N-Side, the Healer | Living in the Poetry Hotel

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Living in the Poetry Hotel

by N-Side, the Healer

The CD: "Living in The Poetry Hotel" marks the return of jazz/poet N-Side. Now going by the name N-Side, the healer, this CD represents his committed to being of service, with more emphasize on the poetry.
Genre: Jazz: Free Jazz
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1. The Channel (Intro)
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2. The Channel
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3. A Journey from the N-Side
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4. Problem or Solution?
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5:59 $0.99
5. Hearing Things (From a Disinherited Wasteland)
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6:19 $0.99
6. I'm Still Waiting for a Dream
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7. The Art of Traveling Black
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8. I Don't Know Why?
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9. Vanguard Five (The Spirit of Soul Art)
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10. An Open Heart Will Grow
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"Living in The Poetry Hotel" marks the return to jazz/poetry for the artist N-Side. Once recognized as N-Side, the blessed one. Norman A. Woods felt the name represented his appreciation for being able to express his internal struggles and various stages of his triumphs. Later on, he chose to be called N-Side and The Tribe, acknowledging appreciation his band, which supported his belief that you are only as successful as those you are surrounded by. Never feeling as though there was no place for him in the commercial marketplace, he chose to stop writing and performing for a few years. This time away, provided him time for introspective insight. After several calls from a small, but very important group of fans, he didn't know he had, a new birth in his creative evolution took place. "Words spoken and heard at the right time, can help someone make necessary and needed life changes." "And that's when I understood that my art is not my own" says N-Side, who now goes by the name "N-Side, the healer". Musically, this CD features superb piano playing all throughout the CD, by Keith Saunders, backed by Ollie Dudek on upright bass. Also additional contribution by upright bass extraordinaire, Chris Amberger and piano mastery by long time friend, mentor and "Tribe" member, Si Perkoff.

Committed to being of service, and with more emphasize on the poetry, rather than the music, "Living in The Poetry Hotel", hopes to contribute to the healing process, which has always been a trademark characteristic of N-Side's work.


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Words spoken at the right time can facilitate change… Poetry with Jazz can facilitate healing and that’s what we have found here on N-Side, the healer’s latest recording LIVING IN THE POETRY HOTEL. This hip and cool project focuses on the healing process with beautifully crafted words accompanied by gorgeous jazz undertones. Norman A. Woods is the poet known as N-Side, the healer, he has found an artful, jazz-centric way to express his inner struggles along with the various stages of his triumphs. Stories and feelings, frustrations and victories we can all relate to… SmoothJazz.com is pleased to introduce our Global audience to this soulful and original artist. We believe that you will indeed embrace his deep, stirring spoken word, while attaching quickly to the sophisticated jazz platform he speaks upon.