>I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving….

>Hi there,

I hope you enjoyed the Holiday weekend. It was a much needed break from moving for me. The week before I had moved to a “new” remodeled home here in Malibu, and I’m still dealing with a lot of boxes, but the time with family, friends, food, and great weather here was just what I needed. I had an unconventional meal: pasta, mashed potatoes and chocolate cake, but I wasn’t cooking so it was perfect! Hopefully the boxes will be gone soon; moves are hard, but I do feel inspired on the piano with the new location.

I do have good news, and thank you’s too: Twilight & Blues got a very nice review in DownBeat magazine, and a recent editorial page in Jazz Times magazine, #2 on one radio chart, currently, just popped back up on another radio chart, and holding steady on yet another. THAT’S GREAT NEWS coming three months after it’s August release. I know a lot of people are considering Holiday music right now, but there’s no need to stop listening and playing Twilight & Blues, in fact I think tracks like, “What’s Going On” are perfect for Holiday: if you take away the religious element of the Holidays, I think it’s a time for peace and generosity of spirit which is at the heart of that track, as well as many others that I play. The message of that song is one that should continue to be heard as long as possible.

I will be doing a showcase in Manhattan for the APAP booking conference if you will be around for that: 4:00 Saturday January 9, 2010 at the New York Hilton/Gibson Showroom. Please come if you can.

Well, I’m planning a big CD sale soon, and I’ll keep you posted on that, but for now, it’s back to composing, and the rest of the boxes!

Take care and enjoy the day,

Lisa