12 ImagesBear Machine
Bear Machine Records announces Michael Sheppard's release12 Images: Prompted Improvisations for Piano Summer 2019
The world is full of phenomenal pianists, each generation playing the masterpieces of the past more brilliantly that the one before. But there was a time when virtuosos wrote and performed their own works, with even fewer still improvising ex tempore - on the spot - leaving listeners awash in the beauty of moments never to be repeated. Michael Sheppard is just such an artist, bringing forth music from the landscape of his imagination, conjuring a kaleidoscope of emotion through his mastery of the piano.
After hearing of Michael's power to wow audiences in recital halls and online alike, Bear Machine Records reached out to capture some of these fleeting musical moments late in the summer of 2018. Michael journeyed south to Florida, and the team worked tirelessly, eventually capturing over 80 different improvisations over just four days. 12 Images: Prompted Improvisations for Piano is the first collection from those sessions.
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Michael Sheppard - Phenomenal pianist. Penetrating musicianship. Virtuosic soloist. These words-and many others-have been written into permanence in infinite reviews, ovations, and awards to describe Michael Sheppard. Though Michael's accomplishments are innumerable when it comes to his most well-known art, piano, he (like many other artistic and talented musicians), stands at the crossroads of sever...