Remember when you’ve heard music so beautiful that it captured you, lifted you up, opened your heart and mind? Perhaps you were having a massage, doing yoga or just being silent but whatever you were doing, you wanted that music to continue. This is the music of One. Music to keep you there. Over an hour of guitars, tablas, oboe, cello, tamboura, harp, English horn, voice and many other soft sounds woven together with no abrupt changes, the timing set to the gentle rhythm of the ocean.
In My Life, Real Music’s fourth release from this well-loved pianist, offers a further palette of exquisite melodies played with Kern’s graceful, accomplished touch. It also marks a departure into a new realm where Kern expands his dynamic range. Included on this album are two gorgeous arrangements of Elton John and Lennon/McCartney songs. In My Life strikes a beautiful balance of songs to comfort the heart and uplift the spirit.
There is a place where all energy gathers and from where all movement harmoniously expands. Sayama has masterfully crafted this album to flow with the qi gong form of modern day Shaolin master Shi Xinggui. Like the seamless sequence itself, this peaceful music will gently energize the body allowing the dust of a busy day to be swept away and replaced by an inner calm, a harmony with all life.
If you enjoy cinematic music that presents a soundtrack for the imagination, this is a great selection!” —MainlyPiano.com
Layers and textures of rhythms and ethereal voices weave together for a sensual and relaxing hour of escape into yoga, massage or adventures into the imagination.
“Now was the perfect time to re-record the most significant of my titles and link them into one “story” to create a imaginary film score representing my own fantasy world, a world that creates a very special energy for the listener. The project provided the opportunity of working again with artists and friends I really appreciate, composer and percussionist Steve Shehan and multi-guitarist Claude Samard.” — Thierry David
Zabuca (Shake up) is the perfect title for this infectious fourth album from one of the few real masters of the Spanish guitar. Zabuca burns with passionate and festive Latin joy, from the jubilant and brassy “La Cabañita” to the seductive and whimsical “La Rumbita.” The traditional-minded “Guayabera” combines Santanaesque groove with some of Johannes’ most heartfelt finger styling. The soft-spoken “Eleni” conveys his sweet, romantic side, while the two-part suite “Echoes of the Forest” combines meditative classical moods with the modern happy nouveau flamenco experience. For aficionados of nouveau flamenco music at its most lushly romantic, dust off the mariachis and prepare to shake it up with Zabuca!