Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Keyboardist/vocalist Ellsworth Hall's new solo album: Conversations with George Edgar Selby

George Edgar Selby was like a second grandfather to Aethellis' keyboardist Ellsworth Hall growing up as a very young boy. Mr. Selby was affectionately known as "Eh" and taught Ellsworth to write and read between the ages of 2 and 3.

As a tribute Ellsworth wrote, directed and scored the Edwardian/World War I drama Beside the Manor Selby which was released in 2010 and is available on DVD and online from Amazon. This year the music soundtrack to that epic was released on the Melodic Revolution Records label. This new album not only includes the music from Beside the Manor Selby, but a new recording of Ellsworth's Piano Concerto No. 1 as well (originally recorded and released in the mid 1980s). The two parts represent the G.E. Selby of the past (the soundtrack) and recent past (the concerto).

The piano concerto is dedicated to Ellsworth's piano teacher of 12 years, John M. E. Hasslinger.

Ellsworth painted the album cover as well, as based on a photo of G.E. Selby from 1959.

The new album is available from CD Baby, iTunes, MRR and many other fine music outlets.

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