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The Shape of Light
Jeff Ball
The Shape of Light
Genres: International Music, New Age, Pop
 
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Award winning flute player Jeff Ball continues to explore the boundaries of the Native American Flute on his new album, The Shape of Light, along with guest artists Arvel Bird & Peter Phippen. Jeff plays the flute in a tra...  more »

     
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All Artists: Jeff Ball
Title: The Shape of Light
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Red Feather Music
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 1/1/2007
Album Type: CD
Genres: International Music, New Age, Pop
Styles: North America, Native American
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 658969610428

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Award winning flute player Jeff Ball continues to explore the boundaries of the Native American Flute on his new album, The Shape of Light, along with guest artists Arvel Bird & Peter Phippen. Jeff plays the flute in a traditional style amid a tapestry of other instruments including cello, violin, piano & acoustic guitar; all of which are joined by an instrument new to the percussive family called a Hang. This is Jeff's seventh album & is not to be missed.

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JEFF BALL'S NEW CD COMBINES NATIVE FLUTE AND THE NEW SPACE-A
Jake | 03/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Over the course of ten albums, Jeff Ball has come to be recognized as one of the premier players of wooden American Indian flutes. Jeff has always been one of the most progressive and innovative wood flutists, both melodically and with his arrangements. This album is no exception because instead of using a traditional drum kit as before, his band's drummer plays space-age dome-metal instrument called a hang (pronounced like gong) which was only invented in 2001. The hang is played like a hand-drum, but combines rhythm and melodies (notes and chords can be played on it).

On THE SHAPE OF LIGHT Ball brings modern sounds together with those from an American Indian culture thousands of years old, he also draws musical inspiration from the world around him (the tunes "Tranquility," "Finding Promise," "Never Alone") as well as from ancient native images and traditions ("Escape Of The Medicine Man," "In Buffalo Skin," "Drawing In Embers").

THE SHAPE OF LIGHT is more acoustic, improvisational and meditative than previous Jeff Ball albums. Two of the tunes are in the ten-minute jam-band range. If you enjoy cutting-edge new music mixing traditional native flute with more modern European-invented instruments, this CD will probably appeal to you.

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Excellent & Relaxing...
B. Proctor | Charlotte, NC | 09/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I play this CD whenever I am giving a Swedish Massage and it sets the pace very nicely for a deep, relaxing massage session. It is just long enough to complete an hour massage and have some play time left before the client has left the room. I seriously listen to this CD every day. It is awesome."