Stephen DiJoseph's 'Pianopoetry' is being praised as a POWERFUL contribution to contemporary SOLO PIANO music. Pianopoetry won Best Instrumental CD in the JP FOLKS (.com) International Music Awards and DiJoseph was nominmated for Best Composer in The Philadelphia City Paper Music Awards.
DiJoseph has produced 4 indie releases. Recordings that explore songwriting (Bigger Than This), fusions of jazz and cassical (Piano poetry), electronic (A Quiet Time) and progressive art rock (Timeline/Increase the Angle). Most recent ventures: Celtic and American trad w/ classical, jazz and contemporary leanings (Urban Celtic).
"Stephen's fluid style can be compared to that of Jazz titan
US 1 News Trenton NJ
" ...one of the finer recordings I've heard in some time... my favorite cut is 'Recollection'."
Founder of Windham Hill Records
"Please excuse what I am about to say, but when I first played Stephen DiJosephs CD for several different industry folks, the first thing they said was "This guy is a @$#%ing genius!" Expletive or not, I have to agree. His performance on this CD is both startling and inspiring. I first saw Stephen play in Philadelphia at a showcase, and couldn't believe what I was seeing live. ....What followed was shear brilliance. Complex, bold, powerful, awe inspiring piano performances and arrangements. The kind of pianistic authority I've not witnessed before....one of the most AMAZING artists we at JPFolks
Brian Austin Whitney - founder JPfolks International Music Network
"...accessible brilliance ...what Stephen does with rhythm and tone color is simply amazing...
Songwriters Monthly Magazine
"Very nice disc indeed. Matter of fact, it will see dual duty here at 90FM on JazzSides and future editions of the New Age Sampler. ...... very involving for the listener, drawing one into the music, the almost lyrical voicings and touch are uncanny in their ability to recreate the space and staging of the piano and the intended emotional involvement.
Host/producer of the Jazz Sampler, WWSP 90FM, Stevens Point WI
"...DiJoseph plays with a keen sense of melody and fire...He displays a flair for complex melodic songwriting. His songs are often beautiful, but they also possess an attuned sense of drama and tension...Dijoseph is obviously a skilled pianist and a talented songwriter"
Casco Bay Weekly Maine
"Stephen DiJoseph is , in a word , vision...a light that shines nearly to bright to see. So look away, but you can't stop listening! What could replace him in my CD player? No, nothing could supplant him. If you have ears you won't regret finding a way to make PIANOPOETRY a part of your collection of musical art."
Check out the artist's website:
1. Feeble Weeble
4. Exposure Five
5. Singing in the Piano
7. Scarborough Fair
8. Don't You Ever Stop?
9. Track 9