I doubt the idea of writing for 'solo piano' would have ever occurred to me were it not for being introduced to Winston's piano works. Truly life changing.
Yes, it's true. I confess. Some people grow up in musical families. Not me. I grew up watching the Monkees. They were the whole reason I wanted to become a musician.
Gave me a real appreciation for music as an art form. After listening to Rush for so many years, I'm terrified of writing anything that might be considered 'boring.'
If you can find Dax's CD, "Merciful Dwelling", buy it. The most influential album on my music in the last five years.
A strong, strong influence over my early piano music.