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|Paul Reisler, Bobby Read|
Birth of a River
Genres: Folk, Jazz, New Age, Pop
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S.D. S. (jamgypsy)
Reviewed on 9/17/2010...
This is one of my all-time favorite CDs. It is all instrumental except for the last track, a lovely poignant vocal song called "Peace of Wild Things." The other songs feature the stunning guitar work of Paul Reisler (famed for founding Trapezoid and Kid Pan Alley) and haunting saxophone of Bobby Read in passionate interplay. I have practically worn this CD out for all the plays I've given it.
Patricia S. (mountaingirlpat) from COLORADO SPGS, CO
Reviewed on 10/25/2008...
This is a great CD, it is classified as Folk but I think it has more Jazz and world/easy beats than Folk. Krishna Das is a guest as well as quite a few other great artists.
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Intelligent instrumental music
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Plainly said, this is a good CD. It works as both pleasant background music and as interesting listening for a music enthusiast. Not astounding music, not entirely unique, but not boring either. Sadly, because of the label on which this record was released, it often gets lumped with all that new age [stuff]. The difficulty, of course, is in trying to classify instrumental music that is neither jazz, nor orchestral, and not sprinkled with fairy dust. If you're looking for smooth, non-offensive, intelligent music without sinking to a Kenny G. sort of level, then Reisler and Read are your men. Bobby Read was the guitarist in the original Bruce Hornsby band, and his playing here is as good as on any of those Hornsby records. The tracks with violin accompaniment are a little reminiscent of a Canadian band from the 1970's called Conventum. Unfortunately, Conventum's records are not currently available on CD. For more music like this try a Canadian music label called Actuellecd.com. Overall, this CD is worth the price of purchase."