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What is a "Pick"? In a nutshell, for me, it's an album that really speaks to me. In that regard, Picks are completely subjective and have to elicit at least one "wow!" moment. An album that becomes a Pick is in the running for the Favorites List for the year it was reviewed. Not all Picks make the list, which is the best of the best, but they are still very special recordings that I highly recommend. Beginning with the launch of the new MainlyPiano.com (June 2016) the designation that an album is a "Pick" will stay with the album permanently.
Cover image of the album Ethereal Escapes by Merrill Collins
Merrill Collins
June 19, 2017
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Cover image of the album An Image of Eternity by Raffaele Grimaldi
Raffaele Grimaldi
June 6, 2017
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Cover image of the album Firemark by Mirjam van den Bos
Mirjam van den Bos
June 2, 2017
Debut AlbumsLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Change by Josh Winiberg
Josh Winiberg
June 1, 2017
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Cover image of the album Wandering Soul by Rachel LaFond
Rachel LaFond
May 30, 2017
Debut AlbumsLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Instinct by Wojtek Szczepanik
Wojtek Szczepanik
May 26, 2017
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Cover image of the album Afterwords by Tobin Mueller
Tobin Mueller
May 18, 2017
JazzLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Afterwords Solo Piano Bonus Tracks by Tobin Mueller
Cover image of the album Shifting Sands by Lynn Tredeau
Lynn Tredeau
May 16, 2017
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Cover image of the album Departure by Louis Landon
Louis Landon
May 15, 2017
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Cover image of the album Part of a Kindly Plan by Nathan Speir
Nathan Speir
May 11, 2017
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Cover image of the album Jazz Meets the Classics by Alan Storeygard
Alan Storeygard
May 4, 2017
JazzLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album The Book of Goddesses by Robert Paterson
Cover image of the album The Fall of a Sparrow by Timothy Crane
Timothy Crane
April 29, 2017
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Cover image of the album One Drop Became an Ocean by Charles Denler
Charles Denler
April 23, 2017
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Cover image of the album Human by Georg Faust and Ben Dowling
Georg Faust and Ben Dowling
April 17, 2017
Latest Reviews
Cover image of the album Color Me Home by Darlene Koldenhoven
Darlene Koldenhoven
April 2, 2017
Latest Reviews
Cover image of the album Yet Another Love Story by Milana Zilnik
Milana Zilnik
March 31, 2017
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Cover image of the album Asha by AO Music
AO Music
March 28, 2017
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Cover image of the album Sipping Beauty by Tom Grant
Tom Grant
March 25, 2017
JazzLatest Reviews
Cover image of the album Portrait of a Pianist by David Hicken
David Hicken
March 20, 2017
Cover image of the album Day & Night by Lisa Hilton
Lisa Hilton
March 10, 2017
Jazz
Cover image of the album Stories of You by David Hicken
David Hicken
March 9, 2017
Cover image of the album Dark Clouds in Life by Mark John McEncroe
Mark John McEncroe
March 8, 2017
Modern Classical
Cover image of the album Peace & Quiet by Janice Faber
Janice Faber
March 4, 2017
Cover image of the album Simple Gifts by Janice Faber
Janice Faber
March 3, 2017
Holiday AlbumsHymn Arrangements
Cover image of the album Sisu by Jennifer DeFrayne
Jennifer DeFrayne
February 27, 2017
Cover image of the album Quiet Piano Improvisations, Volume 2 by Greg Maroney
Greg Maroney
February 26, 2017
Cover image of the album The Art of Piano by David Hicken
David Hicken
February 26, 2017
Cover image of the album Summer Swee-Singh & the Crazy 88 by Summer Swee-Singh
Summer Swee-Singh
February 20, 2017
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Echoes From Coquina by Carol Comune
