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Issa Music – Featured Selection: (4) “Skeptic” April 1, 2012

Posted by rwf1954 in fusion jazz, Issa, Issa Legend, jazz, Jesus in India, music, mystic jazz, new age jazz, Saint Issa legend.
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  • (Each month, I will feature a detailed description of one of the thirteen selections from my CD “Issa Music” with a link to the full piece. That link will remain up for one month. After that, the link at this post will be to a one minute clip. One minute clips of all the Issa Pieces are available at my website. Detailed notes on all the pieces are also available there. The full length pieces available with these blog posts are before mastering for CD release. The complete Issa Music CD is available for sale, along with downloads of individual mastered selections.)
  • (“Issa Music” is an East-meets-West mystic jazz CD released inspired by the “Legend of Issa.” Did Jesus journey to India and study Buddhism and Hinduism before his world-changing spiritual mission in Roman-occupied Judea? If so, are West and East spiritually connected in ways we have never imagined? “Issa Music” celebrates this idea with a blend of eastern and western modes and timbres.)

Play this month’s selection: “Skeptic”

Background on “Skeptic”: This is the third piece from Set Two of the Issa pieces, the twelfth piece overall.  I made full use of the Yamaha TX synthesizer modules on this one. Those TX modules play great pitched drum sounds. I started “Skeptic” off with low pitched drums, with the pitches barely distinguishable. The marimba sounds start to outline a tonality, but it still seems wonderfully ambiguous. The melody then comes storming in, with horns in the background, with a funky jazz fusion feel. From there, I moved back and forth through textures, calling on different combinations of pitched drums, working over the funky fusion theme within the concept of this music.

“Issa Music is Coming” blog post, September 21, 2011.

The story behind Issa Music.

Probable liner notes for the Issa Music CD.

Richard Warren Field music page.

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