From the Beginning to the End

by Rob J Kennedy



From the Beginning to the End, is an album for piano and percussion. Both go together so well; the piano is a percussion instrument. A hammer strikes the strings on a piano like a drumstick or a brush strikes the skins on a drum or a cymbal.

There are more forms in jazz than there are in any other styles of music. I’m not sure I have added another form with this album, but I’m calling this sad jazz.

I believe jazz is the freest form of music. Jazz came out of the American Civil War, which was about freedom. Jazz is a form that will never go out of style, because it’s always evolving — it was born of freedom.

Many famous jazz music combos contain piano and percussion. This album hopes to follow in that tradition. It’s built on a theme and variation style of music. All songs start out with a similar intro, and then move into a sad and reflective mood.

Yatziv Caspi supplies the unique percussion for From the Beginning to the End. I have worked with Yatziv on several albums, and I keep going back to him because of his natural rhythm, his clear understanding of accompaniment and for being able to add so much colour to my music.

I hope this album makes you feel happily sad.


released April 28, 2016


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Rob J Kennedy Sydney, Australia

Bob Marley said, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain"

Rob is an Australian composer and arts writer. He loves jazz, and contemporary piano music, but hopes to become a movie music composer, by tomorrow. ... more

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