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All the Pieces

by Lynn Tredeau

A collection of original solo piano music that expresses joy, sorrow, family and enduring love.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Photos Without a Memory
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2. Love for a Lifetime
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3. One Drop Is an Ocean
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4. All in One Place
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5. 910 Taylor
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6. A Weathered Heart
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7. Sea of Amber
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8. Bohemian
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9. Wilson's Pond
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10. Broken Pieces
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11. Precious Handprints
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12. History yet to Come
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The many chapters of my life have been filled with joy, sorrow, family and enduring love. Every experience, every person, every place I have been bring shape to the person I am today. Together they make up All the Pieces of the puzzle that is me.

I am so very grateful to my family, friends & fans that continue to support my journey and so I thank you. You inspire the music and bring meaning to each day. Thank you to all those generous members of my musical family that lift me up and yet still keep me grounded.

Please visit www.lynntredeau.com for sheet music, CDs, downloads and you will find the stories of inspiration for all the music. Be sure to join the mailing list while you are there to discover when I will be performing in your area.

All music composed, produced and performed by Lynn Tredeau
Photography by Jim Gilmore
Graphics by David Tredeau Media Design
Recorded on a Yamaha C6X by WinterGrass Sounds
Mastering by Cass Anawaty at Sonoran Mastering
Distribution by Heart Dance Records

Lynn Tredeau is an American musician who lives and performs in the Pacific Northwest. She got an early start in music and by the time she was six, her parents arranged for a surprise delivery of her first piano. The surprise part was ruined when Lynn took the call from the delivery company confirming the arrival of her piano, but that didn’t dampen her enthusiasm for playing. She was a natural musician and by the time she was sixteen, Lynn had mastered classical music on her piano, played guitar for her school’s jazz band, flute and clarinet in the orchestra, saxophone in the marching band, and played hymns on the pipe organ at church. Early musical influences range from artists like Nate King Cole to bands like Creedence Clearwater Revival.
 
She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. When she and her husband started their family, they relocated to Alaska, where they lived until their children left home to attend college. Lynn taught in the Seattle, WA area until she and her husband retired and settled into rural Idaho. Though she had always wanted to attend college and earn a BA in music, life took Lynn on a different path. She relished her life with her family and devoted most of her time to her husband, children, and home. One year, her husband gifted her with an upright piano to replace the beloved instrument of her childhood. Grateful to have a piano of her own again, she played occasionally—when she could squeeze in a bit of practice between her brood’s many activities. As her children moved into adulthood, music once again became a consuming passion for Lynn. Her dream of owning a grand piano came true, and slowly but surely, she began to transition from playing music others had created, to composing her own original pieces.

After discovering the music of Michele McLaughlin on Pandora, Lynn found her calling in the world of New Age music. She released her debut album, Echoes of Life, in January, 2015, which brought multiple nomination including Best New Artist 2015 by Enlightened Piano. Lynn’s second album, SnowLight (A Christmas Memory), was released in September 2015. It quickly went to #1 on OWMR received many nominations and won Best Holiday Album 2016 at Enlightened Piano Radio. In April of 2016, A New Dream became her third release. This album charted on OWMR top 10 for 8 months, was nominated multiple times and opened a door for Lynn's music to be heard on SiriusXM radio. Album four, titled Shifting Sands, released in May of 2017. After multiple nominations and charting at #8 at Zone Music Reporter, Shifting Sands was nominated for Solo Piano Album of the year at ZMR. Fellowship of Solitude, Lynn's fifth album charted at #7 worldwide and the nominations continued to come. This album was honored with the prestigious Zone Music Reporter (ZMR) 2018 Best Solo Piano Album. She has received glowing reviews: Kathy Parsons of Mainly Piano wrote, “Many of her pieces have a quiet hymn-like quality” and Steve Sheppard from One World Music Radio said, “She has a style that is both gentle and artistically clever…” Dana Wright at New Age Music Reviews noted, “The art of sharing emotion through music has to be one of this artist's greatest talents....” The year 2019 will see Lynn release her sixth album and several joint projects that will take her music into new territory.
 
Though she suddenly lost both of her parents a decade ago, Lynn knows that they would be thrilled to see how many doors music has opened for her. They were always supportive of her endeavors and her song, Beyond the Veil, from her debut album, is dedicated to the two of them. She continues to build her musical legacy and remains open to any path her journey takes her. She still dreams of returning to the many instruments of her youth and trying her hand at building her own arrangements for future albums. Though she is in the beginning stages of a full-time career in music, Lynn’s prodigious talent and success thus far, ensure that she has a long, fulfilling road in music ahead of her.

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"All the Pieces" is the sixth solo piano release from pianist/composer Lynn Tredeau. Elegant and quietly reflective, the album is a look back at the people and events that became the pieces of the puzzle that make up her life. Tredeau’s previous release, "Fellowship of Solitude," was awarded the 2018 Best Solo Piano Album by Zone Music Reporter and her 2015 Christmas album, "SnowLight (A Christmas Memory)," was named Best Holiday Album by Enlightened Piano Radio. She released her debut album, "Echoes of Life," in early 2015 and has been nominated for several other awards as well. A multi-instrumentalist as a child and young adult, Tredeau started piano lessons when she was six, but didn’t start composing her own music until after her family was raised. Obviously, the floodgates are still open - lucky us!

