Pianist, Composer, Music Educator
Mark Christopher Brandt, acoustc piano
Seven Gifts Released January 1, 2016
This is Mark’s second set of completely improvised piano music performed with no preparation and boldly displayed - mistakes and all - as in the days of the two-track recording process employed by the first “jazzers.” Not pretending to be a perfect pianist in the tradition of classical musicians or the cut-throat competitive world of jazz pianists, it seems Mark prefers the reality of the moment and the truth of the offering.
With Seven Gifts, as with its predecessor Seven Moons, the interaction between camera man, engineer and pianist has been removed, leaving a smooth and peaceful recording of piano music that will lead the listener who has not seen the video to believe that these pieces were well-thought-out and practiced compositions. They are not. All eight tracks were composed on the spot with no editing.
7. Wonder and Awe of the Lord
8. Come Creator Spirit