Of Those Now Gone
Beauty through melody. That's the heart and center of 'Of Those Now Gone,' the first disc of solo piano work from Michael Hanna. Struck against a fluid background of rolling chords, stories are played out on black and white, each a lament for that which will never be again. The album is comprised of seven originals and four arrangements of traditional songs, all performed in Michael's passionate style. Smooth and relaxing, his music evokes a peace and a gentle nostalgia, perfect for reflection and meditation. 'The first time I heard Michael's music, I was really moved by it. His beautiful melodies and the incredible expression with which he plays make the music unfold like a sad story...as a visual person, I always value music that paints an interesting picture. 'Of Those Now Gone' really does that.' -Scott Fielder, photographer and director.