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Life Between the Lines
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Laurie Z.'s musical education and experience was extensive and diverse. A classically trained pianist whose influences included Beethoven, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and Elton John, Laurie Z.'s music has been enjoyed thro... more »
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Laurie Z.'s musical education and experience was extensive and diverse. A classically trained pianist whose influences included Beethoven, The Moody Blues, Pink Floyd and Elton John, Laurie Z.'s music has been enjoyed throughout the world. At a time when few women shared her knowledge of MIDI, synthesizers and computers, Laurie had the honor of being one of the few women to be a Consultant and Product Specialist for Roland, Kawai, Alesis and Yamaha Corporations. The depth, intensity and sophistication of Laurie's second release, Life Between The Lines, the follow-up to her critically acclaimed debut "Window to The World," all reflect the talent of Laurie Z. LIFE expresses a range of human emotions as it covers a range of musical styles from classical to jazz, from new age to rock, from gospel to ambient. Her life, her emotions, her soul...every note on this album is a gift from the heart, tender in all its vulnerability, for you to experience and share. Laurie Z. - Keyboards, piano Per Kjeller-Guitar - Acoustic Guitar Jeff Falcone - Drums John Meadows - Bass, Fretless Bass Alan Palmer - Tenor Sax Jeff Hogan - Bass Tom Tally Viola
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Life Between The Lines - Laurie Z
Karen Jenanyan | Santa Barbara, CA | 03/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Laurie Z's Life Between The Lines is one of my all time favorite CD's! I have owned that fabulous piece of work for probably 8 years and I can say it is a "timeless" CD. The variation of songs and the compositiion of each and every one is so beautiful. I never get tired of it. I have played her music in my clothing stores , sitting down to dinner with friends, planting flowers in my garden, driving in my car. It is a must have CD!Karen Jenanyan Owner/Talisman Boutique Santa Barbara, CA"
From Solo Piano Publications
Kathy Parsons | Florence, OR United States | 07/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first discovered Laurie Z.'s music on her solo piano album, "Roots", which I love, and then worked my way backwards to her earlier work. All three albums are very different from each other, but all showcase Laurie's passion and love for what she is doing. An innovator at heart, Laurie is also a master at improvisation who always creates new music in concert from audience members's suggestions for subject and key signature. Always on the move, Laurie tours all over the country doing concerts in halls, clubs, music stores, book stores, and outdoor festivals. For many of these festivals, Laurie performs with her band, and the band is included along with Laurie's assorted synthesizers on "Life Between the Lines". This CD includes some of my all-time favorite Laurie-tunes - the title song with its classical/rock dichotomy, the tragic "From the Diary of a Redhead", "The Mayan Wavelength", "Trouble in Paradise", "The Time Dance", the funky "A Change of Heart", as well as one of Laurie's signature pieces, "My Perfect Love". This is truly one of my favorite albums and one of my favorite artists!"
A great blend of classical and soft jazz with New Age leanin
Public Relations | Santa Cruz, CA | 02/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""A great blend of classical and soft jazz with New Age leanings... As a composer, Laurie combines sounds into tapestries and as a musician; she displays unfailing attention to detail while giving full expression to her emotions." - Backroads Music"