After the overwhelming response to my first compilation CD,
Moving On, Songs In Transition
yes, all two copies, I've forged ahead with
Moving On, Vol. 2: Music for the Journey.
(Laugh here). Now, seriously, the music I listen to is varied, acoustic based, and contemplative. The tracks on the new album, all instrumental, have relevance to me and hopefully you, another listener.
The tracks are:
The Hymn Of Ordinary Motion: J. Douglas, R. Barenberg, E. Meyer
Over the Rainbow: Tommy Emmanuel
Big Bug Shuffle: Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg, Edgar Meyer
Send In The Clowns: Tony Rice & John Carlini
Pastorale: Ray Lynch
Take Five: Dave Brubeck Quartet
You Deserve Flowers: Chris Thile
California Quail: Joe Weed
Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words,
Book I, Op.19, Andante con moto: Luba Edlina
Vivaldi: Concerto In D Major For Lute, Strings & Continuo: Frederic Hand
Three/Quarter North: Leo Kottke
Ashokan Farewell: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Arms Of Mary: Leo Kottke
Bygone Days: Eileen Ivers
A Whiter Shade of Pale: David Lanz
Deep At Night: Alex de Grassi
The Dark Island: Neal Hellman - Joe Weed
Closing: Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy
Goodnight Irene: George Winston
There are two reasons for this album: One, each track reminds me of a particular point in my life when the music was absolutely perfect for the moment. I can (and will on request) describe the event(s) that made the piece a part of my audio archive. Just one for example: Bygone Days. I heard this piece while enroute to Grass Valley, CA to photograph a memorial service for Adam Strain, a Grass Valley high school graduate and star football player and an Iraq war causualty. It was being played on KVMR, the public radio station there. I later contacted Brian Terhorst, the d.j. on the program "Harmony Ridge" who told me that he played the song because he was thinking about his father he never knew who died in the Korean War.
Should you be adventurous, all I need is an e-mail address so we can connect and go from there. The album is free, a gift from me to the visitors of my blog.
Photography and writing is the core of my blog. The music is the third dimension.