Acclaimed pianist and composer Kevin Hearn announces that he will release a new album on February 11, 2022 titled, There and Then: Solo Piano Improvisations. The album is a collaboration between Hearn and decorated producer and engineer Mark Howard whose credits include career-defining recordings by Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, and The Tragically Hip. Each day, Howard would inform Kevin where and when the piano would be ready, and then the album came to life.
Says Hearn, “This musical meditation, ‘L’ou’, is one of two pieces on the record that I vocalized on. I slowly repeated ‘ooh’ as I improvised on the piano. With haunting beauty, it sustained and floated in the natural reverb of the Cathedral I performed in. While assigning the song a title, I realized that “Ooh” sounded a lot like ‘Lou’ and it became a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to my friend and musical hero [Lou Reed] so I called the piece ‘L’ou’”