Like fire blazing across a dry mountain meadow, our creative and passionate instincts can carry us to places we’ve never been. Cultivating our inner flame can lead to intuition, purity and power. Let this music be your guide to that place where everything is possible, that place of Eternal Sunshine.
2007 Gammy Nomination
With Richard Hardy’s bamboo and silver flutes and Grammy-nominated Paul McCandless playing penny whistles, oboe, bass clarinet and soprano saxophone. Patient, poignant and very present, this music was created for our times of need and our times of expansion and relaxation. Let it carry you home.
Kevin’s highly successful debut album, In the Enchanted Garden, has become an international classic. His beautiful piano playing again captivates us, this time complemented by the exquisite oboe and English horn playing of Paul McCandless. With the simple elegance of a contemporary Chopin, Kevin’s melodies effortlessly unfold glorious images of the enchantment which beckons from Beyond the Sundial.
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.
The melodies of Nightsongs and Lullabies are reminiscent of the simplicity of the solo piano pieces from Tender Ritual and Dusk, but Jim opts here, instead, to share the spotlight with one other performer on several of the songs — a harmonica here, an oboe there, a cello here, a vocalist there and so on. Nightsongs and Lullabies is a gift of music for adults and children alike — to listen to during your favorite part of the day. Whether you share these melodies with your loved one or with your child, or keep them all to yourself, this is music for the quiet times, from a very special artist, Jim Chappell.