On November 30 , 2012, Stan recorded at Euphoria Studios in Manhattan for 8 hours. He was offered two ways to record: One result would be a CD recording that sounded like it was done in the studio. The second way, which was more difficult, would sound as if the piano was in the car or room with you when you played the CD. Stan chose this method, resulting in a dramatically increased presence in the sound of the piano, it sounds like you are right next to the piano when you play the CD. This method of recording allowed no overdubs, each track had to be recorded straight through from beginning to end. The resulting sound, on a fantastic Yamaha Grand Piano, is an elegant journey through Stan's piano arrangements and interpretations. When listening to this CD one can hear all the echoes of years of training. The finesse and grandeur of a truly classical training blaze forth in glorious details in finger dexterity.
About the Musician:
At age 69 Stan Wiest records his first solo piano CD featuring The American Songbook to critically aclaimed revues. Stan Wiest has performed for Barbara Walters, Sally Jessy Raphael, Tony Randall, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, wedding for Royal Family of Sri Lanka, The Du Pont wedding, wedding for Family member of Conductor Arturo Toscaninni as well as for the Tonight Show Band .
Stan also was an actor on the television soap opera "Another World- Bay City and Somerst" and worked on stage in Manhattan with Adrienne Barbeau and in films "The Diary Of A Mad Housewife with Richard Benjamin and "The Angel Levine: with Harry Belafonte and Zero Mostel.
"It is as beautiful of piano playing as one would ever want to hear. It's absolutely delicious. It's gorgeous. Wonderful renditions of these songs. Each and every one a classic song. And you do a beautiful job, a masterful job on them. I want to compliment you on absolutely marvelous piano playing. A great great keepsake album. It simply could not have been better. It really is a group of brilliantly played selections. It's as good as it gets. And you have every right to be proud of it." (Paul Richards, Program Director,WHLI)