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From A Blue Planet
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
A collection of nine quintessential Chuck Greenberg compositions featuring his trademark lyricon, flutes, and tenor & soprano saxes. Features Shadowfaxers Phil Maggini and Charles Bisharat, as well as Alex DeGrassi and a h... more »
A collection of nine quintessential Chuck Greenberg compositions featuring his trademark lyricon, flutes, and tenor & soprano saxes. Features Shadowfaxers Phil Maggini and Charles Bisharat, as well as Alex DeGrassi and a host of others. Experienced a very limited release in 1991, yet rose to #6 on the Gavin Report Adult Alternative and #12 on Billboards Top Adult Alternative.
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Very typical of Chuck Greenberg, meaning wonderful
John O'Connor | Springfield, Ohio United States | 06/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is Chuck Greenberg's first, and only, album under his own name, and it is well worth having. Mr. Greenberg has contributed to many albums by other fine musicians, as well as to the great group "Shadowfax", but I have not heard him play any better than he does on this album. Just the track "No Long Goodbyes" is worth many times the price of the disk. Please, if you like music, buy this CD."
Both less -- and more! -- than Shadowfax
R. Josef | New Haven, CT United States | 03/26/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Recorded at a time when Shadowfax faced a very uncertain future, this album by group leader Chuck Greenberg showed a side of the man's music that hadn't quite shown up on the most recent band releases. The other group members were becoming increasingly involved in the songwriting, so Chuck had accumulated quite a backlog of material.On his own album ,we are missing some sides of the band's multi-faceted musical personality. The emphasis on various ethnic percussion mixtures, or the gentle acoustic or dynamic electric guitar parts don't really show up. Chuck pretty much sticks to beautiful, gentle pieces based on keyboards, over which he solos distintively with his trademark wind instruments, sax and lyricon. These pieces, though, are highly melodic and engaging, showing the full range of Chuck's writing, performing and produicing skills. The one departure is the amusing "Two Headed Alarm Clock", with a very funky electric guitar rhythm and lyricon all over the place. Very fun!If you think music labeled "New Age" is dull background music, then this album will change your mind. It's getting harder to find, so get it and open up to the great music of Chuck Greenberg. Then, check out his work with Shadowfax."
John T. O'Connor | Ohio | 08/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chuck Greenberg was one of the true geniuses of modern new age/jazz. A wonderful melodist, a more than competent instrumentalist, a far better than average composer and a great lead musician or sidekick. This CD shows him at his best, although there were some unbelievable duets with Chuck and Will Ackerman, too. The duets here are with Alex DeGrassi, who ain't too bad a guitarist himself. As usual, Chuck is brilliant, melodic and wonderful. Do yourself a HUGE favor and buy this CD."