Soul Story Improvisations

by Peter Kater

In intimate settings over the years, I’ve noticed that I’d feel compelled to play differently depending on who I was playing for. Curious, I started inviting people, one at a time, to lie under the piano while I improvised just for them. Intrigued, I explored further and started sitting and chatting with individuals before playing for them and noticed that while listening to their life stories I’d hear melodies and segments of music in my head. This evolved into what I now call “Piano Readings”; improvised pieces of music inspired by and played for individuals while lying under my piano that I would record professionally and give to them so they could listen to it over and over again. This album is a collection of some of my favorite segments. I hope you enjoy these deeply felt, very personal, solo piano Soul Stories.

– Peter Kater

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“Soul Story offers a listening experience that will prompt you to think differently about every human soul around you.”

– Jonathan Widran

“Music like this touches your soul. Every track will leave a lasting effect on you. One of the most beautiful and meaningful recordings of 2022.”

– Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck-New Age Music Reviews Founder

“Soul Story expresses intimacy and connection that transcends words, flowing effortlessly from one soul to another.”

– Kathy Parsons (Mainly Piano)

“Kater’s delicacy here manifests a masterful performance . . . sublime fluency . . . simply breathtaking . . . a completely gratifying musical experience.”

– Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

“Refined, graceful, and elegant, this is an album to love in every regard. It’s breathtakingly beautiful music. Peter has perfectly captured and portrayed the “stories,” nuances, and rich textures of life. Outstanding.”

– Dyan Garris (New Age CD & New Age Notes Radio)

2x Grammy Winning/Multi-Platinum selling Pianist/Composer Peter Kater has been a leading innovator of contemporary instrumental music for over 3 decades. He’s received many awards and accolades for his rich and diverse music including 14 Grammy Award nominations and two Grammy wins. He’s released over 70 critically acclaimed recordings and has scored the music for over 100 television and film productions including 11 On & Off-Broadway dramatic plays. From solo piano and contemporary jazz ensembles to full orchestral works, his cross-genre music is heard all over the world from the Olympics to Carnegie Hall. He is known for his many groundbreaking collaborations with musicians such as Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai; Sting guitarist Dominic Miller and Sacred Chantress Snatam Kaur. And as an avid environmentalist and humanitarian Peter is a proud recipient of the Environment Leadership Award from the United Nations.

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