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Face the Wind

by Joseph L Young

Face the Wind is a Native American Flute based album with contemporary world and jazz musical influences.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Face the Wind
2:46 $1.00
2. Taking Flight
7:59 $1.00
3. Moyolude
1:38 $1.00
4. Blue Lizard
4:29 $1.00
5. Stone Circle
4:15 $1.00
6. Dream Walk
5:38 $1.00
7. Moonrise
4:57 $1.00
8. MoJoe (Live)
2:54 $1.00
9. Aurora
4:35 $1.00
10. Touch the Earth (Live)
3:02 $1.00
11. Amore de la Rosa
5:31 $1.00
12. The Poetry of Air
3:49 $1.00
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Joe Ross

Soothing and mesmerizing melodic experience
From Idaho, Joseph L. Young has released his second album “Face the Wind,” and it will be warmly received as a stellar showcase of his creativity and musicianship. An artist of breathtaking ability who is frequently seen on the flute festival circuit, Young composed and arranged all of the compositions on “Face the Wind.” He uses a variety of flutes, and the album also includes affable flavorings of his own saxophone, percussion and wind synthesizer. The title cut, performed solo as a flute tribute to a deceased friend, opens Young’s album. In fact, the entire album is dedicated to “friends that were taken from us too quickly.” Fortunately, the album is not packed with just mournful, sad music. Young’s enchanting repertoire always keeps flute in the forefront while evoking a sense of calm within the great ocean of serenity. He demonstrates has an alluring knack for being able to incorporate Native American, jazz, oriental and world sensibilities into his seductive music. By track two (“Taking Flight”), Matt Roos’ acoustic guitar, Ken Kolman’s bass guitar, and Dustin McFadden-Elliott’s percussion are added to the mix. Track three (“Moyolude”) features Young’s short solo on the pensive Moyo drum. “Blue Lizard” has an infectious melody, and Young’s use of his Yamaha Wind Synth on “Dream Walk” conjures images of suspended consciousness through time and space. Liner notes failed to credit the understated vocalizing on this track, but I’m told that it was actually Joe’s own chant. “MoJoe” is a live free-form improvised piece with guitarist Matt Roos, who spontaneously co-penned the tune with Young in a jam.

Throughout the project, we hear tastefully-arranged instrumental interplay that makes for a very soothing and mesmerizing melodic experience. Young’s outstanding soundscapes result in bountiful rewards. “Face the Wind” has colorful music that takes flight, soars above limits, walks with dreams, touches hearts, and basks in the sun. His memorable and breezy music simply celebrates life. (Joe Ross, Roseburg, Or.)