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MP3 Jim Bajor - Gentle Images
Solo Acoustic New-Age Piano Music. From Ambient to melodic to almost intense. Many people say it reminds them of George Winston.
10 MP3 Songs
NEW AGE: Ambient, CLASSICAL: Contemporary
Jim Bajor was born in Detroit Michigan some 40 years ago. He began taking piano lessons at the age of five and continued studying privately for the next twenty years. He attended Wayne State University where he concentrated on Jazz.
He started making his full time living playing piano right out of High School. Jim wrote a lot of introspective pieces for piano and wanted very much to record them. With a little bit of money and with the help of many dedicated friends he recorded his first LP in an old building in Detroit that housed a famous piano store Smiley Brothers. He got permission to use a Bosendorfer after hours and friends donated recording equiptment and he was off and running. Initially only 1000 records were pressed.
Totally through self promotion he got several local radio stations to play it in regular rotation. The album began to sell and Jim peddled to the local music stores himself on consignment. The sales were good and the reviews were great. This was in 1986. There was one big problem though. The digital age was arriving and the recording sorely lacked the quality of a digital recording and of course was not available on CD.
So with a loan and the sales of the records Jim went to a state of the art digital studio and re-recorded the album and re-released it in 1987 on CD. Soon many distributors across the country were calling for it and it ended up selling about 20,000 copies. Much to Jim''s surprise he got a call from NARAS one day informing him that it had been chosen as one of the top five nominees for the solo acoustic new-age piano catagory for the Grammy award. Jim didn''t win but it was a tremendous honor for the boy from Detroit Michigan who wasn''t on a major label to be nominated for a Grammy.
Jim went on to record another all original solo piano CD "Gentle Images". This became very popular. Due to many circumstances it has been off the market for about seven years. In the meantime Jim signed a contract with a small independant label Sugo Music in Palo Alto California on which he has released four CD''s. But no recording are closer to JIm''s heart than those on his own label. After many requests for "Gentle Images" Jim decided in 2001 to re-release it, hence here it is. Jim has just recently joined forces with Infoexchange Management Inc. and all his former CD''s will be re-released with a sharp new look and look for him in some exciting new concert dates across the country. Jim is very proud to have his CD''s with CD Baby the most excellent CD retailer for the independant artist on the internet. Thank you Derek Sivers and crew. You''re the best Baby.
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