Eventually, every serious musician wants to lay down music from the soul, music full of heart and spirit, without technical restraint or genre boundaries. For composer and pianist Roger Davidson, Temple of the Soul: Rhapsodies and Meditations is that album. Produced in New York by Adam Abeshouse and Roger Davidson, and recorded by Abeshouse on an impeccably restored Steinway piano from 1876, Davidson’s first solo piano album shares a musical and spiritual journey in 12 emotive and genre-defying musical improvisations.
Though commonly thought of as a classical or jazz artist, Davidson has a fearlessly eclectic reach, both as a composer and pianist, and as founder of the esteemed Society for Universal Sacred Music. It is possible that with the deep spiritual intention behind Temple of the Soul, he will add New Age/Solo Piano to his list of suitable genres, which already include Chamber Music, Symphonic Music, Choral Music, Jazz, Tango, Klezmer, Children’s music, Latin and Brazilian.
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“He’s got romance in the marrow all throughout, and his touch is what others dream about. Grab this one!”
“..a gorgeous collection of solo piano works.”
“…an enlightened soul letting the music do all the talking.”
“Simplicity and beauty abound through the fingers of this talented man…”
“Roger Davidson has long been regarded a pianist’s pianist. His ability to bring the soul of the piano to the surface to share with his audience has long been lauded.”
“A crafty sonic mixture of where he’s been and where he’s probably headed, this is a nice bag breaker of a release for all of you who think you know the multi-faceted, multi award winning player well enough to take him for granted.”
“…music that reveals new meanings and nuances the more you listen to it.”
“…touching something very important and sacred.”