AUGUST SKY Solo Piano CD by Rich Smith Album graphic design & photos by Maureen Lin 6 tracks improvised and recorded in the last week of August, 2001 at Rich's studio. Release date: August 31, 2001 TRACK LISTING: 1. Cloud Painting 7:57 2. Morning Sun 6:17 3. Battle of the Birds 11:00 4. August Sky 14:18 5. Coloring the Waves 7:41 6. Crystal Moon 6:44 CD total playing time: 54:13 P & © 2001 Rich Smith / Rich Smith Music (ASCAP) REVIEWS: 'After purchasing 'August Sky' on 3rd Street, I listened to it during my hour-drive home. The music literally took my breath away. I was so amazed by the compositions that I stayed in my car an extra half an hour listening to them. It took just that one night on 3rd Street for Rich Smith to become my new favorite composer.' ~ Naomi Hong, Hacienda Heights, CA QUOTES ABOUT RICH SMITH 'From the first time I watched Rich Smith perform, it's so memorable and unforgettable that the impact lasted. It's like when you see a movie and it stays with you for a lifetime. His music possesses a very strong sense of melodic flow, though improvised, as if it was played many times before. I've never seen anything like it. It's soaring, mesmerizing, amazing!' ~ Guy Marshall, Los Angeles Producer 'Rich Smith is an exemplary pianist/composer whose music excites me with every stroke of the keys. His music is varied and wonderful. Go see him!' ~ Mark Ferber, Los Angeles Philharmonic Association 'Rich Smith has the ability to move audiences with his improvisations like I've never seen before!' ~ Paul Tavenner, Los Angeles Producer.