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Album Review: Healing Hearts 4
Louis Landon
Cover image of the album Healing Hearts 4 by Louis Landon
Healing Hearts 4
Louis Landon
2018 / Landon Creative, Inc.
59 minutes
Review by Kathy Parsons
Healing Hearts 4 is Volume 4 in a series of solo piano albums from Louis Landon. Landon is the founder of Healing Piano of Sedona (Arizona), and the twelve improvisations on the album were collected from some of Landon’s sessions with clients from January 2017 to April 2018. On the homepage of Healing Piano of Sedona’s website (www.healingpianosedona.com), the process is explained in fairly basic terms: “Healing Piano of Sedona is a unique sound healing experience to create mental, physical and emotional well-being. Louis Landon is a Steinway Pianist who has toured internationally and has released 29 albums, 22 of them solo piano instrumentals. He has been using the techniques of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky for spiritual development since 1980. Healing Piano of Sedona was created to help people live life joyously, passionately, stress and disease free. Healing Piano of Sedona offers mentoring, music and sound vibrations that are personalized to assist you in your soul’s journey.”

I have reviewed the three previous Healing Hearts albums, and I think this one maintains the smoothest and most consistent mood from start to finish. None of the pieces sound alike, but the tone throughout is one of comfort and deep introspection. Landon has been a lifelong musician in many different capacities, so his influences are varied and come together to create a distinct and unique musical voice. A master of improvisation, Landon pulls fully-formed music out of the air on a very regular basis without trying to control it, letting it flow without his own ego getting in the way. The music was recorded on Landon’s Steinway B grand piano at his Peace Palace home studio and was mastered by Joe Bongiorno at Piano Haven Studio, also in Sedona.

Because the tone of the whole album is consistent without being at all repetitive, Healing Hearts 4 is perfect for studying, relaxing, as soothing background music for many different situations, etc. It is also complex enough to stand up to repeated listens without getting stale. Like most of Landon’s music, this album opens up and reveals new things each time you hear it.

Whether or not you are familiar with Louis Landon’s music and whether or not you embrace the healing power of music, Healing Hearts 4 is a beautifully expressive solo piano album sure to lighten any emotional burdens and ease any stress-related problems. It is available from www.LouisLandon.com, Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
November 5, 2018
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