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Enchanted Piano

Enchanted Piano by Kevin Kern

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Enchanted Piano - Kevin Kern

listeners are romanced with sweet melodies that echo with emotions of love, happiness, longing and wistfulness.” — Music Design

Over the years, you, my fans, have told me your stories about how my music has become a part of your lives. From the young aspiring pianist learning to play “Through the Arbor,” to the bride walking down the aisle to “Sundial Dreams,” or to the cancer survivor who drew strength from listening to “A Gentle Whisper” while enduring chemotherapy, each of your stories has profoundly touched and inspired me. Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined the impact my music would have on so many people around the world. I want you to know that I am deeply humbled and thankful for what you have brought to my life. So this is my gift to each of you, a collection of the special songs you have loved best — on the instrument I love most. — Kevin Kern

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Tracks

1. Pastel Reflections 4:13
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2. Through the Arbor 3:20
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3. Imagination's Key 3:19
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4. A Gentle Whisper 3:54
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5. Sundial Dreams 4:03
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6. Childhood Remembered 4:02
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7. Remembering the Light 4:02
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8. I Am Always Right Here 3:14
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9. Into the Realm 3:34
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10. Hide and Seek 4:06
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11. The Enchanted Garden 5:07
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Press Acclaim

Michael Foster

For the last decade Kevin Kern has shown that he has a flair for new age music and he is both a talented performer as well as a creative composer. As Kevin speaks of his bond with his piano you would think that he was talking about a person with whom he had spent a lifetime walking and talking with. As you listen to him playing his compositions from the Enchanted Piano album on his beloved Steinway B, you will find yourself entering into that same friendship along with Kevin. If you open your heart and your mind you may walk away from this album with a better understanding of yourself and of the bond that Kevin feels with this his favorite musical instrument.

Enchanted Piano is not a new album per se but it is Kevin's first solo piano album where it is just Kevin and his Steinway B and nothing else. The songs that he chose to play are a tribute to his fans because they represent the songs that have touched the hearts and souls of his listeners over the years. Kevin like any successful musician receives mail or e-mail from his fans letting him know what they thought about his music and how it touched their lives. Oftentimes music has a way of helping people through the rough periods of their lives by allowing them to still their minds and quiet the tumult that is assaulting them from without. It allows people to turn within and find the strength that lies at the heart of their being so that they can face the next day no matter what circumstances are awaiting them. Kevin has taken these recommendations of the songs that have helped people the most and has created Enchanted Piano as a way to put all of his most powerful music in one place.

The album consists of eleven songs and runs about 43 minutes in length. While the overall feeling of the album is very contemplative in nature it does have a little variation in the themes that the music covers. While some compositions evoke a feeling of serenity or tranquility there are other songs that feel more celebratory or bring to mind a happy or joyful event in one's life. It is apparent throughout all of the songs that Kevin has had an enjoyable time crafting this music as an expression of those feelings and emotions that we all have and at times have a hard time expressing. His music invites you to let go of those things that are holding you back and to soar to the heights that your heart and soul can imagine.

Kevin's music has a way of relaxing and inspiring the listener at the same time. His skillful playing which started when he was a little over a year old has matured over the years to the point where now he has achieved a mastery of the instrument that allows Kevin to communicate his emotions through his fingers on the keys of the piano. This is a solo piano album which has stripped away all else so that we are left to immerse ourselves in Kevin's passionate love for this instrument. You might think that an album that was simply a man and his piano might lack the depth that an album with full instrumentation might offer and in that you'd be wrong. There is nothing that I would change about the simplicity and the heartfelt emotions that this album communicates.

This disc stands out as a winner and an absolute classic in the choice of the compositions to include and the performances given by Kevin Kern. While the album can be put on in the background while you are doing other things I think that you owe it to yourself to sit down in a comfy chair and listen to this album in its entirety to fully appreciate the music that has been included. Kevin's musical sensibilities are impeccable and this album should win him new fans right along with giving his existing fans a cause for celebration. My favorite tracks on this album were hard to choose as all of them are beautiful in their own right but I found “Through the Arbor,” “Sundial Dreams,” and “Hide and Seek” to be the songs that I would return to again and again. This album is definitely recommended by Ambient Visions.

