JORDAN RUDESS, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band DREAM THEATER, has released his latest solo piano recording, All That Is Now. The album contains 13 pieces, composed and performed by Jordan on his favorite instrument, a 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano. The album was created as part of a PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign in which almost 1,000 fans pledged between $10 to $5,000 in exchange for updates on his recording process and a battery of prizes ranging from private lessons to backstage passes. The PledgeMusic campaign also raised money for Rudess’ upcoming orchestral album which will be released early in 2014.
Says Rudess, “This album is very close to my heart. For years, I searched until I found the instrument of my dreams that would be the perfect extension of my musical thought, playing literally every piano I could find all over the world. I found my concert grand seven years ago and, ever since, my deepest musical connection occurs when I play my Steinway. It is my lifetime goal to purely translate the music in my mind, to my hands and then onto the keyboard. This album captures the magic of that connection. The recording was done simply in the piano room of my house using just my Steinway D and Earthworks microphones. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.”
‘Flash Of Hope’
‘A Last Goodbye’
‘State Of Being’
‘Flying Into Blue’
‘A Thousand Years’
‘The Untouchable Truth’
In addition to his solo piano CD, All That Is Now, Rudess has also released a Wizdom Music interactive iOS app, Jordan Rudess Explores, which enables an interactive aural and visual experience with the music from the CD. Jordan Rudess Explores was created by Jordan with developer Joe Zobkiw to explore the intersection between the traditional and electronic world we all live in.