Louis Landon

Louis Landon

BandJazzNew Age

Jazz pianist and singer. Singer/songwriter of many styles. Solo piano new age recording artist.

Biography

Louis Landon has played classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov and Latin music with "Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours and has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and "bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association. He has been performing his own music in the New York tri-state area for the past 12 years.

Louis Landon's latest CD, released in December of 2005, is solo piano new age CD entitled "unwind," and is currently charted at #3 of the top 100 CDs for the month of February, 2006 on NewAgeReporter.com's website, playing on over 174 stations internationally! It is also featured on internet and satellite radio stations including "Whisperings" at www.solopianoradio.com, reaching over 950,000 people monthly. Check out "Peaceful" and "Feel" in the audio section. More samples from "unwind" available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/louis4 and myspace.com/louislandon2

Here's what professionals have said about "unwind." There are also two great reviews in the press section of the EPK.

"I loved your new CD. I just finished uploading the new show to the website, so it will be up there from now until next Sunday am. I used two pieces: "Feel" and "Alone". So, so good. I also put a link to your website under my "Musicians" links. It is such a pleasure to receive something that is this good. Music like yours keeps the bar raised higher. Thank you for giving me something worth playing. Anne Williams/Nightscapes/internet radio

"Evocative, emotional and heartfelt. Louis, long a composer of skill and depth, has taken his music to a new level of enjoyment and mastery. Listening to UNWIND I was transported to a serene contemplative place, like lying on a bed leaves in the woods, gazing up thru the branches of an old tree.. Peacefeul yet challenging, honest, internal and real." Robin Thomas/actor/LA

"I have known Louis for many years, his music has matured into a very comfortable style. His latest CD is warm, inviting and shows us what a fine and sensitive musician he is." John Arrias/ Music Producer and Recording Engineer/NYC

"The optimism in Louis's music made it the perfect choice for a recent film project." Jan Ross/Director/eplanet films/NYC

For sound samples of "Love Songs & Jazz" go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/louis2

For sound samples of "Joyous Spirit" go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/louis

For sound samples of "The Gershwins, Cole Porter & Me," go to http://cdbaby.com/cd/louis3

Louis Landon is also a jazzSquid. Check out http:/www.jazzsquids.com

Louis Landon's personal mission in life is to create a more lovingl world by writing and performing music from the heart.

Lyrics

So Far Away

Written By: Words & Music by Louis Landon ©1994 Landon Music Company

In my dreams you are my lover
Telling me you'll always be mine
My jokes make you smile we kiss for a while and all is well
But soon I'm awake and you are nowhere to be found
You're gone and so far away

I'm afraid you'll never want me
Leaving me out in the cold
I long for the day you don't look away and hold my gaze
I must make my move what can I lose when I'm already lost
Alone and so far away.

Bridge:
Can't you tell that I adore you?
Our life together would never bore you
There's nothing I wouldn't do for you
I'd rather have you in my life than in my dreams

I can't move stuck like a statue
Every time you walk my way
How can I break the spell you create when you are near
You don't even know it hurts me so and once again
You're gone and so far away

100% Me

Written By: Words & Music by Louis Landon

I don't sing like Frank Sinatra
And I don't play like Herbie Hancock
The songs I write are nothing like Cole Porter
But I don't worry when I sing
From my heart comes the real thing
What you get is 100% me

My bebop lines can't touch Gillespie's
And I can't scat-sing like John Hendricks
My songs don't sound like George and Ira Gershwin
But I don't worry when I play
‘Cause from my heart I know the way
What you get is 100% me

I don't want to be anybody else
I just want to be myself
I don't want to do play the songs I don't want to play
I just want to sing this song and sing it my way

I’m not young like Pete Cincotti
My Dad’s not Bucky Pizzarelli
I’m on my own and that’s the way I like it
But I’m not worried here and now
I give to you my honest vow
What you get is 100% me

Discography

As a recording artist, Landon has released six CD's:

December, 2005 - Landon's new age solo piano CD. With the title, "unwind," this CD is melodic, optimistic, and peaceful.

2003 - The Gershwins, Cole Porter, & Me - A live jazz piano trio CD taken from two different concerts and featuring Harvie S on the bass and Richie Morales on drums.

2000 - Joyous Spirit 2 - More smooth jazz/new age.

1999 - Feel This - A four-song pop-music CD.I

1997 - Joyous Spirit - A smooth jazz/new age CD with 11 instrumentals.

1994 - Love Songs & Jazz - Landon's debut CD as a solo artist. A jazz piano trio CD with 10 songs and one instrumental.  

All CDs were produced, written, and arranged by Louis Landon.

Set List

All original concert:
NOW IS THE TIME FOR LOVE - swing
I WANT TO LIVE - ska
SWEET SADNESS - rock ballad
I CAN FEEL YOU - 6/8
MY BROOKE - samba
JUST THE THOUGHT OF YOU - rock ballad
WITHOUT YOU - funk
I CAN’T - shuffle
BE GOOD TO ME - hip-hop ballad
DONALD TRUMP - shuffle blues
I’VE GOT IT ALL - Latin
REAL GOOD FEELING - hip-hop
DANCE WITH ME BABY- swing
SO FAR AWAY - jazz ballad
100% ME - hip-hop jazz
WHERE DOES THE TIME GO? - up swing
I’M HAPPY – rock