Carol Comune
February 14, 2017
Cover image of the album Upside Down by Filippo Landi
Filippo Landi
February 11, 2017
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Origin by Clifford Borg
Clifford Borg
February 11, 2017
Cover image of the album Sanctuary For the Soul by Janice Lacy Project
Janice Lacy Project
February 7, 2017
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Into Eternity by Jim Gabriel
Jim Gabriel
February 6, 2017
Cover image of the album Life by Michele McLaughlin
Michele McLaughlin
February 5, 2017
Cover image of the album Rear View by Perpetual Motion
Perpetual Motion
January 31, 2017
Cover image of the album Leaving Terra Firma by Stephen Peppos
Stephen Peppos
January 30, 2017
Cover image of the album The Lonely Traveller by Psychic Equalizer
Psychic Equalizer
January 29, 2017
Cover image of the album Soul Healing Piano Music by Louis Landon
Louis Landon
January 26, 2017
Cover image of the album Cirque Noir by Brique a Braq
Brique a Braq
January 17, 2017
Cover image of the album The Native American Flute as Therapy by Micki Free
Cover image of the album Soothe by Shambhu
Shambhu
January 9, 2017
Guitar music
Cover image of the album Weeping Joy by John Kraemer
John Kraemer
January 6, 2017
Cover image of the album When the Sea Lets Go by Vin Downes
Vin Downes
January 3, 2017
Guitar music
Cover image of the album Reflected In a Flowing Stream by Kathryn Kaye
Kathryn Kaye
January 1, 2017
Cover image of the album The Light Within by Greg Maroney
Greg Maroney
December 30, 2016
Cover image of the album Heartwork by Jesse Brown
Jesse Brown
December 28, 2016
Cover image of the album By the Sea by Carolyn Southworth
Carolyn Southworth
December 23, 2016
Cover image of the album Americana by Doug Hammer
Doug Hammer
December 17, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Piano Sketches by Stan Berger
Stan Berger
December 14, 2016
Cover image of the album Christmas Past and Present by John Paris
Cover image of the album Lightburst by Mark Deeks
Mark Deeks
December 11, 2016
Debut AlbumsKathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album December by Jesse Brown
Cover image of the album Abyss by Roberto Attanasio
Roberto Attanasio
November 18, 2016
Cover image of the album Mystic by Al Conti
Al Conti
November 16, 2016
ZMR Winner
Cover image of the album Calm Seas by Craig Urquhart
Craig Urquhart
November 14, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Rendezvous by Kelly Andrew
Kelly Andrew
November 9, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Cover image of the album Norwegian Rain by David Lanz
David Lanz
November 7, 2016
Cover image of the album Art by Matthew Mayer
Matthew Mayer
November 6, 2016
Cover image of the album Healing Hearts 3 by Louis Landon
Louis Landon
November 4, 2016
Cover image of the album Seamless by Christine Brown
Christine Brown
November 2, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Dancing On the Wind by Shoshana Michel
Shoshana Michel
November 1, 2016
Cover image of the album Love's Light by Joe Bongiorno
Joe Bongiorno
October 31, 2016
Cover image of the album XVII by Amir Khostavan
Amir Khostavan
October 28, 2016
Debut AlbumsKathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Face To Face by Tom Bell
Cover image of the album In the Company of Clouds by Erik Scott
Cover image of the album Winter by Ryan Marvel
Ryan Marvel
October 23, 2016
Holiday AlbumsHoliday Albums: 2016
Cover image of the album Why by Ken Elkinson
Ken Elkinson
October 20, 2016
Cover image of the album Longitudes & Latitudes by Lawrence Blatt
Lawrence Blatt
October 18, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Guitar music
Cover image of the album Space and Time by Keith Gehle
Cover image of the album Four Days In My Life by Louis Colaiannia
Louis Colaiannia
October 11, 2016
Cover image of the album Prayers In the Dark by Adam Andrews
Cover image of the album A New Creation by Paul Cardall
Paul Cardall
October 5, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Hymn ArrangementsKathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album When I Remember by Kevin Kern
Kevin Kern
October 4, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Wonder by Michael Logozar
