Songs of Changing Light, released January 1, 2018, is Kathryn's seventh album. As co-producer Will Ackerman says, "Kathryn has created her most personal collection by gathering her favorite solos and, in some cases, stripping away other instruments to reveal the essence of pieces of which had previously been ensembles. This collection is a brilliant statement by a remarkably talented composer and pianist." Reviewer Bill Binkelman wrote that, "each song features only Kaye’s delicate piano playing, making these pieces even more intimate and personal than the original recordings." Pianist and reviewer Kathy Parsons wrote that Kathryn "has the most incredible velvet touch on the piano keys I have ever heard." The album was number 2 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart for January, and has continued to be in the Top 20. Songs of Changing Light was also ranked 28th on One World Music for April 2018. You can find reviews and interviews with Kathryn on One World Music (oneworldmusic.co.uk).

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Songs of Changing Light, released January 1, 2018, is Kathryn's seventh album. As co-producer Will Ackerman says, "Kathryn has created her most personal collection by gathering her favorite solos and, in some cases, stripping away other instruments to reveal the essence of pieces of which had previously been ensembles. This collection is a brilliant statement by a remarkably talented composer and pianist." Reviewer Bill Binkelman wrote that, "each song features only Kaye’s delicate piano playing, making these pieces even more intimate and personal than the original recordings." Pianist and reviewer Kathy Parsons wrote that Kathryn "has the most incredible velvet touch on the piano keys I have ever heard." The album was number 2 on the ZMR Top 100 Chart for January, and has continued to be in the Top 20. Songs of Changing Light was also ranked 28th on One World Music for April 2018. You can find reviews and interviews with Kathryn on One World Music (oneworldmusic.co.uk).

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Songs of Changing Light is available at the usual online outlets, including CD Baby, iTunes, and amazon. You can also order Songs of Changing Light in other ways, depending on whether you would like an autographed copy. The cost is about the same. 

The instructions for an autographed CD are applicable only if you have it delivered to an address in the U.S.  Postage is significantly higher for persons living in other countries, averaging about $14 (USD). If you live outside the States, but would like an autographed copy of the CD, and you have a PayPal account, enter $24 (USD, $10 for the CD and $14 for postage) instead of $14, and otherwise follow the directions below.

  1. For a copy of the album without an autograph, you can go to CD Baby by clicking here,      OR...
  2. You can order an autographed copy directly from Kathryn through PayPal in five simple steps:   
    • Go to PayPal by clicking here, and log in to your account;
    • Click on "Send & Request;"
    • Click on "Pay for Goods or Services;"
    • Enter Kathryn's PayPal account, which is:  kathrynkaye.finalnotes@protonmail.com, then click "Next;"
    • On the PayPal payment page, enter $14, which includes shipping and handling by First Class U.S. Mail, and below this, where it says "Add a Note," enter your name and mailing address.
    • Kathryn will sign your CD, and the CD Fairy will see that it is delivered to you by a uniformed agent of the United States Government.

Bill Binkelman, of Zone Music Reporter (ZMR), had this to say about Songs of Changing Light:

“I have extolled the talents of Kathryn Kaye numerous times, but hearing her playing these wonderful compositions again, some of which are new to a solo version, reminds me why I have heaped such praise on her. Her emotive and expressive playing is a reminder that few instruments are better than a piano at conveying deep, rich, emotional resonance.”

Other recent reviews of Kathryn's new CD (with links):

Keith Hannaleck (New Age Music Reviews)

Kathryn Kaye is one of those artists in the New Age genre that is instantly recognizable. If you have any familiarity at all with this type of music you will understand where I am coming from. 

I have covered several of her releases and I always anticipate a wonderful listening experience. Over the years she has obliged. 

With Songs of Changing Light (A Compilation of Piano Solos) she selects fourteen of her favorite tracks covering the time span from 2011 to 2017. 

The natural world that surrounds her gives her divine inspiration to create beautiful music. With this compilation she has stripped away any additional instruments that were on the tracks originally.  This will give each individual listener the opportunity to hear the stand-alone beauty of the ivory keys in all their glory. With the silky touch of Kathryn, you get some of the best examples of her artistry on this CD. 

When I hear this music, it sounds to me like it is an extension of the individual delivering the music. Only an enlightened and spiritual person can create such beautiful sounds with one instrument. This woman is one of those with the gift. It flows through her soul to her fingertips, then the magic begins with the manipulation of the piano keys. 

Each track is a separate testament to the natural talent of an inspirational artist. This music is very elegant, and ultimately it relaxes your entire body, then the mind will follow. It is a simple recipe for wellness of the body, mind and spirit. 

Songs of Changing Light is a must have collection of tracks that any music lover could appreciate. If you do enjoy instrumental piano music, this is a real gem. 

