Gary Schmidt’s Landscapes of the Heart

landscapes-of-heart-cd-coverGary Schmidt’s piano compositions clearly reflect his knowledge of and appreciation of classical music.     His technique is refined and his ability to move between  classical influences and his own distinctive melodies is seamless.     Landscapes of the Heart is a marvelously successful  tour de force of heart and mind; emotionally evocative and rewarding.   Landscapes of the Heart is an important contribution to the evolution of contemporary piano and should not be missed.

ZMR Announces 2015 Winners

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist: Jeff Oster

BEST PIANO ALBUM W/ INSTRUMENTATION

Kathryn Kaye Patterns of Sun and Shade CD cover“Patterns of Sun and Shade”
artist:  Kathryn Kaye

BEST CHILL/GROOVE ALBUM

Jeff Oster: Next (cd cover)“Next”
artist:  Jeff Oster

Lynn Yew Evers’ new cd: Elysian

Lynn Yew Evers  cd cover: Elysian“..Her gentle piano melodies, accompanied by a host of world-class musicians, caress and soothe the listener into a peaceful and relaxed state.  ….Lynn’s heartfelt playing and compositions are as emotionally evocative as they are elegantly understated, providing a collection of songs that can be enjoyed over and over again.”      Michael Diamond

http://lynnyewevers.com/

Elysian was released 3/18/16 and is available on Amazon.

Ann Sweeten’s Where Butterflies Dance

Butterflies Dance - cd by ann sweeten
“There is no greater compliment I can give any musician than to say they have their own artistic voice: they are uniquely themselves and bring something utterly their own to the world. Ann Sweeten is one of those rare musicians. This is Ann’s 12th album and it is without question her most ambitious and her most successful. The grace one associates with Ann’s performance has been matched by what I believe are the best melodies of her career………… At a time when many artists might choose to coast on their notoriety, Ann has raised the bar considerably and we, the listeners, are the beneficiaries of her ambition and skill. Really brilliant.” Will Ackerman

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain

Todd Mosby: On Eagle Mountain“Todd Mosby incorporates more influences into his composition and performance on guitar than anyone I’ve ever worked with and he doesn’t just dabble in those influences; he masters them.”

Will Ackerman


“Todd Mosby is the real deal, his music is staggeringly beautiful.”
Michael Diamond, Music & Media Focus