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American Acoustic
Eric Tingstad, Nancy Rumbel
American Acoustic
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2

This warm, charming two-CD set from duo Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel is a collection of new, "live studio" recordings of their most popular compositions as well as a sprinkle of new, original pieces. This, their seventh ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Eric Tingstad, Nancy Rumbel
Title: American Acoustic
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 6/2/1998
Release Date: 6/2/1998
Genres: Jazz, New Age, Pop
Style: Meditation
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 724384586225, 724384586249, 724384586256

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This warm, charming two-CD set from duo Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel is a collection of new, "live studio" recordings of their most popular compositions as well as a sprinkle of new, original pieces. This, their seventh collection, holds the best of the airy, melodious music that these two versatile musicians give birth to so well together. In addition to playing oboe, Rumbel blends in the English horn, double alto, and tenor ocarinas on these discs while Tingstad works masterfully on classical and steel-string guitars. Known for their love of and inspiration from the environment, this twosome draws expansively on experiences from their beloved Pacific Northwest, the Great Plains, the Southwest, the Southeast, and various American legends for their muse here. And the booklet's beautiful photos of America set an uplifting mood. --Karen Karleski

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Gary S. (wa7rgq) from SAN DIEGO, CA
Reviewed on 5/13/2007...
Well-executed 20-bit recording of acoustic standards and originals in purely American style. Also makes great production music for private videos. You should have broad vistas of purple mountains when listening to this music.

CD Reviews

Liquid Architecture
Greg | 11/06/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Trying to describe Tingstad and Rumbel's music with mere words is like trying to render a Frank Lloyd Wright building with Lego blocks. Eric uses the phrase "liquid architecture" to describe music and its ability to create a space within which we can be.Eric and Nancy's music takes us out of time and into quiet, cancelling out the noise that surrounds us, and allowing us to hear and feel the world's heartbeat - and our own. They take us to a rich variety of beautiful places all over the world - from pastoral sunlit meadows to stormy mountaintops; from wooden sailing ships to country chapels; from lush forests to scalding desert.The musical means are deceptively economical, often a single guitar and oboe (or English horn, or ocarina). The clean musical lines, free of any excess weight, soar freely and carve out surprisingly large open spaces. Eric and Nancy's wide range of stylistic interests results in a mix which can satisfy listeners of varying tastes.This music isn't just for the "new age" crowd. Anyone who likes good music should check out Tingstad and Rumbel. This collection, featuring new recordings from seven T&R and solo albums, as well as several new songs, is ideal to begin with."
American Acoustic
Greg | 09/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Unlike some "New Age" titles, American Acoustic is melodic, serene, and sometimes fun. The selections complement each other. I thoroughly enjoyed it."