Kathy Parsons

Enchanted Piano is Kevin Kern’s tenth release on the Real Music label and his first all solo piano album — finally! If you have been fortunate enough to see Kern playing solo in concert, you have a good idea of what an incredible pianist he is. He started picking out melodies on the piano at the amazing age of eighteen months, and studied music through a Master’s Degree in Performance from The New England Conservatory of Music, so he is an exceptionally well-trained as well as remarkably gifted musician. The eleven selections on this album are fan favorites from six of Kern’s previously-released CDs in all of their rich, unadorned beauty - just the artist and his beloved piano. Not surprisingly, three of the songs come from Kern’s classic debut album, In the Enchanted Garden (1995). There are three from Kern’s “best of” More Than Words (2002), three from Imagination’s Light (2006), two each from Embracing the Wind (2001) and Beyond the Sundial (1997), and one from Summer Daydreams (1998). Kern has such an elegant touch and his music is so graceful, melodic, and heartfelt that it is difficult to choose favorites from this collection — and what a nice thing that is! Enchanted Piano begins with “Pastel Reflections,” a Kern classic in its own right and one of his most popular pieces. This solo version brings out the beauty of the simple melody and the feeling of a warm, sweet daydream. “Through The Arbor” is one of Kern’s signature pieces and one of my own favorites to play and teach. “A Gentle Whisper” is even more poignant as a piano solo, overflowing with tenderness and longing. “Sundial Dreams” is another classic - a peaceful and happy daydream set to music. Kern hasn’t recorded many dark pieces, but “Childhood Remembered” has always been one of my favorites. “Remembering the Light” is gently nostalgic with warm and blissful memories. “Into the Realm” and “Hide and Seek” both come from Kern’s under-appreciated Beyond the Sundial, and I’m really glad to see these two beauties come to the surface again. The album closes with “The Enchanted Garden,” a true classic of the new age genre. I would have to say that Enchanted Piano is my favorite Kevin Kern album to date. I hope it’s a smash hit so he will be encouraged to release more solo piano records! It is available from most online retailers as well as offline music outlets. Very highly recommended!

James McQuiston

“Pastel Reflections” is a delicate track that immediately invites listeners in to Kern’s inimitable style. With each composition building with craftsman-like precision, listeners will be touched. There needs to be nothing more than Kern’s piano to create a richness of sound that emanates through rooms. Kern’s greatest strength on Enchanted Piano is in the arrangements. Each of the album’s cuts works well as an isolated track, but they provide ample linkages to other tracks on Enchanted Piano. “Childhood Remembered” is a wistful and slightly playful track, one that builds upon a considerably fleshed body. It is precisely this density of arrangements, narration, and emotion that makes Enchanted Piano memorable — each track will reveal something new to its listener whenever the disc plays. “Remembering the Light” plays at the higher registers at its inceptions, with Kern providing humanity to the track with each note. The penultimate track, “Hide and Seek,” is marked by the furtherance of two distinct stories. While there is a bold piano line that rests at the front of the track, I find the secondary line takes a more interesting journey. When the two are taken together, listeners are left with one of the album’s strongest tracks. Kern’s latest ends with “The Enchanted Garden.” This track acts a bridge between the past, present, and future. There is a timeless feel to the track, with an overall sound that touches upon some of the trends on the album. The future presented by “The Enchanted Garden” is one of bright, sunny days, with a journey awaiting one that listens in. The eleven tracks on this album will have listeners keeping the title on repeat; Kern wows here. Top Tracks: “I Am Always Right Here,” “Pastel Reflections” Rating: 8.8 out of 10

When you want to promote a calming, peaceful atmosphere, turn to Kevin Kern’s Enchanted Piano. Kern’s piano melodies are always delightful. His pieces gently and joyfully flow from one to the next, creating a sense of comfort like coming home. Very well produced and technically sophisticated, yet spontaneous and original, this recording’s memorable melodies leave a lasting impression long after the music has stopped.

Dan Cowan

The beauty of Kevin Kern’s piano playing has touched the hearts of listeners worldwide, as he serenades and sweeps them up in the melodious bliss. With Enchanted Piano, he pairs back his musical arrangements to the basics — just Kern and his piano without accompaniment. Enchanted Piano features a collection of the Steinway artist’s fan favorite melodies from his many releases on Real Music. In each case, listeners are romanced with sweet melodies that echo with emotions of love, happiness, longing and wistfulness. Any one of these pieces would make an ideal accompaniment for a quiet night with a loved one, whether it be a candlelit dinner with a spouse or partner, or a night gazing at the stars with a dear friend. Highlights include “Remembering the Light,” “A Gentle Whisper,” “Sundial Dreams,” and “The Enchanted Garden.”