Hello to all my family, friends, and visitors, Here's a quick update on what's going on these days:
After almost three years of working hard to promote my music through social media--experience success and disappoinment along the way--things sort of hit a wall. To push through that wall, I am taking an online course that will enable me to "fabulously reengineer my music career". So, this will involve, among other things, fine-tuning my vision, new branding, a new website, and a lot of work on the business end of things. So be sure to stay tuned. And if you haven't joined my newsletter mailing list, this would be a good time to do so. And you get one of my soothing piano numbers to download when you sign up here.
Until next time...
I decided to stand out from the pack by offering a "day after Cyber Monday" sale. Except I forgot to do it the day after. So, better late than never, I am holding a "day after the day after Cyber Monday" sale!
Through Friday, all titles are on sale. Click on "Store" in the menu above for details.
Yep, it's the last official day of summer, so why not get "A Glass of Summer" (in CD format) for $1 off the regular price while limited supplies last!
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We had a terrific CD Release Party this past weekend--thank you all who came--and as promised, you can now order CDs of "A Glass of Summer" directly from this website. Supplies are limited, so get yours today. Click here for the store.
Here's a YouTube video sampler:
Here's the latest on the new CD by Scott Burnett and myself:
I'm pleased to report that the new EP from Scott and I, "A Glass of Summer" is a day or two away from being sent off for duplication. We're currently finalizing package design. The new CD features light instrumental jazz compositions lightly seasoned with latin influences. A limited number of CDs will be manufactured. Stay tuned for final release announcement. We're still working on package design, but it will look something like this:
Here are some photos we took on a recent vacation to Mazatlan, Mexico. I then recorded an impromptu piano piece. Enjoy!!
My longtime musical partner, Scott Burnett and I are working on an EP project codenamed "A Glass of Summer". It's something we started last summer, but then we got all kinds of busy, so finally our schedules are aligned. We started recording some demo pieces last week at my home studio. Here is a slow samba song called "Um Copo de Verao" which means "A Glass of Summer" in Portuguese. At least that's how Google translated it for us. Enjoy!
I received a nice review for "Passage" from the Inside World Music blog. Thanks guys!! Read on... The chilled and relaxing grooves of Kelly Carpenter’s piano playing combine elements of ambient rock with new age instrumental magic on his latest release, Passage. The adventurous “Summer Rain” takes on a life of its own with lush piano melodies and an ambient rock vibe that is wholly instrumental. The quick and short keys resemble falling rain. “A Distant Shore” …
Here is more footage from the CD release concert on Nov 18, 2011 at Fremont Abbey in Seattle. Here they "play homage" to Dave Grusin by performing a cover of his classic jazz song "Mountain Dance". In the band: Scott A Burnett/Acoustic Guitar; Mike Stoican/Electric Guitar; Marc Miller/Bass; Bryon Atterberry/Drums .
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"Passage", Kelly's new CD is now available! Experience it in full audio fidelity by purchasing the CD today. You can order it here.