Gary Clark/ Piano
....'Gary Clark's touch is magical'.... PIANIST..... ARRANGER.....COMPOSER The opportunity to produce a solo record has always exerted a peculiar fascination over many musicians, be it to attain new dimensions of musical freedom or to make a statement as clearly defined as possible about one's own position as an artist. Gary Clark has always shown his preference for piano solos. His first self produced CD,'Gary Clark/Simply Grand' has been positively reviewed by international critics. A stimulating and highly enjoyable album.First casting his spell over both fans and musicians with his special arrangement of 'Over The Rainbow/When You Wish Upon A Star'. Upon release, Barbara Taylor, president of Rising Star Records signed Gary to record a medley of two great Anthony Newley compositions, 'Pure Imagination/The Candy Man' for the highly acclaimed compilation CD entitled 'Young At Heart'. Gary's stunning arrangement and performance of these classics is pure piano pleasure! Gary's second CD, 'Simply Grand 2' was released and again displayed piano playing of heartfelt emotion and great variety. Strongly attracted to melody, Gary gravitates to some of the greatest songs ever written for the Simply Grand collections. His haunting interpretation of 'The Nearness Of You', received continuous rotation around the country's new age and acoustic programming radio stations. The positive response gained Simply Grand 2 airing of all tracks and Gary's popularity increased. Gary Randall Clark, born July 6,in Miami Florida to a musical family, started playing the piano by ear at the age of 4, when a toy piano appeared under the Christmas tree. Inspired by the great vocalists, the popular and jazz pianists of our time, Gary developed his own exciting style and technique. Playing with his heart and mind, his very expressive hands sing on the ivories; always holding a surprise in store for the listener. Gary's third release, simply titled 'PIANO', again showcases his superb taste in material and not only demonstrates his growth as an artist, but the possibilities of the sounds of his instrument. Listen and enjoy the magic of Gary Clark. .......Gary Clark has the ability to define his song through vivid piano images'.... Lee Prosser---jazzreview.com.