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EXPLORES is now Available!
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:57:17 am »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DECEMBER 5, 2013


JORDAN RUDESS
DREAM THEATER KEYBOARDIST AND AWARD-WINNING APP BUILDER RELEASES
SOLO PIANO ALBUM
“ALL THAT IS NOW”
OUT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3 2013
 
“JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES”
THE INTERACTIVE AURAL AND VISUAL IOS APP RELEASED IN CONJUNCTION WITH ALBUM


JORDAN RUDESS, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy-nominated prog rock band, DREAM THEATER, is releasing his latest solo piano recording, ALL THAT IS NOW, on December 3, 2013. The album contains 13 pieces, composed and performed by JORDAN on his favorite instrument, a 9-foot Steinway concert grand piano. The album was created as part of a PledgeMusic crowdsourcing campaign in which almost 1,000 fans pledged between $10 to $5,000 in exchange for updates on his recording process and a battery of prizes ranging from private lessons to backstage passes. The PledgeMusic campaign also raised money for RUDESS’ upcoming orchestral album which will be released early in 2014.

Says RUDESS, “This album is very close to my heart. For years, I searched until I found the instrument of my dreams that would be the perfect extension of my musical thought, playing literally every piano I could find all over the world. I found my concert grand seven years ago and, ever since, my deepest musical connection occurs when I play my Steinway. It is my lifetime goal to purely translate the music in my mind, to my hands and then onto the keyboard. This album captures the magic of that connection. The recording was done simply in the piano room of my house using just my Steinway D and Earthworks microphones. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

In addition to his solo piano CD, ALL THAT IS NOW, RUDESS has also released a WIZDOM MUSIC interactive iOS app, “JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES,” which enables an interactive aural and visual experience with the music from the CD. JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES was created by Jordan with developer Joe Zobkiw to explore the intersection between the traditional and electronic world we all live in.

In addition to playing in DREAM THEATER, RUDESS, voted "Best Keyboardist of All Time" by Music Radar Magazine, is the President of a successful music App development company WIZDOM MUSIC (www.wizdommusic.com), creators of award-winning apps such as MorphWiz, SampleWiz, and Geo Synthesizer.  Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including LMR, his newest side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, David Bowie, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein, Enrique Iglesias, Tony Williams, Jan Hammer and the Paul Winter Consort. DREAM THEATER’s newest self-titled album was released this fall on Roadrunner Records. The band will begin a whirlwind 14-month world tour in January, 2014. Their full-length concert DVD, Live at Luna Park, released last month went immediately to #1 on the Music DVD charts.

Purchase ALL THAT IS NOW here:
iTunes Store - http://allthatisnow.jordanrudess.com
Cdbaby.com - http://cdbaby.com/cd/jordanrudess13
Amazon.com - http://tiny.cc/xh2i7w
Purchase the “JORDAN RUDESS EXPLORES” app here:
iTunes Store - http://explores.jordanrudess.com
Learn more about Jordan’s PledgeMusic campaign and pledge here:
PledgeMusic - http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/jordanrudess

ALL THAT IS NOW   Track List   50:18   
 1.  Flash of Hope          04:33   
 2.  Pacific Waves         03:38   
 3.  Spectral Haze         04:23   
 4.  A Last Goodbye       03:43   
 5.  State of Being         03:01   
 6.  Flying into Blue         03:30   
 7.  A Thousand Years      03:20   
 8.  Uncovered                     03:35   
 9.  The Telling                   04:37   
10.  Altitude High                 04:06   
11.  The Untouchable Truth      04:35   
12.  Looking Beyond                02:57   
13.  Eye Wonder                    04:18