Liz Story

Liz Story

Real Name:
Liz Story
b. October 28, 1956 - San Diego, California
Wife of Joel DiBartolo

Liz Story is a Grammy Award nominated American pianist best known for her recordings for Windham Hill Records. Story was classically trained, studying music at Hunter College and at Juilliard in New York City. Story lost interest in a music career until she saw Bill Evans play one night at the Bottom Line in New York. She met Evans after the show and, at his suggestion, she began to study with Stanford Gold. Evans remains a major inspiration to Story and she has recorded a number of his compositions.

Story was signed to Windham Hill Records in 1982. The label, often associated with new age music, released Solid Colors, an album of her compositions performed on solo piano the following year. Her second album, Unaccountable Effect (1986), featured collaborations with synthesist Mark Isham and is highly regarded by fans of ambient music. Down Beat magazine said her career was hurt when Billboard listed her Windham Hill LPs in their jazz charts and "critics, expecting her to tackle Ellington and Monk, panned her performances."

Story then left Windham Hill, signing with RCA's Novus label which released her next two albums, Part of Fortune (1988) and Speechless (1989). She returned to Windham Hill the following year. During the 1990s Story recorded two albums of primarily her own compositions, two albums of standards, and a Christmas album. She has since left Windham Hill and is now under contract to DMI.
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Liz Story Discography Tracks


L43020 Liz Story Solid Colors(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records L43020 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Liz Story Solid Colors (Album) Windham Hill Records Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Liz Story Unaccountable Effect (Album) Windham Hill Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Liz Story Part Of Fortune (Album) Novus, RCA US 1986 Sell This Version
Liz Story Speechless (Album) Novus, RCA, BMG Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Liz Story Escape Of The Circus Ponies (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Liz Story My Foolish Heart (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1992 Sell This Version
Liz Story The Gift (Album) Windham Hill Records US 1994 Sell This Version
Liz Story with Joel DiBartolo Liz Story with Joel DiBartolo - Liz Story (Album) Windham Hill Records, BMG Distribution, Columbia House US 1996 Sell This Version
none Liz Story Night Sky Essays(CDr, Album, RE) Digital Music Group, Inc. none US 2011 Sell This Version
01934 11291-2 Liz Story 17 Seconds To Anywhere(CD, Album, RP) Windham Hill Records 01934 11291-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

WS-0014 Liz Story / David Qualey Liz Story / David Qualey - Greensleeves / Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring(7", Promo) Windham Hill Records WS-0014 US 1985 Sell This Version
3010-1-NDAB Liz Story Duende(12", Promo) Novus, RCA 3010-1-NDAB US 1986 Sell This Version


Liz Story Welcome Home: The Best Of Liz Story (Comp, Album) Windham Hill Records Europe 2001 Sell This Version


DJ-987 Liz Story Solid Colours(DVD-V, NTSC) Quantum Leap DJ-987 UK, Europe & US 2005 Sell This Version

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