Remembrance Songs From a Journey Songbook By John Vames
This collection of 13 songs by John Vames is music celebrating the beauty and versatility of the Native American Flute. These original songs are scored in Nakai Tablature and are a collection of both traditional and Jazz. They tell of events, thoughts and feelings, and give the magic of the flute and John's playing. These songs will reach your mind and heart. Most songs on the album are written in traditional Native American style, meditative with solo flute. Remembrance, Your Own Special Way, The Gift, Broken Wing and After the Rain are presented just that way. As Above So Below, Call to Spring and The Wedding, though traditional, have a contemporary feel when experienced with Will Clipman's accompaniments.
Lastly, there are those songs that speak in a Jazz voice, like Sweet. His Blue Flute begins with a traditional Native sound, kicks into jazz and then returns to traditional. Lost on the Rez is another blending of traditional and jazz. You can hear the mix of two cultures: a push and pull influence of one on the other, their confusion and attempt at resolve. All the songs in this book can be heard on its companion CD Remembrance-
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