NEW ALBUM:  "CLOSING DISTANCE

My latest album, "Closing Distance," is now released.  It has 12 short pieces for piano and is my third piano album (after “Easy River” and “Solitary Thoughts.”). I wrote the music before the pandemic but I chose pieces that I thought reflect the times and, as the album progresses, hopes for the future, culminating in the title song for the time when all this is over. 

New Album: "Sunflowers" 

My new album, "Sunflowers," is now released.   It's a collection of 10 classical pieces with piano, flute and strings as the primary instruments.   I wrote all the music during over a few days some years ago, and I always intended it to be released together in a single album as a suite of songs.   

New Release: "Last Night in Jamaica" 

My new EP, “Last Night in Jamaica," was released on March 28.  The EP has 5 songs that are a blend of world music, pop, folk and jazz.   Amazon lists it under "International;"  iTunes lists it under "World," and Yandex (a Russian streaming service) lists it as "Latin American."

The title song is a reggae-influenced tune, while “Love at a Distance,” has a vaguely South American vibe'.  “The Long Road” is a folk-like tune, and “Every Night” started out as blues/jazz song.   “Waves of Love” sounds like a pop…

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Upcoming release "Life Goes On" 

My next album, "Life Goes On," is scheduled for release on December 1.    It's my second jazz album (the first was "Walking the Talk"). 

The album has ten songs -- six are upbeat, one is a mid-tempo ballad, and three are slow ballads.   I uploaded the first two tracks, "Life Goes On" and "Beautiful Woman" as a preview, on the page "Music Tracks - Other."

 

New Album "Longing" Is Finished 

I just finished my 12th album, “Longing.”    It has 10 classical pieces that I composed at various times, arranged with orchestral instruments.   I’ve wanted to record this music for a long time as it includes many of my personal favorites. 

I already posted the tracks on this website.  The album is scheduled to be released on September 3.

New Album: "Walking The Talk" 

My new album "Walking The Talk" will be released on December 18.   It's my first pure jazz album.    I call it "feel-good" jazz:  it has 12 tracks in all:  10 upbeat, melodic tunes with a hint of blues and swing, plus a couple of slower pieces.    It's my own style that's influenced by swing music, New Orleans jazz, movie soundtrack jazz, and Broadway jazz.  

One of the songs, "Sneaking Up," was used extensively on the soundtrack of a short film comedy called "Last Words."   The score (which also included…

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New Album: "Across The Threshold" 

Ken's latest album, "Across The Threshold," has been released.   It's classically based, and includes a variety of types of compositions.   There are orchestrated pieces (including the title track), pieces with mostly strings, a few vocal pieces using the sounds of a choir, two guitar-based tracks, a folk-like piece using a flute, and a solo piano piece.    The music itself was composed during different periods, from the mid-1980's to 2018.   The main themes to two of the pieces, "Across The Threshold" and…

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New Album: "More Than Heaven" 

My new album, "More Than Heaven," has been released.   The album has 12 classical pieces with piano, strings, flute and horns.   

New Album: "Solitary Thoughts" 

My eighth album, "Solitary Thoughts," has been released.     The album has 14 tracks of classically influenced piano solos.    I composed the music around two years ago, along with over 20 other songs that I hope to release one day too.            

Release of "American Fantasy" 

My seventh album, "American Fantasy," has been released.  It's on this site and on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, etc.  

"American Fantasy" is a suite of eight orchestral pieces using mostly brass instrumentation.   I wrote the music over a period of a few weeks about 10 years ago.   Six of the pieces were always intended to be part of a suite.  I originally wrote a seventh song for the suite but it was discarded.   For this album, I added two pieces written during the same period.   

The music has a particularly…

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Next Album: "American Fantasy" 

I'm in the last stages of recording the music for my next album, "American Fantasy."    It will be a suite of eight classical tracks with orchestration consisting mainly of brass instruments. (with a little piano, strings, and woodwinds),   The opening track is "An American Dream" and the closing track is "An American Fantasy."    Other tracks are "The New World" and "The Founding."   The style is very unlike anything else I've written.

Once the recordings are finished, the music still needs to be mastered…

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