by Christina Lord
Project Vol. 1
Featuring Horacio Ravera
World famous lyric Argentinean tenor Horacio Ravera sings recognized,
danced to and beloved tangos (including one that he wrote himself) in
this enhanced CD. It also includes classics like La Cumparsita. Three
DVD-video tracks are also included which feature internationally acclaimed
dancers Carlos Copelo and Alicia Monti. The music is soooooo romantic
it made me want to put on my red dancing shoes, find a partner and tango
the night away!
Long Drive Home
by Ralph E. Hayes
33rd Street Records
This is a wonderful collection of electric guitar tunes composed and performed
by Hayes. The main instrument he uses here is a 87 Fender Stratocaster
guitar the music definitely has that classic feel to it. It captures
the moment of perfect peace when youre driving down an empty road
and the starkly beautiful landscape stretches out forever in every direction.
Hayes describes his arrangements as, "kind of like its 11pm,
when everyone has gone to bed and all is quiet
you turn down the
lights, light a candle, and unwind." Need I say more? I love the
pure and unadulterated sound of the old Stratocasters. This is a great
Meditation Music of Ancient Egypt
by Gerald Jay Markoe
Listening to this music, I felt as if I were in ancient Egypt, relaxing
on a tapestry of silk while someone fanned me. This recording uses ancient
Egyptian scales and models of ethnic harps, string and wind instruments,
bells, crystal bowls and wind chimes. It also includes an instructional
booklet on ancient spiritual teachings. One of the precepts in those teachings
is Follow your heart all the days of your life. This was practiced and
taught by Ptah-Hotep in the years 2388-2356BC, nearly 4000 years ago.
This music is excellent for massage sessions and relaxation.
by Dean Evenson, Pandit Shivnath Mishra, and Deobrat Mishra
Soundings of the Planet label
This CD is a first-time collaboration featuring flute and two sitars.
The Mishras are a father and son duo who live in the holy city of Benares,
India on the Ganges River. They are from a musical family spanning seven
generations. Here they perform ragas, the ancient patterns of melodic
movement meant to evoke a certain mood or feeling. The ragas on this CD
are meant to follow the days cycle from morning to evening, and
to evoke the moods or emotions of each particular time of day. Perfect
for meditation, these were once performed before the royal court for this
purpose. Evensons magical flute weaves in and out of the ragas and
intertwines with beautiful female voices.
Spirit of the Healing Waters
Digital Sound Productions
Water holds secrets and powers of healing, and Shockey has definitely
captured this essence in these seven compositions. Perfect for spa treatments
as well as meditation. Instruments include Native American flute, silver
flute, violin, oboe, guitar, piano and soft rhythm sounds. Natural springs
deep within the mountains are said to have mystical powers, and this CD
brings this nourishment to life. Peaceful and giving, the water spirits
live inside these tunes.
by Kev Oz
Available at www.KevOz.com
This wonderful collection of original instrumental tunes is both unique
and refreshing. His melodies capture life in the making they are
light and happy as well as thought provoking, and instill a deep sense
of hope and contentment. The lakefront is brought to life with its sunny
days, thunderstorms and the peace and calm it offers those who visit.
Perfect for meditation or background music. If you dont know Kev
Oz, try this one!
by Jim Pietkivitch
These elegant soundscapes take you on a long, slow journey inward for
the purpose of self-discovery and healing. The outside world melts away
as you slowly travel inside yourself to find things you never knew existed.
This is perfect for meditation and relaxation.
Trees of Life: Songs of Friendship and The Earth by Steve Schuch
Night Heron Music
Steve Schuch is an award winning musician, author and storyteller. He
was classically trained on the violin and is an accomplished singer/ songwriter
as well as the author of three books. His words are simple yet deep, and
this CD speaks to children as well as adults. The lyrics encourage us
to think about "nature, community, and the way our world interconnects."
The songs inspire creativity and the CD booklet contains explanations
of the songs and hints for teachers and parents for student participation.
This is great for the classroom (grades K-5) and for sharing with your
by William Woods
Qantar Music, Inc.
Besides being a contemporary jazz composer and pianist, William Woods
is a doctor of radiation oncology who treats cancer patients. He dedicated
this CD to five of his patients. The album title contains a medical reference
Cobalt Blue refers to a radioactive substance used to produce x-rays.
These original compositions were written during periods of self-exploration
and letting go. It goes farther than his first CD, A Doctors Dilemma,
digging deeper into the complexities of being human. Great for background
music and a must for all you jazz lovers!
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Christina Lord is a music, entertainment and portrait photographer
in NYC. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org