In 1986 I produced an album of original music which combined a
“New Age” aesthetic with influences from Latin Jazz. I already
had a background playing Latin Jazz both as a percussionist and on keyboards.
My friend and fellow musician Schawkie Roth had pioneered the idea of directing
music projects for specific applications like meditation, relaxation, and
joyous celebration. He plays wonderful bamboo flute on some of the selections.
For the more jazz oriented tracks I brought in the consummate woodwind player
Tony Pagano on silver flute and also the late great vibist John Rae who
had worked with Cal Tjader. I played all the parts of the rhythm section
by overdubbing to 16 track tape prior to the addition of these soloists.
The natural sounds of surf and birds were recorded in Hawaii.