A magic carpet ride with Paul Avgerinos through the splendorous cradle of civilization, featuring guest artist Omar Faruk Tekbilek. This music is exotic, sensual, hypnotic, mysterious, and enchanting — Middle East dances with West — blissful joy in the Garden of Delight.
“For as long as I can remember, I have been intrigued by music and its power to affect people. By combining certain elements on the piano, keyboard and synthesizer, and adding percussion, strings, etc., I can express any emotion and visually crate a picture to trigger a memory, not only for myself but for others as well. I sincerely hope that my form of communication touches you within.” — Mars Lasar
Known for his beautiful solo piano works, Chappell branches out to include strings, percussion, woodwinds and brass on Saturday’s Rhapsody; music sure to kickoff a blissful weekend. From the stirring first cuts, to the cheery “Fancy Pants,” from the airy “A Weekend to Remember,” to the dusky feel of “One Last Time,” Saturday’s Rhapsody evokes many moods to coincide with every aspect of a spontaneous Saturday to remember.
Govi sets the spirits soaring and the hips swaying on Guitar Odyssey, an intoxicating blend of guitars sweetened with breezy South American pan pipes and sensual rhythms. With a treasure chest full of tracks encompassing the high spirited “Sales of Joy,” the soulful rhumba of “Treasure Bay,” and the romantic tenderness of “Your Lingering Touch,” Govi’s virtuosity is showcased on guitar Odyssey, a truly joyful adventure.