"All the Pieces" begins with “Photos Without a Memory,” and tells the story of someone with Alzheimer’s disease looking through boxes of photos and not remembering any of the people or places pictured in them. Poignant and sad, it’s a beautiful opening piece. “Love for a Lifetime” is a tribute to a “special someone” who goes through life at your side, sharing all that life brings and providing a safe place to be your true self - a tender expression of deep and enduring love. “One Drop is an Ocean” conveys the serene ebb and flow of calm ocean waves - lazy and contented. “A Weathered Heart” is a favorite and reflects on how the experiences of great joy and deep sorrow leave impressions on each person’s heart. Introspective and melancholy, it says so much without the use of words and allows each listener to personalize it for themselves. “Bohemian” is another favorite. It begins rather mysteriously with a freely expressive rhythm. In the second section, the rhythm becomes steadier while the mysterious feeling continues. There are several different themes interwoven into the piece, mirroring the unpredictability of a Bohemian lifestyle. I really like this one! “Precious Handprints” brings to mind those pictures so many of us made for our parents where our hands were painted and we pressed them to paper, preserving impressions of hands as young children. Warmly nostalgic, this piece expresses a mother’s tender memories of innocent times. “History Yet to Come” is a wistful daydream that ponders what lies ahead and brings this lovely album to a gentle, soothing close.

"All the Pieces" is sure to bring Lynn Tredeau many new fans. Check it out!
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Steve Sheppard

Emotive, reflectful, joyful and moving!
It seems almost unbelievable, but this is now Lynn Tredeau’s sixth release, and with each album revealed to this world of music, her strength, talent and skill has grown experientially. However on All the Pieces I believe we have found her best work so far, and it is on this wonderful journey I now willingly travel.
The first doorway opens and we are gifted one of my personal favourite Tredeau compositions of all time, the emotional and moving Photos Without a Memory. I found this track so very emotional, so very personal, the tones and her touching performance reminded me of when my mother died just two years ago, and we had to go and clear her home out, all the pictures, all the treasures, all that had been harvested for a life time, all of those pictures were exactly that, Photos without a Memory, one of, if not the most sensitively played arrangement thus far from the artist.
This amazing start is followed by a moment of equal brilliance with the track Love for a Life Time. Whilst there is a sombre reality to this piece, it is more light hearted than the previous offering, but for me Tredeau perfectly expresses the honest intentions of a couples love over the ages of a truly heartfelt relationship, one where both partners live for the moment. Tredeau is artistically clever and this composition is a fine example of that statement.
There is a decided haunting quality to this next track that is deeply compelling and called One Drop is an Ocean. The tempo is absolutely perfect and added to that, her fluent style here is something to be admired. Tredeau’s skill set is simply marvellous in that within the structure of this track she consistently keeps building layer upon layer of a musical narrative that is so delightfully addictive to listen to, and ends up by creating a true stand out piece with the conclusion of the track.
The smoothness of performance can be highlighted on this next piece called All in One Place. The subtleness of the pause was a treat, while the full flowing presentation was something truly special to feel. There was something about this offering that had a special warmth about it for me, it was a like having a comforting arm around the shoulder, but musically.
The curiously entitled 910 Taylor had a wonderful sense of memory about its construction, the gentle style here seemed for me to be recanting something from the past, a moment of musical reflection no doubt. This then flowed with great delicacy into the next composition entitled A Weathered Heart.
With the half way marker now breached this offering was strong and incredibly moving to listen to, in a way this feels like my song, loves lost, pain felt, happiness, joy, and tears that sting as they fall from the corners of a reflective eye, another cultured moving musical experience from the artist.
Sea of Amber is just what I needed; this spacious moment of musical magic gave me some much needed tranquillity to enjoy. This was a wonderfully scenic offering, one bathed in such a charming narrative of beautiful notes and chords, one could just sit and enjoy the sublime energy of power and calmness when required within this piece.
On Bohemian we had a horse of a completely different colour. This track had a clever unconventional melody and performance style; one could with ease sense the energies of a Parisian nature through the music, in this crafted, artistically styled opus, a literary moment of genius from the artist; music for the vagabond as he wends his way through the streets alone, but happy.
Wilson’s Pond was one of those tracks that suddenly brought back memories of my childhood and those days when nature was more than enough to enthral my spirit and thoughts. Tredeau has done it again, with a wistful performance on the piano, she transports us to a time of simplicity, happiness and sunshine, in those days that just seemed perhaps more perfect than maybe they actually were.
Sometimes some of the shortest tracks turn out to be the sweetest, this next one is a fine example of that, and called Broken Pieces. I adored the chords in this piece and would have been more than happy to have listened to this offering progress over 5 minutes or longer; ambient at heart, smooth and perfect in style, this is the best two minutes and fifty nine seconds I have ever musically spent.
Our penultimate track is called Precious Handprints, this story could indeed take us on a myriad of journeys, never the less Tredeau is on familiar territory here, and brings us a composition that creates an atmosphere of a delicate love so tenderly played, that by the time we arrive at the very last offering off the album we are most than satiated with what has been on our musical plates, but this last gift is a treasure for us to take with us along on our way and called History Yet To Come.
Sometimes it’s easy to be moved by the music of an artist like Tredeau, but that aside for a moment, she now ups the game for the last track and gifts us a composition that manifests an energy layered in emotion, but even more so, of a future that has yet to be written, it may be good, it may not be, but this fine ending performance leaves us, the ever eager listener, waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.
All the Pieces by Lynn Tredeau is by far her best work to date, it’s emotive, reflective, joyful and moving, to capture each of those in one release and truly get the message across with great passion and artistic brilliance, is the mark of a musician who plays from her heart to yours, how could you not recommend an album as good as this, it is in a class of its own.
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