The Best of Jim Chappell

by Jim Chappell

Released 2017
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2017
Unspeakable Freedom Music
At last a sparkling collection of Jim's most beloved solo piano pieces!
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This long-awaited Best of Jim Chappell "solo" album is full of passionately recorded, newly updated versions of fan favorites, along with 2 free bonus tracks. Solo piano at it's best!

"Chappell's piano melodies are timeless, moving...captivating..." Billboard magazine

"Acoustic piano soloist Jim Chappell weaves an intricate musical tapestry, creating a wide range of moods, colors, and themes. Powerfully visual music." The Boston Globe

"Chappell sounds fresh, but also familiar right away...there's a genuine emotionalism …
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Something to Turn To

by Jim Chappell

Released 2014
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2014
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano. Gorgeously cinematic; romantically visual, human relationships music. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Something To Turn To" purchaser comments:

"Something To Turn To Jim Chappell's new album is filled with absolutely beautiful melodies. I have shared his new album with several friends and we all agree that it is such a pleasure to sit back , relax and ENJOY!! Keep on composing Jim, we love the music." -Lisa M.

"Great album. This new album "Something to turn to" is very relaxing. It has wonderful songs. I love every song …
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Serenity Rush

by Jim Chappell

Released 2002
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2002
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano. There is definitely a "serene" vibe that washes over and stays with you upon hearing this album. One of Jim's best selling releases. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Serenity Rush" purchaser comments:

"Absolutely powerful music! Serenity Rush is simply a fascinating blend of music. The heart and soul that Jim puts into his music flows through each song in the album and touches every listeners inner self. If you don't have Serenity Rush yet...you'd better get one now!" -Marwin Morado

"Your music takes my breath and touches my soul...Once again Jim's music delivers me to the sweetest place within myself. The …
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Acadia

by Jim Chappell

Released 1996
Gallery Records/Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 1996
Gallery Records/Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano Ensemble Music composed on site in beautiful Acadia National Park, Maine, USA. Jim took his tape recorder out to various popular locations for inspiration. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Acadia" purchaser comments:

"Jim Chappell Acadia- I love Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island. Discovering Jim Chappell's tribute to it was a great experience for me. I listen to it frequently and I can see the places in my mind as I listen to the CD. I recommend it to anyone who loves Acadia as I do." -Denise Donahue

"Love this CD, the music is so relaxing. Listen to it almost everyday! Buy It …
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Rise

by Jim Chappell

Released 2009
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2009
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Solo Piano. A great mood lifter led by the compelling title track. A unique addition to Jim's other solo piano releases. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Rise" purchaser comments:

"I liked the free mp3 download of 'Rise' so much that I purchased the whole album and haven't been disappointed. Every piece is beautiful, smooth, and bright. You can listen to the samples to get a good idea of what's on it. It's relaxing, enjoyable, happy music and I love it! All of the pieces are excellent, but I especially enjoy 'Graduation Day.'" -jayesem

"I just love this album. So soothing …
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Into the Fresh Beyond

by Jim Chappell

Released 2012
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2012
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano Ensemble Music. Jim brings a certain sweetness and playfulness to life with this one. The overall mood here is uplifting, refreshing, and lighthearted. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Into The Fresh Beyond" purchaser comments:

"I wish I knew more about Jim Chappell. What makes him tick? He writes just what I want to listen to so much that it is eerie." -Jennifer Lindsay-tevelow

"Another WONDERFUL album. Been a fan since his first album. Love the titles of all songs. Just melts the heart." -Rita Stachowski

"I didn't think anything could top Jim's 'Rise' album for relaxing, easy listening music, but this is at …
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Comfort Songs

by Jim Chappell

Released 2008
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2008
Unspeakable Freedom Music
A Soothing, Inspiring Piano Compilation release drawn from some of Jim's more popular previous albums. Rich and Relaxing. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Comfort Songs" purchaser comments:

"This CD is so soothing. When I am at work and everything is hectic, I immediately put this album on. I hit shuffle and REPEAT...ahhhhhhhhh...all better!" -K. Johnson

"Stellar, as always. Good combination of new compositions and familiar favorites. Jim's ability to reach into our hearts and souls with his music continues to amaze me." -Peggy Bush

