MP3 Nathan Bigman - Sound of Sunrise
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11 MP3 Songs in this album (48:34) !
Related styles: FOLK: Free-folk, JAZZ: Piano Jazz
Nathan is a piano player and songwriter, born and raised in Detroit. He studied 12 years of classical piano with Gertrude Schueller, and 2 years of jazz with Cliff Habian. He currently lives in Israel, where he writes in a bomb shelter.
Sound of Sunrise is Nathan's second CD. It was recorded in Studio 21 in Raanana, Israel, conveniently located 200 meters from Nathan's home.
A few words from Nathan about the music and the CD:
These songs are inspired by life and imagination, and things I see and experience daily, riding my bike through orange groves and along the Mediterranean coast. Some are simple piano melodies, others have lyrics.
â¢ Bird of my Morning. This has been brewing in my head for years. It was actually inspired by a real bird, the Bulbul, which sings the most beautiful songs. The song starts with a lyrical phrase referring to dusk and dawn, which is based on a thought by Kate Thompson, an artist and writer in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
â¢ Knowing You. Did your wife or girlfriend ever say "If you really knew meâ¦"? Mine doesn't, but that phrase and a few hours on the beach resulted in this song.
â¢ By the River. This is an instrumental piece that didn't quite make it onto my first disk, "A Day without a Funeral".
â¢ Amulet. I wrote this song for my dear friend, Cheryl Kessler, who was suffering from cancer. She died this year, and the world is a sadder place without her.
â¢ Cement walls. A piano piece.
â¢ The Mountain. I've spend a fair amount of time on and near Mt. Rainier. A bit of quiet time on a mountain, in the woods, by a stream, or in the desert, is highly recommended.
â¢ A Reason. An instrumental piece that was meant to have lyrics. The lyrics remain in a drawer, waiting for the right tune.
â¢ Just a Note. Written in 30 minutes during a ride through a local citrus grove after a rain shower. Dig the cello solo.
â¢ Flower Best. I sent a friend a bunch of photos from a hike, and she liked the picture of the flower best.
â¢ Sound of Sunrise. I know, it's a little depressing, but haven't you had these kinds of thoughts? Meanwhile, the rest of the CD is upbeat enough to make up for this one, I hope.
â¢ Dull and Gray. What do you do when the world looks dull and gray?
Thanks to my family for not minding my retreating into the bomb shelter for hours at a time to work on old and new material. Thanks to the whole gang at Studio 21: Smadar, Ziggy, Zvika, and especially Guy Litvak, the sound engineer, who really invested a lot of energy and creativity in bringing my ideas to life, making them sound better than I thought possible, and encouraging me to focus on the good in my music.
The album art is the photo Coos Bay Sunrise, taken in Coos Bay, Oregon by Jim Corbin ([email protected]://www.tradebit.com). Thank you Jim for sending me this beautiful sunrise photo. Thank you to Lea Cohen of Pimento Web Design for her help with the "album art".
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