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This is a solo piano album examining impermanence and the process of healing.

This album is about healing, but it’s not intended to be able to heal. Music can be soothing, and many aspects of music can be therapeutic. I participated in a music therapy project a couple of years ago with Alzheimer’s patients, and learned first hand the kinds of effects music can bring to those suffering and struggling to maintain their basic humanity. But that is a different subject and not what this album is about.

By comparison, my musical intention is more mundane. It deals with everyday recovery from everyday loss by everyday people. Impermanence is a fact, but it is the fuel upon which life (and nonlife) sustains itself and moves on. Being attuned to the impermanence of beauty, happiness, and peace is a gift, and it teaches valuable lessons for dealing with ugliness, sorrow, and conflict.

For full album notes, see notes on each track or check out my blog at:

compandimprov.wordpress.com/2018/06/25/recovery/

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released June 25, 2018

Recorded at my home in Phoenix, AZ in November 2010.

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Glenn Stallcop Phoenix, Arizona

Glenn Stallcop is a composer, pianist, and a long-time double bassist with the Phoenix Symphony. He has recorded many albums of piano improvisation over the last 20 years. He is a well-established composer with 14 published works for orchestra, 33 chamber music and vocal works, and multiple works for solo piano and double bass. ... more

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