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Listening is a project in the early stages of development. It will become a remastered collection of Tobin Mueller' best solo piano pieces.
Although all of these titles have been released on previous recordings, these new versions include edits, remastering and/or other changes. Some have been combined to create unpublished medleys. "I titled this collection 'Listening'", Mueller states, "because these pieces receieved the most positive fan responses over the years. The edits are result of listening to what listeners have said, as well, both in what they've found most inspiring and what they might have changed. I've enjoyed revisiting each and every piece."
Photo on album cover taken by John Shyloski, Factory Underground Studios.
This solo piano piece has been used several times as background for documentaries, once for PBS. There is a moment in one of the "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" (Douglas Adams) books when the hero kisses his love and they, without realizing it, float up into the air. I was thinking of that moment when I sat down to play.
Conjuring the goddess of the night.
Autumn - the season, the stage of life, the state of cleared mind and reverie - is my favorite time of year. I hope this piece expresses my abiding adoration for Autumn's ever-changing plumage, it's sense of exuberant quiet and restful vigor. There is no more inspiring place than the Appalachian Mountains in Autumn.
Additional tracks under consideration:
Curved Surfaces (include in medley track 5)
River god at play...
Two Peas in a Chili Pod
A Monk Caught In The Thelonious Sphere
Dissolution, a lullaby
Every Night a World, Every Morning a Circus
A Lifetime Ago
...works from Instead of Heaven
Additional bonus tracks considered:
Georgia On My Mind
Fly Me To The Moon
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square