'The Price of Art' is POWERFUL ALL ORIGINAL PIANO. Track after track demonstates the technical and emotional punch Mark Gardner uniquely provides. Mark is a rebel. Although classically trained at such prestigious music centers as North Texas State University, Cedar Valley College, and University of Texas, he ran away to California and joined the rock band 'Traveler,' playing keyboards at some of L.A.'s hottest underground clubs. Unsatisfied, he returned to the medium that is his own, powerful solo piano. Mark demonstrates that classical piano as an art form is alive. Selections from Mark's first and homegrown CD, 'Original Piano' were featured on major classical stations in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. This CD represents his first work created in a truly professional environment. Ed Woolley, Recording Engineer at Firehouse Studios, was able to capture the true essence of Mark's rambunctious playing. Capitol Studios provided the venerable ears of Ron McMaster to control the final mix. Capital also utilized their world-renowned underground catacomb echo chambers to provide a rich resonance not available to most in this digital world. Mark's music is addictive and enriching.