In a Mellow Mood (Piano Ballads)
In and around the dune and lake country of northwest lower Michigan, where high quality music of all genres is plentiful and appreciated, David Chown's elegant interpretations of timeless jazz standards and romantic ballads are well known. A versatile pianist, his repertoire ranges from such classical composers as Chopin, Debussy, and Bach to popular love songs to flowing Latin rhythms to toe tapping swing, blues, and boogie numbers. But he owes his signature style on the piano keyboard to his warm and lyrical interpretations of melodies written by the likes of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, and Henry Mancini, to name a few. David's music brings instant pleasure to those seeking a tranquil moment in their busy lives. Some devotees seek an interlude at home for their listening enjoyment, perhaps to share a quiet moment in front of a warming log fire on a cold evening. Others, rekindling memories of times past, find pleasure listening during a romantic candlelight dinner. There are those who say listening to one of David's CD's on the car stereo system shortens a turnpike journey or brightens back road windings through Michigan's pine, birch, and maple countryside. Whatever the setting, David's piano artistry persuades you to put other business aside, let the heart rate slow, and just plain enjoy. The music on this CD is David Chown at his best in a mellow mood. Liner notes by David Lean, composer of Wondered How I'd Meet You.