Great minds say true art is something that is beautiful but also catches us by surprise. If art is truly well crafted and heartfelt it can be appreciated over and over again and always is refreshing. This is exactly the effect of the music of Ron Korb.
A consummate artist as both a flutist and brilliant composer he reaches deep within his own experience to produce jewels that are a perfect balance of emotion and musical creativity. He takes us from a mundane reality into his wonderful world of imagination and splendor. His album Behind the Mask takes us on a vivid journey around a spectacular ancient kingdom mixing Asian, Celtic, Spanish and Caribbean music. Celtic Heartland and Celtic Quest takes us into the soul and landscape of the Celtic world and Native Earth take us into a mystical North American Native legend. His music lets us drift into our own personal beautiful daydreams. In his work there is always freedom for the listener to create there own stories and images that are unique to themselves.
In this collection there is a wealth of enjoyment not only first time listeners but also for longtime fans. I have all his previous releases which I love and play all the time. However, this album with all the new mixes and new material and beautiful liner notes and photographs is like hearing Ron Korb’s music for the first time and experiencing it in a new way. It is great to hear his beautiful singing voice in the new song Kaoshiung My Friend which I am sure will become an evergreen classic hit.
Broadcast journalist, singer