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Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1

by Neil “Nail” Alexander

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    My very first Solo Piano CD! If you buy the whole CD you'll also get 5 (that's FIVE) Bonus Tracks, including extra tunes and alternate takes; PLUS: Special PDF Liner notes written by Paul Stark [http://www.paulstark.name] AND a lead sheet for my classic tune "Whisper Of Angels." Ya can't lose. Plus, each track is available for "Pay What You Want". If you should choose to go that way. :)
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  • "Darn That Dream" Limited Edition CD
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    Shrinkwrapped Glossy full color cardboard sleeve with artwork by Linda Palmer [@ponor], Photos by Peter Salo and Vincent Mineo; with full color on disc printing. Ooh, shiny!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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Sirabhorn 07:15
Epilogue 07:07


My very first solo piano CD! Inspired by lots of people.
About the work:
The idea of making a solo piano record is not new for me. It goes back to 1978, when I found myself alone in a sunlight room at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. I played for what felt like hours. I was 18.

“Darn That Dream” is in fact about this dream – my dream of recording solo piano music. I wanted to strike a balance between my own personal style, a contemporary classical aesthetic and more traditional jazz approach, using the harmonic concepts that I’ve been developing over the last few years. But it was only when I got past the fear of not it being technically perfect that I was able to record music that genuinely reflects my personal musical vision.

The finished CD is a blend of original music, some favorite jazz
compositions anda handful of improvisations. Tracks 2,3,7,9,10 & 11 were improvised. There is a web page at:
with lots more info. Thanks for listening!
Read what folks are saying:


released January 5, 2013

Recorded January 4th & 5th 2011 at The Falcon, Marlboro NY
Recording engineered by Neil Alexander; assisted by Allen Wentz
Mixed October 2011 by Ryan Ball at the Gearbox, Paramus NJ
Mastered April 2012 by Silas Brown/Legacy Sound New Rochelle NY

All songs C & P 2011 Neil Alexander/Meate Dream Music B.M.I.
"Darn That Dream" by Jimmy Van Heusen & Eddie DeLange / Range Road Music, INC., Jerry Leiber Music, Silver Seahorse Music LLC, Scarsdale Music Corporation;
"My Foolish Heart" by Victor Young & Ned Washington / Patti Washington Music, Catherine Hinen Music, Chappell & Co.;
"Sirabhorn" By Pat Metheny / Pat Meth Music Corp;
and "Brise De Coeur" By John McLaughlin / Borderline Music BMI


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Neil “Nail” Alexander Newburgh

“All music is crossover”. I'm Neil Alexander, a pianist, synthesist and composer from Newburgh, NY. I've played thousands of gigs in every style in 30+ years of making music, & have had ample opportunity to see where different styles intersect and how music crosses over. My music ranges from hi energy jams to greasy funk; sweet ballads, ambient electronica, drum 'n' bass & more. Have a listen. :) ... more

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