Clean Lines. . . . . refresh the spirit/focus the mind.
"Clean Lines" is:
-vivid...but with a New Age clarity
-an 'excited whisper'
"Clean Lines" will fill your space with intricate melodies, warm harmonies. But it will never overwhelm. "Clean Lines" is your accompaniment.
"I missed my freeway exit twice, listening to this wonderful CD."
- Michael Moskowitz, Mill Valley CA
"Quite beautiful. In line with jazz albums I adore."
-Laura Legant, Providence, RI
"Moves from complexity to simplicity with seamless brilliance."
-Daniel Nichols, Sonoma CA
"Thoughtful, striking......like 'cool jazz' or 'new age jazz'.
-R. Dev, San Rafael CA
"Many moods, but it always stays within a zone. It's a great companion."
-Barbara Steele, Ashland OR
"Tea and Rain" is reminiscent of Keith Jarrett. "Parade of Westies" is a delight. A beautiful record."
-Kim Bromley, San Rafael CA
"Each tune' is clear, focused, arresting."
-Thom Elkjer, Boonville CA
"A nice, light touch. And incredibly clear. It's hard to find music like this."
-Peter Schmitz, San Francisco
"Love 'Clean Lines'--it's calming, sophisticated, jazzy, unique."
-Susan Granen, San Rafael CA
Robert elkjer, a composer living in San Rafael, California, is also well known in the brass world. His music has been performed and recorded by Doc Severinsen, Joseph Alessi, the Buddy Rich Orchestra, Summit Brass, the Bay Brass, the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet, and many others.
Elkjer, an avid hiker, draws inspiration from the beautiful hills of Marin County, where he has lived since graduation from the New England Conservatory of Music in 1980. One listener has said that "listening to 'Clean Lines' is like drinking clean, cold water from a mountain stream, or waking up to a crisp clear morning overlooking San Francisco Bay".
Elkjer spent seven years mastering his own digital recordings of musical instruments and sounds. The high quality of these samples is evident in 'Clean Lines', which was recorded by Elkjer himself, and is completely digital from start to finish.
To hear more of Robert Elkjer's music, visit his website at www.robertelkjer.com