Dream Theater Keyboardist, Jordan Rudess, Releases New Solo CD, Notes On A Dream - Rudess Performs Solo Piano Versions of Some of Dream Theater's Favorite Ballads
New York, New York: Critically acclaimed keyboard artist, and Dream Theater band member Jordan Rudess is proud to announce the release of his new solo CD, Notes on a Dream, featuring his unique and innovative piano interpretations of nine of Dream Theater’s favorite ballads, and three completely original solo piano instrumentals. Jordan Rudess first gained national exposure when the readers of Keyboard Magazine voted him 1994’s Best New Talent in the Overall Best Keyboardist category after his first solo release Listen.
Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree calls Notes on a Dream, “Amazingly beautiful. Reminds me of the very best of Keith Jarrett's piano music, and that's about as big compliment as I can give to anything!” Rich Wilson, contributing writer to the UK’s Classic Rock Magazine, and Dream Theater biographer and author of Lifting Shadows: The Authorized Biography of Dream Theater, states ...his work is simply stunning and one that deserves to be heard by a larger audience than just DT fans…” and …an album that is elegant, adventurous and the work of a modern day genius.” Composer, musician, and former Director of Kurzweil Pro Products, Chris Martirano, states, “Jordan proves the piano is the ultimate acoustic vehicle! Notes On A Dream is a master work.”
Since 1999, Jordan has been an integral member of and creative driving force behind Dream Theater, the most critically-acclaimed progressive hard rock band in the world. Jordan states, “The Dream Theater songs on Notes on a Dream feature a diverse range of tracks that were written both before I joined the band, as well during my time with the band. While there have been many interpretations of Dream Theater songs recorded by other bands and artists, I thought it would be interesting, as a member of the band, to recreate these songs in my own unique, personal style.”
Chris Martirano, continues, describing one of Jordan’s three originals tracks, an intricate, progressive musical adventure designed to feature Jordan’s virtuosic chops, called The Grand Escapement, as “tipping a nod to an Emersoneque/Bartok/Prokofiev fiery work full of difficult passages with heavy counterpoint: amazing dexterity and independence.” Keith MuzikMan" Hannaleck, founder of MuzikReviews.com gives Notes On A Dream, “Five Out of Five Stars.”
In a musical career that spans over two decades, Jordan has performed and/or recorded with the Dixie Dregs, Annie Haslam’s Renaissance, Liquid Tension Experiment, Paul Winter Consort and David Bowie, and he appears on over 40 other recordings by numerous other artists. Jordan appears on six Dream Theater studio CDs and three Dream Theater Live CDs and DVDs, and his own eight solo albums, including a complete CD of Christmas Music. Dream Theater releases their tenth studio CD, Black Clouds & Silver Linings on Road Runner Records, June 23, begins their 2009 World Tour in Europe June 6, and will perform in Moscow and Israel for the first time ever. Dream Theater tours the United States of America beginning July 24, in Miami. For more info, please visit: DreamTheater.net
Notes On a Dream CD Release Date: June 2, 2009 – US Retail: $12.00
1. Through Her Eyes
2. Lifting Shadows Off a Dream
3. Perpetuum Mobile – JR original
4. The Silent Man
5 Another Day
6. Hollow Years
7. The Grand Escapement – JR original
8. The Spirit Carries On
9. Speak To Me
10. The Answer Lies Within
11. Collision Point – JR original
Purchase Notes On a Dream at JordanRudess.com, iTunes, and Amazon.com.
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