With its strong Contemporary Jazz feel, In Search of the Magic is pianist/compsers/arranger Jim Chappell's most rhythmic album to date. It was recorded “live” in the studio utilizing his touring band (sax, bass, and drums) with the addition of percussion and electric and acoustic guitars. The trademark Chappell melodies remain intact: In Search of the Magic makes a strong statement once again about his continually evolving talents.
Though there are some similarities to Jim’s first album Tender Ritual, the Dusk recording has a presence and feeling all its own. Warm, deep, and moving…these are beautiful piano songs that you can listen to over and over again. Featured is the poignant track “Gone”, which has become a Chappell classic.
Harpist Hilary Stagg created a masterpiece with The Edge of Forever. Once again, through the captivating sound of his harp combined with flute and keyboards, Hilary takes you to a musical sanctuary where serenity, power and tranquility all await.
Dream Spiral reflects the vision of a dream that Hilary Stagg experienced in which he created “an uplifting musical tapestry.” Through the gentle power of harp, accompanied by violin, keyboards and guitar, Stagg’s vision comes to life with a deeply heart-felt sensitivity.
Music to ease stress away and promote peace of mind. Ideal for yoga, meditation, healing. whenever the attention is directed inward toward that dynamic place of stillness.
“This CD is musical prana that breathes life into the practice of yoga.” Shiva Rea Award Winner! Best Relaxation/Meditation CD — NewAgeReporter.com