Viva Vibhas - Instrumental, Flute, Sax and Piano - 55 min
Haunting Native American Flute melodies and smooth Soprano Saxophone sounds over Latin Rhythms seduce you into relaxation. Two heartfelt piano solos complete the CD. "VIBHAS’ music evokes feelings that nourish my creativity ... His performances at the ArtWalk in Las Vegas bring radiant energy to the Artisan Marketplace." … Mark Vranesh,
This CD is excellent for elegant dinner music, yoga, painting and reading.
Each song on this CD has a little history and here are a view stories about there creation:
"Song from Andalusia" is freely based on a traditional Spanish song which I heard Gipsy's playing while traveling through Spain's province of Andalusia. Intoxicated by local heavy dark Red Wine, the original melody may have disappeared, but the feel, the beauty of the landscapes survived in me over many years, until I was ready to record this unforgettable memory ... a smooth Rumba Rhythm over traditional Flamenco-Style-Percussion's make it glitter in the evening sun like little diamonds ....
"Love Song" is inspired by Viru's song "Ikiteru", who was my lead Guitarist on my Japan Tour in April 2010. Long before I met him in Japan I fell in love with this devotional Osho song. The limitations of the Native American Flute changed the melody and enhance the simple unconditional LOVE this song carries. Many thanks to you VIRU in Japan.
"Memories" is one of these electric piano songs I recorded over and over again without ever publishing it. All my songs are recorded in one take. Trying to select the best take was very difficult, because I never play it the same way. So they are all different, sometimes I asked my self, who played this, sounds like me but I can not remember. I totally forgot about this song until Mark Vranesh a dear friend and multi media painter asked me to create a CD for Artist like him, to inspire there process of painting ... so here it is ... romantic spaces of beauty and well-being ...
"Walking in Beauty" is based on a traditional Navaho Melody taught to me on one of my many performances at an "Art & Craft Fair @ Bell Rock Plaza" in Sedona, Arizona. When I asked my old Navajo friend, did I get it right?, ... he said: NO, but it is beautiful anyway ... keep on playing ... .