Press Reviews

"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 in the playing."  Washington Post

"Chappell is a consummate craftsman; a sensitive pianist and gifted melodist..." Keyboard Magazine

"Chappell has demonstrated a distinct mastery of the melody, brimming with refreshingly romantic lushness."  The Manila Bulletin

"...Chappell puts you in a melodic and musical trance when he performs..."  Woman Today Magazine   

"...powerful, evocative melodies..." Trend Magazine

"...ventures into the most intimate realms of the human heart."  Sun Star Philippine

"...emotive, evocative melodies leave us aching for more."  Pathways Magazine

"...moving and enjoyable...a must for the collection of anyone who loves uplifting piano music."  New Age Journal

 

Reviews

Dear Jim, Thank you thank you THANK YOU for the wonderful autographed gift of your new CD. I received it last Monday and as per my normal ritual, must listen to it through entirely at least 8-10 times before I decide my favorites. And I do believe it is 'Rise'. What a joyful song - and the cover photo fits it perfectly. "Diamonds in Her Eyes' is one of your classic sounds - puts a lump in my throat for absolutely no reason except that it is such a beautiful song. Same with "A Longer Kiss". I would love to hear an arrangement of "Diamonds" similar to 'Mockingbird Days' with the guitar, chimes & sounds like strings. (synthesizer?) Next - and this one grew on me as it was not one of my favorites right off the bat - "Graduation". There's a part in there that is very similar to another one of your songs but I can't remember which one! And finally, "I Knew I'd Love You" - that's another one that would be breathtaking with a background arrangement. The melody is just captivating - and a bit sad too. Makes me wonder if the recipient of that love is loving in return. All in all, you never disappoint. I have to tell you, since I started listening to Pandora, I have been introduced to so many new piano artists. I have a "Jim Chappell" radio station, so all similar artists are played. There are a small handful whose CDs I have purchased. But, and I don't know whether it's because your music has been with me through so many different ups and downs of my life over the last 18 years or so, no other artist touches me the way your music does. Thank you Jim - you make me smile.

Peggy


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