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  • Bittersweet - CD ()
    Your mother was right when she said, “You will never know how much your parents loved you until you have children of your own.” With this CD, I’ve attempted to capture in music the bittersweet joys of life. – Bradley Sowash



    This CD is for you if you seek calming, peaceful music but require more sophistication than commonly associated with the solo piano genre. (64:39)

    Tracks:
    1. First Light
    2. Thirty-Three
    3. Bittersweet
    4. Red Ball Jets
    5. Pinky’s Dream
    6. Summer’s Last Song
    7. Clear Air
    8. Sodie
    9. Bijou
    10. Just For Fun
    11. Blackberry Winter
    12. Daedalus
    13. L’Aventure
    14. Take It On Faith


    Reviews

    CDBaby
    "A beautiful and mesmerizing mix of New Age, Classical and Jazz styles, wrapped up in the delicate but earthy sounds of the piano, delivered with the sweetness of George Winston and the sophistication of Keith Jarrett."
     
    New Age Voice
    "These lyrical piano inventions by Bradley Sowash are , indeed, bittersweet. The melodies seem familiar enough to make you lean back trustingly--but just as you do, Sowash pull out some brilliant touch that pulls you to the edge of your seat. On his Bosendorfer grand, Sowash can afford to be brash ("Thirty-Three"), and even the tenderist moments of the title cut have a strength that will not let you go. Sowash covers a lot of emotional territory: funky on "Red Ball Jets," moody and dour on "Pinky's Dream," trampolinic on "Summers Last Song," last-call-blues on "Bijou," and poignant on "Blackberry Winter." The album is not so over-produced that the sense of live performer is lost. Try a few cuts; you'll probably stay for the whole album. - Carol Wright

    New Age Retailer
    I reviewed Sowash's previous album, Out West, back in 1994. A terrifically talented composer and piano player, Sowash has eschewed the ensemble setting of Out West to gift us with a superb solo effort. The 14 tracks on Bittersweet comprise over an hour of music, giving us ample opportunity to sit back and enjoy this gifted artist. The album's title derives from Sowash's experience of raising his two daughters. The sweetness of having such lovely children is tempered by the knowledge that they grow up so fast, and then they're gone to live of their own. I'm sure all of us who are parents have experienced similar emotions, and that makes the sublime poignancy of Sowash's compositions all the more irresistable. For lovers of contemporary solo piano, Bittersweet is sure to become a favorite. - Steve Ryals

    Aquarius (Georgia)
    Bradley Sowash's solo piano style on Bittersweet is influenced by Oscar Peterson, Lyle Mays and Keith Jarrett, among others, resulting in a strong jazz presence in his improvisations on themes of maturing into adulthood. "Summer's Last Song" sounds a lot like the familiar piano refrain they use between breaks on National Public Radio's newscasts. He wistfully recalls "Red Ball Jets," the pre-superstar gym shoes, the simple pleasures of "Blackberry Winter" and Clean Air," while another cut pays homage to the flight of the ill-fated "Daedalus" before ending strongly with "Take It On Faith."  - Dan Liss

    Omega New Age Directory
    "14 original piano compositions that tug the heartstrings with fond remembrances of home and hearth are offered in this solo piano release from Bradley Sowash. Whether displaying the intricate fingering of George Winston or chording reminiscent of John Boswell, Bradley presents each composition with a great depth of emotion and technical mastery, creating sentimental soundscapes of warmth and beauty that are highly recommended to all lovers of solo piano music."

    spirit of change magazine
    An artist's voice in the context of solo instrumental performance can be unique as that of any singer. So it is with Bittersweet, where pianist Bradley Sowash performs 14 songs in the 3 - 5 minute range that deserve to be called "songs" as opposed to mere musical tracks. Each has a distincitive melody and lyrical spirit capable of accompaniment by any singer. Sowash's playing is sweet and lightly sentimental, with some jazz swing poking through from time to time. Overall a very warm and agreeable presentation. - John Collinge

    Creations
    "I found this beautiful solo piano CD absolutely delightful! The 14 pieces are interesting and intelligent. Sowash really captures a certain realism in these compositions. Upbeat and bittersweet! I didn't want it to end." - Christina Lord

