Thursday, January 02, 2014

Contemplative Fellowship

I have been listening to Jeff Johnson's music for many years, always delighted by his compositions and sensitive playing. His collaborations with Brian Dunning (of Nightnoise fame) have almost always been nothing short of stunning. So I am not surprised to find this project, with violinist Wendy Goodwin to be remarkable and quite edifying.

All of the songs here are arranged to give each player plenty of room to shine without blotting out the contributions of the others. This is music that adds beauty to just about any environment, whether that be your personal quiet time, reading a book with a quiet beverage, or conversations with friends. In fact, this music feels like a contemplative conversation where few words need to be shared, but fellowship is deepened.

More information about this brilliant album can be found here.


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