Five-time Grammy® nominee Will Clipman blends exotic wind instruments, melodic percussion, and vocal chants with a pan-global palette of drums in thirteen musical tales told in the universal language of rhythm.
With stirring vocals and passionate melodies, Randy Wood journeys to the heart and soul with this celebration of voice and drum. Infused with the spirit of his Plains Cree heritage and propelled by the world beat rhythms of Will Clipman, Randy sings of the yearn for love, the beauty of life and the honor of his people.
Native American flutist, R. Carlos Nakai, draws on his Navajo-Ute heritage in this fourth collaboration with guitarist William Eaton who adds the unique sounds of his hyraharp guitar, o'ele'n strings and spiral clef guitar to Nakai's cedar flutes. Joined by percussionist and are joined by percussionist Will Clipman they bring fourth a music born in the Sonoran desert and colored by sounds of the world. A BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Critic's Choice.
Red Wind conjures the subtle beauty and intimate grandeur of the singing desert, weaving aural fables of human and animal presence into enduring tableaus of landscape and sky...illuminate by musical influences from Native American and around the globe. Nakai, Eaton and Clipman discover the exotic in the familiar by journeying deeply into the sonic atmospheres of northern Sonora, blending celebration and lamentation with passionate eloquence.
Distant peoples and distant places come together in this musical exploration of Native America and Tibet. The sweet voices of the Native American flutes of R. Carlos Nakai and the Tibetan flutes of Nawang Khechog blend together against the rich sonic palette created by the magical harp guitar, lyre and spiral clef guitar of William Eaton and the pulsing world beat percussion of Will Clipman.
The haunting melodies of the Native American flute evoke the flow and cadences of breathing while the pulsing rhythms of the drum evoke the beating of the heart. This recording brings together these two very primal and human instruments in a collection of new and transforming compositions by two award-winning artists, Robert Tree Cody (Maricopa-Dakota) and Will Clipman.
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