    The Edge (Twin Cities)
    "Bittersweet captures a range of emotons that make it easy listening like the retelling of a favorite family story." - Mary Sturgis

    Awareness Magazine, (San Diego)
    "Sowash has magic fingers that roam freely on the keys, a freedom that is a genuine conveyance of love. It is this love that makes "Bittersweet"endearing and true to its intention, very impressive indeed."  - Chuck Diliberto

    The Monthly Aspectarian (Chicago)
    "With its invitingly homey cover art and contemplative mood, this solo piano album makes excellent seasonal listening. Similar to George Winston's style, Sowash's unaccompanied performances enable him to spontaneously incorporate a wide variety of timely influences; the result is sweetly conversational, like the shared memories of a dear friend over a piping hot cup of tea. You can almost hear the fireplace crackle as Sowash instrumentally elaborates a tale of Blackberry Winter" or waxes nostalgic over "Red Ball Jets." But what sets this album apart from the pack is its superb sound quality; close your eyes and you could swear that Bradley's playing the ivories just behind your chair. Enjoy this private concert whenever you want to cherish memories of home." - PJ Birosik
     
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  • Christmas Piano with Friends - CD ()
    A must have for every Christmas music collection.

    Listen to Scott Houston and many of his guests including Bradley Sowash from the weekly “Piano Guy” PBS-TV series as they perform their favorite Holiday tunes.

    Tracks:
    1. Carol of the Bells
    2. Christmas Time is Here
    3. White Christmas
    4. O, Holy Night
    5. O Tannenbaum
    6. What Child is This
    7. Silent Night Drummer Boy
    8. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    9. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
    10. We Three Kings
    11. Joy To The World
    12. The Christmas Song Medley: God Rest Ye Merry*
    13. Gentlemen/Jolly Old St. Nick
    14. Up On the Housetop
    15. Jingle Bells

    * Performed by Bradley Sowash
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  • For the Beauty of the Earth - CD ()
    Since this is the final release in my trilogy of hymns and spirituals for solo jazz piano, I wanted to give it a personal feel. Throwing stylistic considerations out the window, I drew instead on all my musical influences to create arrangements that sound like jazz, classical, boogie, funk and quiet ballads. – Bradley Sowash

    This CD is for you if you enjoy a jazzy mix of moods and genres. Plus the bonus tracks showcase Sowash’s vast stylistic range with sample tracks from previous releases. (56:10)

    Tracks:
    1. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah
    2. Doxology
    3. For the Beauty of the Earth
    4. Shall We Gather By The River
    5. Standin’ In The Need of Prayer
    6. Just As I Am/Sanctus
    7. By and By
    8. This Little Light of Mine
    9. Go Down Moses
    10. The Ash Grove

    Bonus Tracks:
    11. Take It On Faith
    12. America
    13. Steps to the Soul
    14. Amazing Grace
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  • Fum Bells - CD ()
    A traditional music-reading choir combined with a sing-by-ear gospel choir supported by a 17-piece big band performing Christmas classics arranged with unusual stylistic twists. What fun. Fans report listening to this music long after the holidays when most herald angels have ceased singing and halls are no longer holly-decked. It’s that good! (66 minutes)

    This CD is for you if you enjoy traditional melodies arranged in ways you never expected.

    Tracks:
    1. Selections from the Nutcracker
    2. Good Wassail
    3. Tu-Re-Lu-Re-Lullay
    4. Go Tell A Wonderful Child
    5. What Child Is This
    6. Joy to the World
    7. Fum Bells
    8. Oh, Holy Night
    9. Hark, The Angels We Have Heard
    10. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    11. Silent Night
    12. The Holly and the Ivy


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  • In the Moment - CD ()
    Some find it through silence. I arrive there through intensity. I may be running hard, lost in a flurry of piano notes, or halfway down a ski slope when, suddenly, I am intensely aware and feel, somehow, more fully alive. In The Moment is inspired by times such as these and the events that lead up to them. – Bradley Sowash



    This CD is for you if you find inspiration in joyful instrumental music. (51:44) 

    Eco-friendly: Case is printed on recycled cardboard.


