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I met R Carlos at a Native American art festival in Denver back in the 1990s. I asked him, "What is your favorite album?" and his response without flinching was "My first, of course!""Why?" I responded inquisitively. "Because without it I would not be standing here. "I saw the gratitude in his eyes to the Great Spirit for his success and it showed in his eyes and in his continued work since that first album. Earth Spirit is another excellent example of his committment to excellence. The individual pieces flow together in an enchanting melodic message of calm and promise. This is one ablum you will play again and again and hear more each time you do. Enjoy! Check it out!
Product Description This album best captures the timeless serenity of the solo Native American flute. R. Carlos Nakai’s music speaks to the spirit with a simplicity that transcends place and time. Includes original compositions, traditional Athabascan and Omaha melodies. This collection of solo flute pieces from Navajo-Ute musician R. Carlos Nakai is an evocative delight. The album consists of mostly original material, from the composition “Canyon Reverie,” to the improvisational “In Media Res,” to “Athabascan Song,” an arrangement of a traditional song. The latter in particular stands out, with a faster rhythm and more lilting melody than most of the other pieces. There’s also “Ancient Dreams,” performed on a bone whistle; the instrument almost exceeds the upper range of human hearing, and Nakai occasionally sounds like he’s imitating birdcalls. A classically trained musician, Nakai blends musical traditions to create a whole that reminds one, on occasion, of Japanese shakuhachi music. –Genevieve Williams
Earth Spirit Review
This is my third cd of R. Carlos Nakai, I use this as a meditation tool and this is by far my favorite flute music. I highly recommend this for meditation or just to listen to. -Read Reviews-
Carlos Nakai is as masterful as it gets. He reaches your very being. His work is as though it is part of you. Very earthy and heavenly! Nonintrusive, yet powerful. The first time I heard Mr. Nakai was on an early evening wandering down the sidewalk in Santa Fe, NM, in the soft desert air. The music would not leave my head. The next morning I headed to the shop where I had heard heaven and told the salesperson I wanted the CD of the music I had heard coming from the shop early evening the night before. I didn’t know enough at that point to tell him the instrument that was being played. I need not have worried; Mr. Nakai’s Native American flute had impacted others as well and the sales person knew exactly what I was asking for. That’s been a number of years ago and this continues to be one of my favorite CDs. If you love nature and the quiet of a walk in the woods, or a beautiful sunny day with birds chirping, and/or the magnificence of the Grand Canyon, you will love this CD.