R. Carlos Nakai & Udi Bar-David - Voyagers (CR-7078)
Multi-Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai melds the haunting sounds of the Native American flute with the soulful expressiveness of the cello of Udi Bar-David (of the Philadelphia Orchestra). Native American, Jewish, and Arabic melodies are presented in diverse arrangements unified by two eclectic and iconoclastic artists who personify their respective peoples. Multi-Grammy nominee Will Clipman adds subtle percussive colors that expand this multi-cultural sharing and exploration.
This recording combines classical, ethnic and jazz elements and presents the haunting sound of the flute and Native American song forms in new and compelling ways. Includes the first concerto composed for Native American flute, "Spirit Horses" by James DeMars. With Mark Sunkett (African percussion), Michael Hester (alto saxophone), Xiaozhong "Alex" Zheng (cello) and Eric Hoover (flute).
The haunting sound of R. Carlos Nakai's Native American flute combines with African percussion, piano, cello, saxophone and chamber orchestra to give Native Tapestry an evocative sound blending classical and ethnic elements. Includes "Two World Symphony," "Crow Wing" and "Spirit Call" composed by James DeMars.
Music of the Old World and New are vividly combined by composer James DeMars in a new, exciting album. The brilliant sonorities of the Canyon symphony orchestra create a colorful setting for R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) in Two World Concerto and Gray Hawks Rising. The Black Lodge Singers (Blackfeet), internationally acclaimed pow-wow singers, give a stunning performance of Native Drumming.
Recorded in Kyoto's Hounji Temple, Island of Bows brings together the world's leading performer of the Native American flute, R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) with the Wind Travelin' Band, Shonosuke Ohkura and Oki Kano. Nakai's flute is matched by the delicate tranquility of the traditional Japanese shakuhachi, shamizen and koto and gracefully blends traditional sounds from East and West.
Two of today's greatest and most innovative flutists, Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai, join for a musical exploration through the monumental spaces inside Canyon de Chelly located in the heart of the land of the Navajo.
With the towering spires and sky framing canyons of Monument Valley as their stage, flutist Paul Horn and R. Carlos Nakai create a music that is at once intimate and majestic. Wind, thunder, bird song, the keening of falcons and even the raucous cries of curious ravens provide counterpoint to the lyrical grace of Horn's transverse flutes and the haunting tone of Nakai's traditional Native American flute.
Inner Voices presents the haunting flute melodies of R. Carlos Nakai with the richness of a string ensemble in new arrangements of Nakai's melodies. The evocative power of the traditional flute is enhanced by the lush harmonies of violin, viola, cell and double bass in arrangement by two-time Grammy Award winner, Billy Williams. Williams' arrangements create a tranquil soundscape for the mellow tone of Nakai's flute that takes the listener on a meditative and peaceful journey into the inner world of memory and dreams. The ten songs include eight melodies drawn from earlier albums plus a luminescent rendition of the eternally popular Amazing Grace. A haunting solo for bass traditional flute rounds out the album.
When the haunting melodies of R. Carlos Nakai's Native American flute are accompanied by AmoChip Dabney's saxophones, synthesizer and bass, they create a music that combines both traditional and contemporary styles in new and exciting ways. This album reflects the panorama of American life and the importance of Native American and African American music design to the American Culture.
The timeless sounds of Native American flute, traditional singing and drumming blend with the textures and beats of electronica in a tribute to the resilient spirit of Native peoples throughout North America. This album also features Robert Tree Cody, Delphine Tsinajinnie, William Horncloud, Primeaux & Mike, Jay Begaye and Blackstone Singers.
Mind and soul are comforted by the soothing voice of Native American flute with the richness of symphonic strings, oboe, French horns, trumpet and ethnic percussion. Flutist R. Carlos Nakai and arranger Billy Williams take you on a peaceful voyage to new realms of the imagination.
The fluid resonance of traditional cedar flute, luminous guitars and the undulating rhythms and textures of electronica weave sonic excursions into the night lounge of the world - reconnecting past and present. Featuring Cilff Sarde, William Eaton & Randy Wood.
In 1983, R. Carlos Nakai (Dine/Ute) introduced the haunting and soothing sound of the Native American flute to the world and began an exploration of the musical possibilities of this traditional instrument. This collection of songs draws from the best of Nakai's recordings and shows the range and versatility of his artistry and musical imagination.
Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai joins with famed Hawaiian slack key guitarist Keola Beamer in a new album, Our Beloved Land. Nakai, the world's leading performer of the traditional flute with over 3.5 million albums sold, journeyed to Hawaii where he spent time fitting the haunting melodies of his traditional flute into the songs and arrangements of Beamer, one of the leading slack key guitar players. The result is a new music, blending elements of two indigenous American cultures that expresses the cultures of both artists. Features Moananlani Beamer.
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