5/5 Stars 

Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck, New Age Music Reviews, January 27, 2018 

Kathy Parsons (MainlyPiano.com)

For the past several years, it seems that the first review I’ve written each year was for a new album by pianist/composer Kathryn Kaye. I really can’t think of a better way to start the new year! Kathryn Kaye has the most incredible velvet touch on the piano keys I have ever heard. Songs of Changing Light is her seventh album in as many years and is a compilation of fourteen pieces inspired by light and nature. The pieces were chosen from each of Kaye’s previous six albums, and this time they are all presented as piano solos. What an amazing treat this music is - from one heart to another with grace, beauty and that amazing touch. I have always enjoyed the additional instrumentation from Will Ackerman’s very impressive crew of artists, but Kaye’s music in solo form is so delicate, expressive and intimate. Even though it’s my first review of the year, I can promise that Songs of Changing Light will be on my Favorites list for 2018! 

The album begins with “Winter’s Deepest Sleep” from Kaye’s 2017 release, Reflected In a Flowing Stream. As a solo, the beauty of Kaye’s lyrical melody and expressive touch gently soothe and caress the senses. “Summer Afternoon” is languid and lazy, feeling something like a sweet daydream. “Taos Song” was one of my favorites from Kaye’s 2010 debut, Dreaming Still, and I like it even better as a solo. The title song from her 2011 Heavy As a Feather effortlessly drifts on the gentlest of breezes - perfection! “Distances” expresses feelings of longing with a delicate melancholy. “A Lark In the Last Light of Day” makes almost as much use of the space between the notes as the notes themselves - very Impressionistic and elegant. “Willow Waltz” is one of my all-time favorite Kathryn Kaye pieces. Delicate, graceful and bittersweet with a hypnotic slowly-swirling melody, I just love this one! “Adrift in Fading Light” is another favorite, also from Patterns of Sun and Shade (2015) - melancholy, and very poignant. “There Was a Time” seems to be a fairy-tale of sorts told without words. Who needs words with an expressive touch that says so much? I’d be very hard-pressed to choose a favorite between “Willow Waltz” and “Arctic Night,” the closing track on the album. Fortunately, I don’t have to choose, so I won’t. Both pieces are amazing and paint very different pictures. You can almost feel an icy wind in “Arctic Night” as well as experiencing the profound silence of falling snow. 

This is my favorite of Kathryn Kaye’s albums so far! If you are new to her music, this is an excellent place to start. If you have any or all of her previous albums, this one is a must! It is available from https://www.kathrynkaye-music.com/latest-release, Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby. I give Songs of Changing Light my highest recommendation! 

January 2, 2018

Dick Metcalf (Contemporary Fusion Reviews)

Kathryn Kaye beautifully inspiring solo piano Kathryn KayeSONGS OF CHANGING LIGHT:  It’s only fitting that my very first review for 2018 should be such beautifully inspiring solo piano work from Kathryn, whose music has been reviewed in my pages often – most recently in December of 2016 – and her new album is even more inspiring!  Just listen to pieces like “Winter’s Deepest Sleep“, and you’ll hear why I’m so happy to have her touch my spirit through her masterful keyboard work! 

Another of my favorite compositions from Kathryn is “Heavy As A Feather“… her touch on this piece is the envy of many aspiring pianists, and her “pacing” on the song will make your heart soar blissfully towards a New Year that transcends all your others… in fact, that’s a comment I often make about Kathryn’s piano work… she illumines most mystical horizons, and shows you how to rise above the fray with her easy (yet high-energy) tempos. 

There are a total of fourteen wonderful piano works from her previous six albums on this new release, all chosen (I believe) to enlighten listeners from all walks of life, and help them see the light that life can bring… I don’t believe any song in recent memory has touched my soul quite as dramatically as “Adrift In Fading Light“… the more often you listen to this calming and wonderful piano excursion, the better off your year will be! 

The song that (easily) gets my vote for personal favorite of the fourteen deeply moving pieces, though, is simply titled “Distances“… her left-hand solidly anchors the chords, while the right gives you insights into just how far you’ve come, and conveys the excitement of wonders yet to come… one word of advice… at least for your first sitting, be sure you absorb all fourteen of these compositions with your headphones on – you won’t want to miss one note. 

I give Kathryn a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.99 for this intimately personal collection of her works. You’ll “hear” the light shining brilliantly into your life as you listen to Kathryn’s beautiful solo piano work on Songs of Changing Light… it’s music from her soul to yours, and there is no better gift to start a New Year with… I love all fourteen songs on this new release! You can read more about Kathryn and order the album direct from her on the Kathryn Kaye page for the release.       

-Rotcod Zzaj