"I first heard this album on a website that a friend sent …
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Nightsongs and Lullabies

by Jim Chappell

Released 1991
Real Music
Released 1991
Real Music
A Soothing, Inspiring album of beautiful piano "duets" with cello, oboe, harmonica, and voice. Features the internationally beloved, poignant piece "Lullaby." Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Nightsongs and Lullabies" purchaser comments:

"This is a favorite! A lifetime treasure to pass on to your children! This CD was one of my children's favorite bedtime music CDs. I have purchased this for gifts." -Kathleen Stinziano

"I like to listen to this when I go to bed. It's so relaxing and helps release all the stress I've carried throughout the day. I sleep so well to this music." -Barbara

"Five Stars... bought this from …
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Laughter At Dawn

by Jim Chappell

Released 1994
Real Music
Released 1994
Real Music
Soothing, Inspiring Solo Piano. A rich collection of piano solos with Jim's signature touch. The title track is a completely "spontaneous improvisation" captured live on tape in the studio. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Laughter At Dawn" purchaser comments:

"Jim Chappell does it again with another beautiful masterpiece of solo piano music. Not since Dusk has an album moved me so much." -S. Lovell

"Laughter At Dawn- Great easy listening album. I have to play every track twice. Jim Chappell is genius and talent at their best." -tommot

"I purchased for me as I am a big Jim Chappell fan! all of his works are magnificent! He is the …
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Honey Wind

by Jim Chappell

Released 2007
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2007
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano Solos. Features the special song "Miracle" Jim wrote for his daughter celebrating her arrival into the world. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Honey Wind" purchaser comments:

"Honey Wind, Beautiful!" -Jane Hocking

"This is an excellent CD. The name of this CD says it all.....very sweet and soft music, in only the manner Jim Chappell could write." -Lover of Chappell music

"The magic is back! To those who have been disappointed by Jim Chappell's last few albums and may have thought the magic has been lost forever, you'd be pleased to hear that the old Jim Chappellian …
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Tender Ritual

by Jim Chappell

Released 1985
Real Music
Released 1985
Real Music
Soothing, Inspiring Solo Piano; Jim's very first album! It captures his essence and originality in a very pleasing and memorable way. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Tender Ritual" purchaser comments:

"Truly Amazing Pianist- Jim Chappell. I own almost everyone of the CD's by Jim Chappell - the Tender Ritual is one of my favorites. It is expresses beauty, warmth and is perfect for any setting. He is truly an amazing and talented pianist/artist. He expresses his amazing talents through his music. Thank you for the happiness you provide through this beautiful music!" -verified Amazon purchaser

"Very Relaxing- Jim Chappell is …
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Dusk

by Jim Chappell

Released 1987
Real Music
Released 1987
Real Music
Soothing, Inspiring Solo Piano that is warm, deep, and moving. There is a truly magical quality to Jim's second album; a definite one of a kind! Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Dusk" purchaser comments:

"Very soothing, good when enjoying beautiful scenery, appreciating God's creation, taking a moments vacation, when contemplating and being thoughtful about life." -Andrea L. Ruffing

"This is perhaps the best album he has recorded. The songs are beautiful and expressive. I play piano, and I like learning them to play myself. They have proven very popular with friends who enjoy piano music." -Stephen K. Mercer

"Jim Chappell is one of those artist who …
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Coming Through

by Jim Chappell

Released 2005
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2005
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano. This album brings forth a great mix of original solo and ensemble tracks including the popular romantic piece "With You." Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Coming Through" purchaser comments:

"Jim Chappell Comes Through Again! This CD is one of Jim's best! I really enjoy listening to his music, particularly late at night when I need to unwind. If you're looking for something to help bring your hectic day to a peaceful ending make sure you order this one!!" -Jesse Gomez

"A great CD! This was my first Chappell cd. I heard one of his songs on satellite tv and decided …
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A Morning Full of Mood

by Jim Chappell

Released 2011
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 2011
Unspeakable Freedom Music
A Soothing, Inspiring Solo Piano Collection of easygoing, yet evocative tracks that create a great background for your day. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"A Morning Full of Mood" purchaser comments:

"A great addition to any music library, this album features 13 new piano solo tracks by the masterful Jim Chappell. Each track sets a different mood, and yet they all meld together beautifully to create an album that is both restful and inspiring. Jim's excellent use of space within his music is evident here again with this latest album. Sure to be a hit with long time fans as …
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Living The Northern Summer

by Jim Chappell

Released 1989
Real Music
Released 1989
Real Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano Ensemble Music. A best seller! Jim took his favorite childhood memories of growing up in Michigan and spun them into rich, story-like, memorable melodies. "Embrace of a Lifetime" was written for his father. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Living The Northern Summer" purchaser comments:

"A 'must have' for the 'New Age' or 'Smooth Jazz' fan. This album is one of the best in this genre--whatever you choose to call it. It presents a series of musical vignettes that recall the innocence of childhood and it is almost magical in transporting the listener to that lost and happy time. The tunes are all top quality and are refreshingly engaging--unlike the dreamy ambiance of some …
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The EarthSea Series Volume 1

by Jim Chappell

Released 1994
Real Music
Released 1994
Real Music
Soothing, Inspiring Piano Ensemble Music. A colorful, whimsical, and engaging collection of original songs featuring the poignant "Precious Memories." 15% of album sales donated to protect the environment. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"EarthSea Series Volume 1" purchaser comments:

"Very Beautiful !!!" -Lewis E. Howell

"Relaxed and upbeat - great for playing during a dinner party." -Zoomlens

"If you're looking for a perfect upbeat acoustic piano with flute, harmonica, oboe, etc. of jim chappell, then presto, this is the right stuff! The sound is crystal clear. The beat is almost the same as with his Living the Northern Summer album it has also a few slow beat tracks. This is …
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Saturday's Rhapsody

by Jim Chappell

Released 1990
Real Music
Released 1990
Real Music
Inspiring Piano Ensemble. Here we have an intriguing collection of eclectically rich, and emotionally evocative tracks with varied instrumentation. A true stand out album in Jim's catalog. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Saturday's Rhapsody" purchaser comments:

"Endearing- I would have to say that this album reflects life's colours through its melodies, from the joyous to the somber to light and dark moods. I bought this CD from Amazon because I could not get over the beautiful music that time and time again plays in my head. It is truly memorable and oftentimes it takes me back to my teenage years when I was carefree and at times …
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In Search of the Magic

by Jim Chappell

Released 1992
Real Music
Released 1992
Real Music
Adult Contemporary Instrumentals. Jim's first "band sounding" studio album expressing his more rhythmic side with bass, drums, saxophone, electric guitar etc. Lots of national radio airplay received on this one.. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"In Search of the Magic" purchaser comments:

"Great Music! Nice to have some easy to listen to music! I just recently discovered this artist and am glad I did!" -Island Girl

The Los Angeles Times: "Chappell's album, 'In Search of the Magic,' made the Gavin Report's Top 10 Adult Alternative list of 1992 along with such artists as Pat Metheny, k.d. lang and Larry Carlton.
'In Search of the Magic' signaled the change of orientation …
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Over the Top

by Jim Chappell

Released 1993
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 1993
Unspeakable Freedom Music
This is Jim's contemporary jazz album that went to #1 on the national radio airplay charts with an upbeat, edgier sound; featuring sax, bass, drums, and electric guitar along with Jim's sparkling piano playing. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Jim Chappell is an American smooth jazz pianist with a wonderful talent. The introduction of each composition is carefully arranged adding a trigger to joy of the melodies. Most impressive 'The way of the wind' track is elevating and creatively arranged when the simplicity of melodies attracts the listening pleasures." Ultra-Digital.com

Allmusic Review by Jonathan Widran:

"The best smooth jazz album of 1994 is remarkable not only for Chappell's trademark melodies, but also the energetic …
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Manila Nights

by Jim Chappell & Hearsay

Released 1994
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Released 1994
Unspeakable Freedom Music
Contains Jim's most aggressive sounding arrangements to date creating a "major musical departure" from his more relaxed projects. Arranged for and recorded with his touring band at the time. Listen To Sample Tracks:
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"Jim Chappell's Manila Nights [w/ Hearsay] is fresh contemporary jazz at it's best." -AdriaNnLA

"The inventive jazz overtones of Jim Chappell and fellow musicians Hearsay capture a feel free melodic journey into the twilight world of Manila Nights. A contemporary jazz sound with a freshness and style all its own." -AllMusic Review by AllMusic