Michael Logozar
October 2, 2016
Cover image of the album Sound Bites by Paul L. Fine
Paul L. Fine
October 2, 2016
Cover image of the album II by Andy Iorio
Andy Iorio
October 1, 2016
Cover image of the album Ring Around the Moon by Richard Dillon
Richard Dillon
September 29, 2016
Cover image of the album White Sun II by White Sun
White Sun
September 21, 2016
Grammy NomineesGrammy Winners
Cover image of the album Touched By Love by Bernward Koch
Bernward Koch
September 12, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Cover image of the album Awaken Me by Kimberly Haynes
Kimberly Haynes
September 11, 2016
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Beyond Words by Dan Chadburn
Dan Chadburn
August 31, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album The Heart of Frida by Starr Parodi
Cover image of the album Crossroads by Marc Enfroy
Marc Enfroy
August 20, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Possibilities by Ryan Marvel
Ryan Marvel
August 17, 2016
Cover image of the album Becoming Bliss by David Wahler
David Wahler
August 16, 2016
Cover image of the album Beyond Dreams - Pathways to Deep Relaxation by Hennie Bekker
Cover image of the album The Land of Nod by Richard Dillon
Richard Dillon
August 8, 2016
Cover image of the album Wishful Thinking by Samer Fanek
Samer Fanek
August 3, 2016
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Cielo Nocturno by Russ Hewitt
Russ Hewitt
July 29, 2016
Review by Kathy Parsons
Guitar musicKathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album The Wisdom of My Shadow by Lisa Downing
Cover image of the album Hymns - Healing Piano Solos by Greg Maroney
Greg Maroney
July 13, 2016
Hymn Arrangements
Cover image of the album National Park Soundscapes by Jill Haley
Jill Haley
July 10, 2016
Cover image of the album The Dream Concert by Yanni
Yanni
July 4, 2016
Cover image of the album From the Depths by David Clavijo
Cover image of the album Transmigration by Al Jewer and Andy Mitran
Al Jewer and Andy Mitran
June 25, 2016
Cover image of the album Openings by Nick DeCesare
Nick DeCesare
June 19, 2016
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Skipping On Daisies by Christopher Boscole
Christopher Boscole
June 18, 2016
Cover image of the album Beyond the Waves by Ann Licater
Ann Licater
June 14, 2016
Cover image of the album Cantum Laudus by Greg Starr
Greg Starr
June 10, 2016
Hymn Arrangements
Cover image of the album Of Two Minds by Tobin Mueller
Tobin Mueller
June 6, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Zia by Alexi Musnitsky
Alexi Musnitsky
June 2, 2016
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Everything in Between by Jeffrey Seeman
Jeffrey Seeman
May 15, 2016
Guitar music
Cover image of the album Piano Preludes by Jason Lyle Black
Jason Lyle Black
May 9, 2016
Debut Albums
Cover image of the album Another Past by Roberto Attanasio
Roberto Attanasio
May 8, 2016
Debut AlbumsKathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album On Eagle Mountain by Todd Mosby
Todd Mosby
May 2, 2016
Guitar music
Cover image of the album 11:11 by John Fluker
John Fluker
April 25, 2016
Cover image of the album Ebb and Flow by Louis Landon
Louis Landon
April 15, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Pastorale by Brad Jacobsen
Brad Jacobsen
April 15, 2016
Hymn Arrangements
Cover image of the album Elysian by Lynn Yew Evers
Lynn Yew Evers
April 2, 2016
Cover image of the album Cloudwalker by Steven Cravis
Steven Cravis
March 21, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album The Woman Astronaut by Penka Kouneva
Penka Kouneva
March 14, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Quiet Piano Improvisations, Volume 1 by Greg Maroney
Cover image of the album Abendromen by Tom Eaton
Tom Eaton
February 23, 2016
ZMR Winner
Cover image of the album Begin the Light by The Morning Still
The Morning Still
February 21, 2016
Cover image of the album The Naked Piano: Transitions by Gary Girouard
Gary Girouard
January 30, 2016
Kathy's Favorites: 2016
Cover image of the album Keepsakes in the Attic by Jeff Bjorck
Jeff Bjorck
December 16, 2015