CD launch time is almost here!

I’m getting more and more excited. We’re having a party to launch the CD of my son Paul’s music this coming Thursday. I just ordered refreshments, I’m thinking about the logistics of bringing CDs and books to the venue, and I’m in the process of making up the program all the details that go beyond producing the actual CD.

From the FB event and eVite invitations, we’ve received definite and maybe RSVPs from 45 people so far. It looks like the event will be well attended. Hopefully more people will tell us yes in the next couple of days maybe some of you who read about it here, today.

Here’s the details:

Date: Thursday September 25, 2014
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Place: Pages: a bookstore
Address: 904 Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan Beach CA

And here’s a photo of the actual CD.


My husband Bob Sharples wrote: “This compact disc is an introduction to the jazz piano of our son, Paul Sharples. Listening to it brings to me memories of evenings when Paul simply played for himself in our family room and we were the beneficiaries of the concert. Although he departed from us quite early in life, he left behind this musical legacy. His mother and I are pleased to share Paul Sharples at the Piano with you.”

For those of you who cannot join us I’m pleased to tell you the CD will be available for download at the following:

Apple iTunes
Amazon MP3
Google Music Store
MySpace Music.

I hope you’ll order one.

We will donate all our profits from the sale of this CD to charities that work toward erasing the stigma of mental illness and preventing suicide.


  1. Oh ho,

    I will sure order one ASAP. Men, let me add this launch and CD cover to your book review scheduled for this friday. 🙂

  2. I’m bummed I can’t make it, but I can’t make it to LA today because of prior engagements. I hope that it goes well and look forward to listening to it. I will let you know next time I am in the LA area and maybe we can get lunch.

  3. I am listening to this CD since I got it this morning. Yes it was so timely. I am launching back after a two week break of melancholia and all. Tough decisions made but am ready to move on. With such music men and knowing Paul’s story, I am lucky and happy to have it. Thanks Madeline for compiling and sharing same. The price is good too, I don’t think we pay that to attend a live Jazz concert! I have tears you know but tears of something other than melancholia!

    • Madeline Sharples says:

      Dear Marie
      Thank you for downloading Paul’s music. I’m so glad it resonates with you. And I’m so glad to know you are feeling better – that your melancholia is subsiding. As always I wish you the very best and thank you so much for your support. Best, Madeline


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