist Brian Kelly, is included in a compilation album called “Healing Flutes” (Released by AudioSparx). This is an MP3 album of instrumental music featuring flutes – relaxing new age, ethnic electronica, ambient chill out, world fusion… lots of cool sounds here. It includes 30 tracks from various artists. This would be a double-album were it in a physical format. Over 100 minutes of music!

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