8.4.14 Monday Music Mention

I. Can’t. Stop.  (smile)  This is one of my favorite weekly posts, sharing music that someone may not have stumbled upon yet.

Music does so much for us: mentally and emotionally.  It is often the backdrop of many writers of all genres. Today I want to introduce you to one of the pianists that form much of the backdrop of my writing life – Philip Wesley. I studied piano when young, another one of those things my rebellion cast a heavy cost on.  If I had all of the time in the world, this is the one instrument that I would return to; pick up where I left off.  This particular album, although darkly named, is full of beauty and emotive craft.  I listen to it almost daily.  I hope you enjoy this artist.  He’s on Amazon and probably iTunes as well.  Rarely can I ever say that all tracks on an offering have appeal to me.  This artist would be one of a very few exceptions.

One of my all-time favorite pieces: Far and Away

An especially poignant tune, full of promise.

And one that always stimulates thought, creativity and drive.

I leave you with Tear of the East – such a moving and demonstrative piece.


Thanks for traveling this musical path with me, and may your week be more than you ever thought possible.



  7 comments for “8.4.14 Monday Music Mention

  1. August 4, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    I am almost through the first track as I write this…I love it! I am also a former piano player, and I think that does deepen the appreciation for this piece. Thank you for a wonderful introduction!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2014 at 7:55 AM

      Wesley is such a lush and passionate pianist. He’s not afraid of the piano, and loves it, coaxes it, to where he wants it to go. Yiruma is fine technically, but is too tentative for me. I want to FEEL the music. And I could go on and on. I’ll be presenting more of my favorite pianists in the next few music posts. So glad you liked it!


  2. August 4, 2014 at 12:42 PM

    Reblogged this on Click And Color and commented:
    Beautiful, beautiful music…

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Willy Nilly
    August 4, 2014 at 7:38 PM

    That totally soothed my savage beast. Thanx!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 5, 2014 at 7:59 AM

      His music is very transformative on this album, I agree. It is one of three go-to piano offerings that always change me after listening, in a positive way. I’m glad you enjoyed him!


  4. August 7, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Thanks for the kind words. You can follow me and my music by subscribing at philipwesley.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2014 at 6:48 PM

      Thank YOU for stopping by Philip. I will do so 🙂


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