Gary Yamane | Voices in the Wind

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Voices in the Wind

by Gary Yamane

Traditional and contemporary flute music of the Southwest and beyond.
Genre: World: Native American
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1. Morning
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2. Little Big Girl
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3. The Lovers
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4. Autumn Rains
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5. Red Dust
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6. L'il Train
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7. Blue Silk
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8. Rainforest
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9. Lament
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10. My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice
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11. Return of the Buffalo Suite
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12. Mr. Tubbs Takes a Stroll
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Gary Yamane has been a student of the creative process for 35 years, ever since he picked up the saxophone at age 8.

He holds a B.A. degree in Creative Arts and is a musician and composer who has composed for multimedia projects by international high tech companies and local non-profit organizations.

His current CD project "Voices in the Wind" is a unique collection of compositions using flutes from around the world. The CD has been nominated for best album of the year in the 2003 CD of the Year Awards on Kweevak.com., and the New Mexico Music Industry Awards for 2002 has nominated the album as Best Musical production in the Native American style music category! Also, The piece "Morning" has been nominated by Just Plain Folks for best solo instrumental of 2002.

His music spans the genres and is as diverse as life itself. During the summer of 2002, he toured with the Southwest Repertory Theater Group and provided the music for the production of N. Scott Momaday's play "The Indolent Boys".

He is also a digital artist and has won awards for his digital images.

He currently lives in Taos, New Mexico in an Earthship with his soul mate, dog, and cat. He teaches music at a local charter high school and performs and records regularly locally.


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James

Very peaceful
I got what I exptected...a well-done recording with an authentic feel. Thanks!

Jasmine

Great music for yoga classes!
I am a yoga instructor and have been using this CD in all my classes---the music is just wonderfully centering and peaceful yet active.

Joe M

Great CD of masterful flute playing
This CD, "Voices in the Wind" from Gary Yamane is a delight in many ways. Not only is he a master flute player but he has taken the Cedar flute to new heights and has set a new standard for playing this traditional flute. The CD has an improvisational feel yet there are clearly arranged compositions. The bluesy "Blue Silk" is jazzy and hip and somehow the Cedar flute sounds right at home. The mournful sounds on "Lament" capture the horror and sadness of the 9/11/01 incidents with amazing clarity. This piece will be played in years to come to help us remember our emotions and feelings regarding the attacks. "Return of the Buffalo Suite" is a pow wow on CD---drums, prayers and rock and roll---check it out! And as if that weren't enough, the colors of Balinese Suling and silver flutes are added on other tracks---this CD covers a wide range of genres and styles and is never boring. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves good music.

Laura T. Lynch of Kweevak.com

Diverse sounds and tones from the flute family !
Voices in the Wind is a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary flutes. Yamane plays a varied selection of wind instruments such as the cedar flute, Balinese suling, silver flute and ocarinas. His songs span a wide range of styles from the sounds of the southwest to the world beyond. The twelve tracks are stories of life, nature and current events. This is eclectic mix that includes touches of jazz, classical, new age and Native American. Yamane accents his fabulous flutes with steady drums that echoes of the past and modern synthesizers that give his music a contemporary feel. 'Morning,' the opening track, is peaceful and promising like the start of a new day. 'Blue Silk' is smooth and flows in meditative tones. 'Return of the BuffaloSuite' is based on a poem from the Lakota nation. It is a fifteen-minute epic that brings the listener back to a fireside in which the legends of the tribe are shared. Voices in the Wind is an incredible instrumental CD!