    Tracks:
    1. In the Moment
    2. Far and Near
    3. Molly’s Morning
    4. Steps to the Soul
    5. Cowboy Theory
    6. Glide Zone
    7. Buskers, Boats, and Boxes
    8. Burying Home
    9. Noodle Soup
    10. Domaine Nouveau
    11. Out the Window
    12. Ash Cave


    Reviews:
    Morehouse Publishing, March 2001
    Critically acclaimed composer and performer Bradley Sowash blends contemporary jazz with classical stylings in these spirited solo piano pieces. Fast-paced, lyrical selections in which Sowash beautifully captures the pleasure of life’s most intense moments.
     
    Wind and Wire, March 1999
    A jubilant third CD from one of the most dynamic pianists around, In The Moment exudes optimism without any trace of sugarcoating. There are bittersweet moments, but there is always a sense of contentment and of moving forward. The title cut opens the CD with an exuberant run down the piano keyboard and a joyful development. Off to a great start! Far and Near is nostalgic and touching in its sweetness and simplicity. Burying Home starts with a slow, gentle melody as well as occasional cascades of broken chords, and evolves into a wistful but rhythmic Taps; I’d love to know the story behind this one! Noodle Soup is a lazy, bluesy improvisation. Domaine Nouveau opens with a kind of questioning feeling that I think most of us sense when moving to a new home, but evolves into a jazzy, gospel romp - everything is going to be fine here! Steps to the Soul and Out the Window are more introspective. Ash Cave is mysterious and more abstract. This is obviously a wonderful mixed bag of piano solos, and Bradley Sowash has mentioned that he’s been advised to make his recordings more homogenous and in one mood. I, for one, am glad he continues to rebel against this commercial formula. A very multi-faceted artist, I love seeing the many pianistic sides of Bradley’s music, and hope he’ll continue to follow his muse in any way he sees fit! A great, meaty CD! - Kathy Parsons
     
    New Age Retailer, Sept. 99
    Bradley Sowash bills himself as "the thinking man's pianist," and with the elegant, lyrical compositions he composes and performs, I can see why. Given the rich tapestry of emotions he weaves during the course of In The Moment, though, he's certainly a lot more than that. I've been following Sowash's career for several years now, and I can attest to his growing maturity as a composer and performer. His uncompromising integrity as an artist shines through on each track, making In The Moment one of the best solo piano albums of 1999. "Steps to the Soul" combines heart-stopping technical virtuosity with melodic hooks. "Out the Window" also showcases Sowash's mastery of the ivories while creating a lively sense of play. Even with the abundance of solo piano music available, I strongly encourage you to give In The Moment a careful listen. It's that good. - Steve Ryals
     

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  • Out West - CD ()
    Out West is dedicated to my father, Richard G. Sowash, Sr. (1922 – 1992) who shared my love for western locales and in particular the high country. – Bradley Sowash



    This recording is for you if you seek traveling music for the road or journeying in your mind’s eye. With bass and drums complimenting Sowash’s piano, Out West conjures up images of magnificent landscapes. (56:48)

    Tracks:
    1. Gettin’ Ready
    2. Plains
    3. High Country
    4. White Water
    5. Painted Desert
    6. Comin’ Home
    7. Thirty-Three
    8. Water
    9. Earth
    10. Air
    11. Fire
    12. Daedalus

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  • Sacred & Inspirational Keyboard Favorites - CD ()
    Whether you’re needing mellow background music for entertaining….the perfect romance music with that special someone…or some great, easy listening tunes to decompress at the end of the day….come in and enjoy the sounds of the best piano music in town! The Piano Guy Cafe…we know you’ll love this CD! 

    Tracks
    1. Be Thou My Vision (Dave Powers) 
    2. Amazing Grace (David Tolley) 
    3. Nearer My God to Thee (Scott Houston) 
    4. This Little Light of Mine (Gil Smith) 
    5. Jesus Loves Me (Bradley Sowash) 
    6. Faith of Our Fathers (Scott Houston) 
    7. Morning Has Broken (Nat Kerr) 
    8. It’s a Gift to Be Simple (Mary Daniels) 
    9. Rock of Ages (Scott Houston) 
    10. Wade in the Water (Bradley Sowash) 
    11. Old Time Religion (Jack Widner) 
    12. In the Garden (Scott Houston) 
    13. Down by the Riverside (Jeff DeHerdt) 
    14. Amazing Grace (Oksana Kolesnikova) 
    15. Prayer of St. Francis (Matt Munhall) 

