The Wizard of Oz Movie Hit Song 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' Revived by SAMI's Beautiful Piano Sound and Arrangement

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SAMI (Masazumi Aso) has released new single "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" to Adult Contemporary radio and other stations. His beautiful piano sound and arrangement is creating a stir finding a home with all generations, those young and very young at heart.

SAMI (Masazumi Aso) has released his new single "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" (AC #29) from HMG Nashville (Power Source) to Adult Contemporary radio and other stations.

His piano playing style and uniquely arranged music has created many obstacles on his way to success, but through hard work and commitment, SAMI has found his way into America's heart.

He started playing and studying music at the age of five and continued through his formative years at the recommendation of Ms. Aiko Iguchi of the To-Ho Music College as well as under the tutelage of one of Japan's leading professors Mr. A. Odaka of the Tokyo Art University.

Since arriving on American shores, SAMI had a Strong desire to learn more and become a professional musician. He received his Masters in Music from the University of Texas on March 8, 2004. He is quoted as saying, "My music comes from a very deep spiritual place inside. It is like a big explosion of the passion of my life."

His album "Feelings" includes three original and nine arranged pieces based on the worlds most famous and favorite songs. The three original pieces are composed by Mr. George Arriola. "C'mon Play Along" is using George's original style with up tempo rhythm to invite the audience to participate in the music. "SAMI's Land" started with a Reggie type of theme and added Latin rhythms to spice up the flavor. "Learning to Fly Again" was written as a testament to the freedom in one's life.

His album also includes the unbelievable rendition of the classic "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". This unique version is being serviced together with "SAMI's Land" (No. 16 on Top 20 hits chart) and "C'mon Play Along" to Adult Contemporary radio and other stations. It is already creating a stir finding a home with all generations, those young and very young at heart.

Other notable selections on his album "Feelings" include the Michael Legrand, penned "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg" and the popular title track "Feelings". With gentle oboe, guitar and strings as accompaniment throughout the record, these selections are the perfect compliment to SAMI's style.

SAMI's piano music has a very emotional and spiritual sense. When he starts to play, the piano becomes alive. SAMI and his piano are united in one body, expressing to the audience his innermost feelings. The arrangements for the other nine songs were based on SAMI's piano, with other orchestration added to put more color and flavor to the total sound, enhancing the over all expression.

SAMI will be doing selected dates to promote and support his "Feelings" CD, which was just released in 2006 and is now available in stores and on-line worldwide. Check your local newspaper for his performance dates.

This powerful artist is speaking to the world as a whole..... and be sure to listen.

For more information visit his website at .


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