In Harmony, We Journey - The Best of R. Carlos Nakai - The Second 20 Years R. Carlos Nakai

Album Info

Album Veröffentlichung:
2021

HRA-Veröffentlichung:
05.11.2021

Label: Canyon Records

Genre: World Music

Subgenre: Worldbeat

Interpret: R. Carlos Nakai

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  • 1Winter Camp03:29
  • 2Alpine Dawn05:11
  • 3Waipi'o Paka'alana05:03
  • 4Excursions into Memory06:46
  • 5Omaha Song04:29
  • 6Obsidian Talisman05:32
  • 7Sunrise Song03:02
  • 8Horses in the Rain05:04
  • 9Monsoon Morning04:46
  • 10Oasis05:49
  • 11Kathmandu This08:06
  • 12Wanderer's Dream03:42
  • Total Runtime01:00:59

Info zu In Harmony, We Journey - The Best of R. Carlos Nakai - The Second 20 Years

This collection presents music released by eleven-time Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai over the second 20 years of a distinguished career which explored the expressive range of the traditional Native American flute in a wide range of genres – jazz, new age, classical, Hawaiian, and EDM – and features harp guitarist William Eaton, percussionist Will Clipman, cellist Udi Bar-David, Hawaiian singer/slack key guitarist Keola Beamer, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (Nakai with AmoChip Dabney, Johnny Walker, Will Clipman), electronic dance music producer Cliff Sarde and composer James DeMars. “In Harmony, We Journey” is the companion album to Nakai’s first “best of” collection, “In Beauty, We Return.”

R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) began playing the Native American flute in 1980 when he received one as a gift and challenged to see what he could do with it. In the decades since then, Nakai released forty albums (4.5 million sold) with Canyon Records (plus albums for other labels), earned two Gold Records (Earth Spirit and Canyon Trilogy) and a Platinum Record (Canyon Trilogy), and received 11 GRAMMY nominations. Nakai has worked with GRAMMY -winning artists Paul Horn and Billy Williams as well as guitarist/luthier William Eaton, composer James DeMars among many others. Nakai introduced the traditional flute into New Age, jazz, and classical genres and authored the best-selling book, “The Art of the Native American Flute.”

This collection presents music released by eleven-time Grammy nominee R. Carlos Nakai over the second 20 years of a distinguished career which explored the expressive range of the traditional Native American flute in a wide range of genres – jazz, new age, classical, Hawaiian, and EDM – and features harp guitarist William Eaton, percussionist Will Clipman, cellist Udi Bar-David, Hawaiian singer/slack key guitarist Keola Beamer, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (Nakai with AmoChip Dabney, Johnny Walker, Will Clipman), electronic dance music producer Cliff Sarde and composer James DeMars. “In Harmony, We Journey” is the companion album to Nakai’s first “best of” collection, “In Beauty, We Return.”

R. Carlos Nakai, flute




R. Carlos Nakai
Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He began his musical studies on the trumpet, but a car accident ruined his embouchure. His musical interests took a turn when he was given a traditional cedar flute as a gift and challenged to master it. As an artist, he is an adventurer and risk taker, always giving his musical imagination free rein. Nakai is also an iconoclastic traditionalist who views his cultural heritage not only as a source and inspiration, but also a dynamic continuum of natural change, growth, and adaptation subject to the artist’s expressive needs.

Nakai’s first album, Changes, was released by Canyon Records in 1983, and since then he has released fourty albums with Canyon plus additional albums and guest appearances on other labels. In addition to his educational workshops and residencies, Nakai has appeared as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, and has worked with guitarist/luthier William Eaton, composer James DeMars, pianist Peter Kater and “the late” Paul Horn among many others. The famed American choreographer Martha Graham used Nakai’s second album, Cycles, in her last work Night Chant. Nakai contributed music to the major motion pictures New World (New Line) and Geronimo (Columbia).

Nakai, while cognizant of the traditional use of the flute as a solo instrument, began finding new settings for it, especially in the genres of jazz and classical. He founded the ethnic jazz ensemble, the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, to explore the intersection of ethnic and jazz idioms.

Nakai brought the flute into the concert hall, performing with over 30 symphony and chamber orchestras. He was a featured soloist on the Philip Glass composition, Piano Concerto No. 2: After Lewis & Clark, premiered by the Omaha Symphony. Nakai also works with producer and arranger Billy Williams, a two-time Grammy® winner, in composing for and performing the traditional flute in orchestral works of a lighter vein.

In a cross-cultural foray, Nakai performed extensively with the Wind Travelin’ Band, a traditional Japanese ensemble from Kyoto which resulted in an album, Island of Bows. Additional recordings with ethnic artists include In A Distant Place with Tibetan flutist and chanter Nawang Khechog, and Our Beloved Land with famed Hawaiian slack key guitarist and singer Keola Beamer. Recently, Nakai released Voyagers with Philadelphia Orchestra cellist Udi Bar-David which blends Native American melodies with Jewish and Arabic songs.

Nakai has received two gold records (500,000 units sold) for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit which are the first (and only) Native American recordings to earn this recognition. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music. He has sold over four million albums in the course of his career.

A Navy veteran, Nakai earned a Master’s Degree in American Indian Studies from the University of Arizona. He was awarded the Arizona Governor’s Arts Award in 1992, and an honorary doctorate from Northern Arizona University in 1994. In 2005 Nakai was inducted into the Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame. Nakai has also authored a book with composer James DeMars, The Art of the Native American Flute, which is a guide to performing the traditional cedar flute.



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