Solo Piano Albums
Using his innovative piano technique, pianist Wendell H. Mills II creates stylized piano solos of the best songs and song standards of great legendary composers. In these acclaimed piano renditions, he maintains each song's original structure as the composer intended, and includes all rarely heard intro verses and song interludes.
COMPLETED - Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, The Christmas Album, Stephen Foster, The Gershwins, Jerome Kern, Lerner and Loewe, Mills and McCann, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart, Jule Styne. Available from the MUSIC SHOP .
IN PROGRESS - The Top Ten Album of Hoagy Carmichael, the composer of the classic American standards "Georgia On My Mind", "The Nearness of You", and the most requested song of the mid 20th century, "Star Dust".
UNDER CONSIDERATION - Cy Coleman, Burt Bacharach, Jerry Herman, Billy Joel, Elton John, Kander and Ebb, Carole King, Lennon and McCartney, Frank Loesser, Arthur Schwartz, Stephen Schwartz, Paul Simon, Stephen Sondheim, Harry Warren, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Whiting, Don Williams, John Williams, Paul Williams. If you can think of additional composers, please CONTACT the pianist.
Solo Piano Performances
Dr. Mills is available to play his stylized renditions of popular song standards at informal events including cocktail parties, dinners, receptions, gatherings, grand openings, assisted living facilities, or any other informal agenda where relaxing quality music is required. If a well-tuned piano is not available, he will bring his own. Please CONTACT the pianist to inquire about a performance.
"Like an upscale lounge in your own house"
"Wendell Mills is a great piano interpreter of Irving Berlin. I also enjoyed his renditions of Gershwin, Porter, Kern, and Rodgers"
"I have found Wendell's piano solos wonderful..."
"I have given them as gifts to people who have small luncheon or cocktail groups at their home or office."