The human voice is the only instrument that is inside of us. Making this all-vocal CD has re-inspired me to reach within for healing, using voice to make the inner audible. May we all sing our way to a more reverent world.
Video made by Colin Leach using the song "touching":
"Swept me up from the first listen" - "This instrumental piano disc swept me up from the first listen with pretty melodies that made me want to close my eyes and let myself be transported by the music.. . Smith'sPiano isn't exactly light, but none of the 16 tracks weigh heavy on a listener either, or fade into the background, or dull the senses with repetition - as instrumental tracks sometimes can. . . Lots of talent, there, both in his fingers and, I suspect, in his mind and heart as well." - Jennifer Savage, Arcata Eye
After years of wanting to do a piano album, I poured out this wave of music over a 5-day period in 2002. My motivation was to record a bunch of possible pieces for a solo dance performance that i was doing, and then to choose one for the performance (I chose the first track, "flow"). The CD is all over the place in terms of mood and style, reflecting just about everything that had been building over my 16 years of playing. The tracks are all improvised, though with some I had briefly worked out a loose structure
Since I played drums before anything else, I have always applied my rhythmic skills to music, but this is my first CD focused on the groove above all else. Delving into my love of ecstatic jazz, funk, soul, and a my re-enchantment with a variety of African music, I have laid down some grooves for the dance. Drums, keyboard, guitar, saz, bass, piano, voice.
"Lyrical and peaceful" "I find Glenn's original music quite lyrical and peaceful. It's really lovely for my yoga practice. There's a nice meditative quality that's still interesting, though perfect for a background ambiance." - Robyn Smith, yoga teacher.
Piano for meditation, yoga, massage, breathing, and opening the heart.
2 songs total, 63 minutes