This collection of Karunesh favorites is the perfect music to set the tone and enhance your own sacred “collection” time. Whether that be the doing of, as in yoga, or the receiving of, as in massage, blissful is how you will feel. An exotic and often trance-like blend of sitar, guitar, keyboard, bansuri, oud, sarod, Indian violin, flute and soft vocals for invoking the sacred.
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!
Let Johannes Linstead's lively rhythms, fiery fretwork and gorgeous melodies take you on a passionate and exotic journey through Caribbean and South American daydreams and night dances. This is traditional and contemporary flamenco music at its finest.
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.