5.0 out of 5 stars "DANCE ALL OVER THE MAP" is the first single by singer/songwriter Carol Nicodemi, and what a bright and lively children's song it is! The lyrics are about a child who is having trouble concentrating in class because his/her imagination is taking him/her all over the world, dancing to the music and rhythms that are bursting from within his/her own head. Carol performs the vocals on this charming song and her husband, Edmond Paul Nicodemi, plays flute, guitar and bass: there is also a percussionist adding a joyful beat.  "My feet gotta move, my hands gotta clap, my fingers keep snappin' my toes wanna tap-gonna dance all over the map." I'm sure there are plenty of kids of all ages who can relate.

Carol has released several collaborative albums with her husband, Ed, and also released a solo album in 2012 called 'It Goes This Way." She has been working on a series of singles of original children's songs and the two she has released so far are utterly charming!

"Dance All Over the Map" is a real day-brightener!

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano 

June 13, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars "MAKE A HAPPY FACE" is an utterly charming single that is suitable for kids of all ages. Truly a family project, Carol Nicodemi wrote the song, sings and plays the kazoo not all at once!); husband Ed (Edmond Paul Nicodemi) plays guitar, bass, toy piano and theremin (I don't think he played all of those at the same time either!); and Carol and Ed's daughter and granddaughter sing along. This carefree little song should do it for anyone needing a little bit of musical sunshine in their day/week/month, etc. "Turn around your frown, turn it upside down." Who can stay grumpy with words like that?

Carol and Ed have released several collaborative albums together, and Carol also released a solo album in 2012 called "It Goes This Way." She has been working on a series of original children's songs and the two singles she has released so far are a joy!

"Make a Happy Face' is a real day-brightener!

 

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano 

 June 14, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars "SAD REFLECTIONS" is a haunting piano and cello duet by Edmond Paul Nicodemi. Nicodemi composed the piece and plays the piano, and Rachel Gawell plays the cello. Slow, graceful and deeply emotional, this piece is obviously reflective of the difficult times we have been experiencing for the past year and a half and expresses a profound sense of loss as well as great sadness. It is amazing how music like this can bring about a catharsis of  emotion, but can also offer a sense of empathy and a feeling of being understood. It's a beautiful duet that I'm sure many people will relate to. 

Ed has released a number of albums and singles both solo and with his wife, singer/songwriter Carol Nicodemi. His new age piano and film-score music has been heard on several television programs and his piece, 'Toy Piano,' can be heard in the movie "Fully Loaded."

"Sad Reflections" is both emotional and healing. 

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano 

June 13, 2021

5.0 out of 5 stars "DESOLATION" is a beautiful solo piano single composed and performed by Edmond Paul Nicodemi. Introspective and deeply emotional, the music expresses feelings of despair and loss, perhaps including the hopelessness so many have felt during the COVID pandemic. As difficult as those emotions are to endure, the music speaks directly to the heart and offers empathy, understanding and even a shoulder to cry on- all very helpful in the process of healing. 

Ed has released a number of albums and singles both solo and with his wife, singer/songwriter Carol Nicodemi. His new age piano and film score music has been heard on several television programs and his piece, "Toy Piano," can be heard in the movie "Fully Loaded."

Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano

June 14, 2021

 

5.0 out of 5 stars 'WINDOWS' ALBUM HAS SO MANY GREAT SONGS!! IN FACT, MORE GREAT SONGS THAN MOST ALBUMS I'VE EVER HEARD! 

July 11, 2018 

Format: MP3 Music-Verified Purchase 

I highly recommend this album! 'Windows' Album has SO MANY great songs! Ed and Carol Nicodemi are an incredible duo from NYC with such a vast amount of musical experience and expertise that flows through them effortlessly. They bring their talents together nicely with Carol shining on vocals and Ed performing all the beautiful instrumentation - guitar, keys, etc. I love the two-part harmonies that I hear them sing periodically. Their songwriting is from the heart and you will be touched by songs with inspiring and thought-provoking messages. Lots of albums have one or two great songs, yet 'Windows' has THE MAJORITY OF SONGS as great songs. My favorites are: 1. the title track, Windows, which is most inspiring, has a wonderful melodic tune and great lyrics; 3. Hasta LaVista, My Baby, which seems like it should be on repeat in many places; 4. Ordinary Joe, in which the lyrics will vividly bring to mind the scenes and settings in the life of the person whom this song is written about; 6. Island Treasure, which conjures up images of tropical islands, vacation time and fun away from the routines of life; perfect for summertime 7. Save A Child, which is one of my top favorites as it talks about the reality of how difficult the lives are of some children in the world and what we can do to change that reality in the life of a child. This song made me shed a tear and so inspiring. This song needs to be heard by many! 9. A Mother's Love, which is written from a heart of love by a mother and for mothers everywhere; and 10. Let A Flower Grow, which seems to be written from experience of living in NYC and the call to action to live a different way. Again, I hope you will purchase this album, 'Windows', as you will be touched, inspired and changed! Go get 'Windows' now. You'll be glad you did!

Beth Matthew

2018

Administrator on the Review Board of 'Women of Substance' Internet Radio Podcast

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