    Bonus Tracks
    16. Beach Spring (Bradley Sowash) 
    17. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need (Bradley Sowash)
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  • Sacred Jazz and Spirituals - CD ()
    This is the renowned First Community Church Chancel Choir’s first recording of sacred jazz music and its first collaboration with the talented composer and pianist, Bradley Sowash. Composer, arranger, and trumpet performer Tom Battenberg has been an important part of the church’s music program for over three decades in concerts, church services, and recordings. The Chancel Choir has a long history of excellence in the field of church music: in worship, concerts, recordings, and tours both in this country and in Europe. This Jazz Service was recorded live on February 13, 2005.

    This CD is for you if you enjoy choral music that swings and grooves with top musicians jamming in a range of sacred jazz styles including swing, Latin, blues and gospel. (51:19)



    Tracks:
    1. This One’s for Mamie
    2. Come Sunday
    3. We Gather Together
    4. I Am One With the Spirit
    5. For the Beauty of the Earth
    6. Soon and Very Soon
    7. Ride the Chariot
    8. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    9. Doxology
    10. Like A Mother Who Has Borne Us
    11. Witness
    12. Let Us Break Bread Together
    13. Amen, Amen
    14. HTM Jazz Samba


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  • We Gather Together - CD ()
    In 1998, burned out on corporate gigs, weddings and jazz clubs, I “quit” the music business. That’s when a visionary preacher asked me to arrange some hymns in a jazz style. Many concerts and jazz worship services later, I recorded the results on “We Gather Together” which remains my best selling CD to this day. – Bradley Sowash



    This CD is for you if you enjoy the unique sound of classic hymns reinterpreted for solo jazz piano. (63:55)

    Tracks:
    1. Amazing Grace
    2. Let Us Break Bread Together
    3. We Gather Together
    4. Wade in the Water
    5. Bringing in the Sheaves
    6. Jesus Loves Me
    7. Jerusalem, My Happy Home
    8. The River Is Wide
    9. Deep River
    10. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
    11. Kum Bah Yah
    12. What A Friend We Have in Jesus
    13. There Is A Balm in Gilead
    14. O Come O Come Emmanuel




    Reviews:
    CBA Marketplace
    Let’s make this short and sweet:  People who like jazz piano and enjoy classic hymns and spirituals will absolutely love this all-instrumental CD.  With excellent technique and finger-perfect playing, Bradley Sowash paints a jazzman’s version of songs such as “Amazing Grace,” “Poor Wayfaring Stranger,” and even “Kum Bah Yah.”  It’s no small accomplishment that Sowash finds a way to breathe new life into such familiar tunes---but through inspiration and improvisation, he does.  His interpretation even gives the hymns “There Is a Balm in Gilead” new life.  Sometimes soothing, sometimes invigorating, We Gather Together is a unique, adventurous and uplifting CD. – Steve Parolini
     
    Christian Living
    Sowash’s arrangements are creative and sometimes downright funky... Bottomline: "Your favorite hymn gets its groove on." 
     
    Sojourners Magazine 
    Unsettling times call for soothing music. Jazz pianist Bradley Sowash’s We Gather Together plays—in a much different groove—14 classic hymns and spirituals, including "Amazing Grace," "Wade in the Water," "The River is Wide," and "There is a Balm in Gilead." Blue notes, alternative harmonies, and new improvisations make for powerful reinterpretations of familiar songs. - Molly Marsh
     
    Solo Piano Publications
    "Best of 2001" list. Very highly recommended!" - Kathy Parsons
     
    NAPRA Review
    "...nothing short of pure pleasure." – Holly Nichols
     
    Jazzreview.com
    When a jazz pianist as good as Bradley Sowash puts his imaginative touch to these songs, it is a genuine sharing experience with the audience, and one to be remembered… This is one of the finest jazz performances ever recorded of the spiritual, "Bringing in the Sheaves…" We Gather Together is that rare item --- good production values, good sound, matched with a pianist with an excellent touch who knows that every note is important - Lee Prosser
     
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  • When Saints Go Marching - CD ()
    Seeking a fuller range of emotions in my writing, I arranged these songs to be alternately exhilarating or peaceful so listeners could find inspiration as well as meditation. I also asked the engineer to place the microphones at the pianist’s vantage point so you, the listener, will hear what I heard. – Bradley Sowash

