Afternoon in Sedona is the debut release from flutist/multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Gunn, the hottest new name in contemporary instrumental music. With an album that is at once tribally powerful and inwardly serene, Gunn’s rich full sound takes us on an incredible global journey. Through his mastery of the flute, synthesizer and percussion and inspired by the environmental issues that challenge today’s world, Nicholas takes us to the great American southwest in a way that you will never forget.
The parting of a summer mist, a loved one’s tender touch, the fragrance of a rose… memories of The Unforgetting Heart. Complemented by the flutes of Tim Wheater, along with viola, Michael Hoppé’s sensitive and moving piano melodies lift the veil to a place where love awaits.
With orchestrations to match the majesty of the spectacular Olympic National Park, Mars Lasar's musical panoramas sweep across glacial valleys, through lyrical alpine meadows, and into the secret shaded worlds of the moss-draped Northwest rainforest. The music moves effortlessly from grand, inspired vistas to details of delicate beauty. It celebrates the area’s earliest Native American settlers and, earlier still, the primal forces that originally shaped this ice-hewn land. This is the finest album yet from Lasar, whose heroic melodies were used for the televised 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville, France.
After the phenomenal success of his debut album Olympus, Australian composer/keyboardist Mars Lasar brings us 16 bold new songs — over 70 minutes of music — dedicated to hope for a world in crisis. From the soaring “Universe in Time” and “Corroboree” to the poignant “Hold On” and “Children of the World,” to the sensational title track, “The Eleventh Hour,” this is powerful music with a powerful message — there’s still time for change — listen closely.
On grand piano with deft touches of his keyboard genius, Lasar offers a stunning musical portrait evoking whispers of a time when elegance and grace could coax the heart to open with delight. An invitation to a place where love and beauty dance the night. Come, take pleasure in an interlude of Sapphire Dreams.