Clayton Wright has performed easy listening and light jazz piano music in many cities in the U.S. and in Europe, electrifying audiences with amazing recitals.
A new CD called Jazz Escapades (Jazz Piano Trio), 13 bebop and traditional jazz tunes. Clayton Wright Jazz Piano Trio, Clayton Wright, piano, Billy Brockmann, stand-up jazz bass, and Mark Miley, drums Description:Clayton Wright, composer and pianist, Master of Music, winner of national music composition awards. DISKOLOGY - two new compilation CDs: (DOREMI) NIGHT and MORNING. Also, 2 CD compilations: (Coffee House Music, CDREVIEW) COFFEE JAZZ and COFFEE PIANO. Also, a CD compilation: (Salzburger Echo, Fanfare Publications) PASTEURIZED. The title tune on the REFLECTIONS CD (Reflections of Love) was translated to (Spiegel der Liebe) and re-recorded by the well-known band, SALZBURGER ECHO, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Also, a solo piano CD: (Audiosphere Music Company) REVERIES, modern and New Age piano, and a solo paino CD: REFLECTIONS (21 tunes), and a solo piano CD: MOONDUST (19 solo jazz piano tunes)
Review (Sepr. 22, 2001) by Michael Branin, Editor of Goldcoast Music Review: "SUPERB ARTISTRY. Reflections by Clayton Wright, is truly a masterpiece created by Clayton Wright. Timeless and beautiful work. Clayton Wright has clearly accomplished musical artistry of world class. The compositions are complete and multifaceted in a way seldom achieved.
REVIEW FROM KATHY PARSONS - SOLO PIANO PUBLICATIONS (www.musicmediagroup.com)
"Reflections" - Clayton Wright (1998 Audiosphere Music)
"This debut CD by Clayton Wright is an enjoyable mixed bag of easy-listening, smooth jazz piano solos. Quite a few of the selections have the sound of century-old light classical pieces, so I can't comfortably call this newage piano (whatever that is!). "The Ultimate Atmosphere", Image of Rain", and Nightfall are moody and seem a bit more new-agy, but the other pieces are more old-fashioned. The twenty-one original pieces are mostly shorter than three minutes, and range from simple little melodies to gentle stride and ragtime stylings. Although there is a broad range of styles, the CD as a whole is quiet and peaceful. There are no pianistic pyrotechniques, but there is nothing wrong with that! "A Night on the Town" and "My Love for You" could have easily come from Scott Joplin or one of his colleagues who composed "classic ragtime", which was meant to be played as written rather than improvised or embellished with a lot of flash. Wright has included three simple and charming waltzes that also have a turn-of-the- century feel. Tango and Latin rhythm drive several more tracks, so there is a very eclectic feel to the CD as a whole. "Nightfall" is my favorite piece on this album - the left hand is a bit more complex here than on some of the other songs, and the melody is haunting. It's a very lovely piece! If you are looking for some sweet and old-fashioned tunes that are lovingly crafted and played, check this one out! Available from www.audiopiano.com and www.cdbaby.com.
Kathy Parsons - Solo Piano Publications
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1. Reflections of Love
2. The Ultimate Atmosphere
4. A Daydream
5. A Night on the Town
6. Unsilent Martyrs
8. A Lackadaisical Waltz
9. The Bluebird Waltz
10. My Love for You
11. A Quiet Day
12. A Moment of Passion
13. Sentimental Prelude
15. The Dandelion Waltz
16. Image of Rain
20. Into the Universe
21. Eminent Spirit