My Sunday Best
Pianist John Baumgardner releases his debut CD, 'My Sunday Best.' Often told to 'slow down and stop playing so fast,' John takes slowing down to the extreme on this collection. 'My Sunday Best' is subtitled 'Ten piano solos for the close of the day' and features fresh, reflective, modernized arrangements of traditional church hymns. Growing up playing the piano in church, John started arranging music after he began to become bored with playing the same hymns over and over. 'They had nice melodies and lyrics, but after hearing them so often, they kind of lost their meaning. If you're familiar with these songs, then hopefully these arrangements will breathe some new life into them for you. If you haven't heard of the songs, then hopefully they've been in adapted in a way that you'd never guess that most of them were originally written more than 100 years ago.'