Joanne Lazzaro | Amazing Grace - Trail of Tears

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Amazing Grace - Trail of Tears

by Joanne Lazzaro

Using a full double-Native American flute, Joanne Lazzaro performs a extended improvisation on the well-know tune "Amazing Grace", and incorporates her own counter-melody "Trail of Tears".
Genre: New Age: Meditation
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One of the most popular tracks from Joanne Lazzaro's "live" 2015 album "Under The Stars", Amazing Grace-Trail of Tears combines the well-known melody with her own improvised counter-melody "Trail of Tears". Recorded in the historic 100-inch telescope dome at the Mount Wilson Observatory, the track you hear is exactly what was recorded that night - no editing or studio effects (other than noise removal). The double flute in F#, combined with the dramatic echo, reverb and other acoustical phenomena in the observatory dome, create the effect of an entire choir of Native American flutes.

Says Joanne "I really had no idea how the song was going to come out, until I started playing. I had planned the overall structure, and practiced the hand-switching needed to change the harmony notes, but the rest was improvised very much in the moment."

This track will benefit from a close listen with headphones. At one point, you may be able hear the far-off barking of the observatory dog, G.W. Ritchie, which was left in the final mix.

Album credits-
Special thanks to the Mount Wilson Observatory and the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. This project would not have been possible without their generous support. Hugs and kisses to MWO’s Tom Meneghini, Ken Evans and Nik Arkimovich for managing the logistics and for their invaluable assistance during the recording session. Undying gratitude to the on-location recording crew from Art Institute - you guys rock!
Producer: Philip Mantione
Lead Recording & Mix Engineer: Ian Vargo
Assistant Audio Engineers: Alex Cho and Brad Delorenzo
Mastering: Wayne Peet at Newzone Studio, Los Angeles
Cover photo: Taken by Nicholas Arkimovich at China Ranch (Amargosa River Valley) just outside of Death Valley National Park, California.



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