    This CD is for you if you are interested in experiencing the capability of solo jazz piano music to conjure the full range of emotions from upbeat to peaceful. (40:10)

    Tracks:
    1. Down by the Riverside
    2. Swing Low, Michael Row
    3. When Saints Go Marching
    4. Come Ye Disconsolate
    5. Joshua Fought the Battle of Jericho
    6. Beach Spring
    7. He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word
    8. Jesu, Jesu
    9. America
    10. My Shepherd Will Supply My Need




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  • Whodunit? - CD ()
    Bradley Sowash’s original sound score for Whodunit? mixes elements of jazz and classical traditions. In composing the ballet, he worked in close collaboration with choreographer Susan Hadley to develop authentic moods for each scene and character. To inspire musical mystery, Sowash integrated sly references to 19th century ballet music and detective movie soundtracks with his own signature style. The recording was produced from sampled instruments (flute, clarinet, muted trumpet, accordion, vibraphone, marimba, orchestra bells, piano, bass, and strings) with additional sound engineering by Tom Boyer to enhance its surreal quality.

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  • Hymns & Spirituals Bundle - 3 CDs ()
    For the Beauty of the Earth
    Since this is the final release in my trilogy of hymns and spirituals for solo jazz piano, I wanted to give it a personal feel. Throwing stylistic considerations out the window, I drew instead on all my musical influences to create arrangements that sound like jazz, classical, boogie, funk and quiet ballads. – Bradley Sowash

    This CD is for you if you enjoy a jazzy mix of moods and genres. Plus the bonus tracks showcase Sowash’s vast stylistic range with sample tracks from previous releases. (56:10)

    We Gather Together
    In 1998, burned out on corporate gigs, weddings and jazz clubs, I “quit” the music business. That’s when a visionary preacher asked me to arrange some hymns in a jazz style. Many concerts and jazz worship services later, I recorded the results on “We Gather Together” which remains my best selling CD to this day. – Bradley Sowash

    This CD is for you if you enjoy the unique sound of classic hymns reinterpreted for solo jazz piano. (63:55)

    When Saints Go Marching
    Seeking a fuller range of emotions in my writing, I arranged these songs to be alternately exhilarating or peaceful so listeners could find inspiration as well as meditation. I also asked the engineer to place the microphones at the pianist’s vantage point so you, the listener, will hear what I heard. – Bradley Sowash

    This CD is for you if you are interested in experiencing the capability of solo jazz piano music to conjure the full range of emotions from upbeat to peaceful. (40:10)

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    $38.85
  • The Piano Guy Cafe - CD ()
    Whether you’re needing mellow background music for entertaining….the perfect romance music with that special someone…or some great, easy listening tunes to decompress at the end of the day….come in and enjoy the sounds of the best piano music in town! The Piano Guy Cafe…we know you’ll love this CD!

    Tracks:
    1. Someone to watch over me (Jack Widner)
    2. Stardust (Bobby Floyd)
    3. It Might as Well be Spring (Andy Launer)
    4. My Romance (Gary Walters)
    5. Can’t Help falling in love (Dave Powers)
    6. Memory (David Tolley)
    7. Ellingthoven (Bradley Sowash)
    8. Theme From “Sesame Street” (Nat Kerr)
    9. Take me Home Country Roads (Dave Powers)
    10. All of Me (Bobby Floyd)
    11. Blue Prelude (Jack Widner)
    12. A Thousand Miles (David Tolley)
    13. Morning Has Broken (Nat Kerr)
    14. Simple Gifts (Mary Daniels)
    15. Summertime (Bobby Floyd)
    16. Misty (Jack Widner)
    17. My Favorite Things (Bradley Sowash)
    18. Georgia On My Mind (Bobby Floyd)
    19. As Time Goes By (Jack Widner)
    20. She’s Leaving Home (Gary Walters)
    21. Help Me Make it Through the Night (Dave Lowe)
    22. Wonderful Tonight (Dave Bott)
    23. In a Sentimental Mood (Bobby Floyd)
    24. Satin Doll (Bradley Sowash)
    25. Blue Morgan (Jack Widner)
    26. I Thought About You (Bobby Floyd)
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