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  • LIVESTREAM CONCERT UPDATE Jambase Couch Tour summer fall 2021 dates +

    Beginning on August 1st, 2021 with my 60th consecutive weekly livestream concert, the "Listening Experience" Couch Tour solo piano Sunday Jazz Jam program I present for a global audience will continue to broadcast new original music throughout August, September and October 2021. Posted on Jambase as well as other concert venue hubs, the events are billed as: Andy Wasserman COUCH TOUR Livestream: Solo Piano - Sunday Jazz Jam EVENT DESCRIPTION:Tune in, join the upbeat vibes and let this LIVE Jammin' music rejuvenate you!  Watch musical artist and certified Lydian Chromatic Concept teacher Andy Wasserman's Live Stream "Couch Tour" Concert - this Sunday at 7:00pm Eastern/4:00 Pacific. Soak in the inspiring "Listening Experience" - a solo piano program of fresh, brand-new, original compositions and improvisations performed on a beautiful 1924 Steinway grand piano FREE: no registration, tickets or login required! Go to my live stream player AT THIS LINK to gain access the concert Read More
  • Connect with Andy Wasserman online content at LinkTree +

    Announcing a new landing page for all of my most important, up-to-date and prolific online content connections at the LinkTree platform. This very cool single link concept allows anyone to access not only my official website, but also connect with the most current info on my Live Stream concerts, my YouTube Channel, my JamBase artist concert page, my Couch Tour at Bands-In-Town, my BandCamp albums, my George Russell Lydian Chromatic Concept page, my online music school, my Google pages, and social media icons for Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Click this banner to view my new customized LinkTree landing page: Here is a screen shot of the LinkTree landing page. Notice the LinkTree icon links floating among the brances of a tree, with an ancient Moroccan hanging lamp in a background video That's what you call a real Link Tree!   #linktree, #andywassermanlinktree, #musicalartistandywasserman, #andywassermanmusic, Read More
  • Andy Wasserman Couch Tour Livestream Sunday Concert Events now on JamBase +

    I happy to announce that my LISTENING EXPERIENCE Live Stream Solo Piano weekly concerts are now proudly listed on JAMBASE, a major online music event platform and news portal of live music and festivals with a focus on Jam Bands. As a life-long, professional performing Contemporary Jazz pianist/composer who is deep into improvisation, jammin' is what my musical artistry is all about. It's what I love doing more than anything else! JamBase is deeply committed to supporting and growing the live music community of listeners. Their organization believes live music can truly change the world! They are dedicated to channeling its power into positive social and environmental action. JamBase gravitates music of true substance and character, with the aim of promoting it everywhere. Check out the event schedule on my official JamBase Artist/Band page HERE. An article about my "Couch Tour" appeared on the JamBase website on Earth Day - April Read More
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Music Documentary Film Review: "Hearing Is Believing" - Rachel Flowers

Although released as a full-length documentary film in 2017, I had not had the opportunity to see this movie until this week. Let me begin by saying that it is a very important film for everyone to enjoy and learn from, especially musicians.

The focus is on Rachel Flowers. She is what a real musician looks like - in every way, shape and form.

Her essence is one of purity. That's what this film means to me: music is purity. The purity of her soul made me cry tears of joy at the end of the film.

She hears a sound in everything and in everyone. The title says it all. More than the familiar motto "seeing is believing," the truth is that "hearing is believing." This is in perfect alignment with my axiom that music is a gift given to all human beings to teach us to become better listeners. Her ears are as wide open as anyone I can ever imagine!

I could go on and on about everything that made me feel so connected to Rachel as a fellow human being, a soul-sister in the art and science of music making. But my intention in posting this on my blog is to spread the word about this jewel in the light of the eye of creation - Rachel Flowers.

You need to hear her play her heart out with world-class chops on a wide variety of instruments (especially piano, flute and guitar), and listen to her compositions. As a fellow composer, I am most impressed by her powerful compositions. You're going to be hearing a lot about her!

But perhaps most refreshing is the undeniable fact that Rachel experiences no boundaries between every so-called stylistic genre. She plays everything from Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto to Bach to Keith Emerson to Jazz and Fusion, from Rush to Frank Zappa, to the American Song Book, ad infinitum.

How rare to find a story about a true human being, who has not been tainted by the world or the quest for fame and fortune, but to simply listen and play music; exploring everything musical with reckless abandon - moving forward at Godspeed.


Here are a bunch of links to the film, and to Rachel Flowers' own music Internet sites:

Watch the streaming video on Amazon Prime Video:

https://www.amazon.com/Hearing-Believing-Rachel-Flowers/dp/B073162RQP


A YouTube Channel dedicated to clips, reviews and screenings of the film:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl3JT_GvnNzijrZGf9dfqfw/videos


Rachel Flowers music YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/12stringbabe


Rachel Flowers Bandcamp music albums for digital download:

https://shop.rachelflowersmusic.com/music


Rachel Flowers Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/RachelFlowersMusic


Rachel Flowers Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/RFlowersMusic


Interview with the film's director and Rachel Flowers on the making of the documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQYpDRSS23o

 



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