Bill Thurman | Pullin' a Few Strings

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Pullin' a Few Strings

by Bill Thurman

This music is where world music intersects with old Irish music in a cool contemplative style and is represented by a small sparkling harp and a full rich toned violin.
Genre: World: Celtic
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1. Summertime Summertime
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2. The Mist On the Mountain
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3. Improvisation No. 1
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4. Greensleves
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5. Improvisation Harmonic Minor
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6. Improvisation No. 2
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7. The Foggy Dew
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8. Planxty George Brabazon
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9. The Star of the County Down
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10. Chant Mozarab
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Bill Thurman has played in nearly every type of music for years including rock to jazz to symphony orchestras. After having played the piano and violin for most of his life, he basically taught himself to play the harp by listening to others, taking a few helpful hints and by using his comprehensive knowledge of music. on this recording he played: a 25 string Blevins small harp, the classical guitar, violin and the D pennywhistle. This music could be described as Irish meets Asian meets ancient classic music with touches of modern jazzy chords here and there. As Debussy would have said, "a Feast for the ear."


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Dianna Shipman

Pullin a Few Strings by Bill Thurman
BILL THURMAN'S NEW CD: "Pullin a Few Strings"
This CD is a wonderful mixture of styles and excellent for meditating or enjoying while sipping your favorite beverage in front of a roaring fire. Overall the selections convey a feeling of hope and often joy. Great job, Bill!
Tracks & my comments

Summertime Summertime Comp by Paddy Maloney
Breathtakingly beautiful; a very emotional piece.

The Mist on the Mountain
A lively piece.

Improvisation no. 1
original by Bill Thurman
A very restful selection.

Greensleeves
A very spritely rendition of a traditional favorite.

Improvisation harmonic minor
original by Bill Thurman
Gypsy overtones with a slightly Oriental flavor and a hint of mysticism, great complexity & variety.
Wow - I love this track!

Improvisation no. 2 original by Bill Thurman
Romantic, melodic number.
It makes me think of movies from the 40's.

The Foggy Dew Tradtional - Irish
Mournful.

Planxty George Brabazon comp Turloch O'Carolan
A traditional favorite well played.

Star of the County Down Traditional - Irish
Another traditional favorite, played in a stately manner.

Chant Mozarab (Gregorian Chant)
A very meditative piece.

Xavier P.

Innovative Irish music with Asian flavors
"Pullin' a Few Strings" by Bill Thurman is an innovative, pioneering world album marked by a palatable fusion of Irish and Asian musical styles. Utilizing the brilliant sounds of the harp, violin, classical guitar, and pennywhistle, Thurman creates unforgettable instrumental compositions that take listeners into a world of serenity, joy, and thrill. "The Mist On the Mountain" demonstrates just this, captivating listeners with its energetic vibe and striking violin melodies. "Improvisation Harmonic Minor" reflects a softer side, setting a stunningly fitting soundscape for peaceful introspection. Also in the ranks of outstanding tracks is "The Star of the County Down," which emanates passionate emotion. Brought to perfection by balanced and experienced production, this CD is sure to satisfy the musical appetites of any follower of world and instrumental music.