Neil Tatar & David Darling | Where Did the Time Go

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Where Did the Time Go

by Neil Tatar & David Darling

Contemporary instrumental music with an ambient and light jazz flair, featuring original compositions written on guitar, piano and cello.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Journey
Neil Tatar & David Darling
4:25 album only
2. Where Did the Time Go
Neil Tatar & David Darling
5:52 album only
3. Tuesday
Neil Tatar & David Darling
3:14 album only
4. Garuda
Neil Tatar & David Darling
5:08 album only
5. Moment of Desire
Neil Tatar & David Darling
4:19 album only
6. Waltz for Lini
Neil Tatar & David Darling
4:01 album only
7. Return to Journey
Neil Tatar & David Darling
9:19 album only
8. Last Dance
Neil Tatar & David Darling
3:47 album only
9. Celebration of Dudek
Neil Tatar & David Darling
5:25 album only


Album Notes
This highly acclaimed album has reached the #1 ranking internationally on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Airplay charts . The album is a collection of original compositions written and performed by Neil Tatar and David Darling.
David Darling is a Grammy Award winning Cellist/Composer/Teacher.
His most recent recording, Prayer For Compassion, won the Grammy Award for best album in 2010.
He founded Music For People, an internationally recognized organization, facilitating workshops to help all people experience the joy of music.
He is a former member of The Grammy award winning Paul Winter Consort and has been touring for over 40 years. He has given concerts in major venue’s internationally.
He has also been a Composer of Film Scores such as “Heat” and La Novelle Vague.
Neil has been exploring music improvisation for most of his life. Early in his career, as a guitarist and teacher in Boston, he began to develop an approach to music that would ultimately evolve into his unique sound. A playful and expressive guitarist, Neil's musical influence becomes apparent to the listener as one hears a blending of blues, rhythm and blues, and jazz in his composition and performance. Neil's wonderfully melodic phrasing and chording on piano are reflections of some of his innermost life experiences. He finds passion in life's most profound moments, giving inspiration to his musical sketches and expressions. These improvisational sounds have become Neil's voice, his connection to his music and to his audience.



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Review excerpt from Music and Media Focus
The title of the new release by Neil Tatar and David Darling, Where Did The Time Go poses a question you may well ask yourself after becoming totally absorbed in listening to this captivating music. Although this is their first collaboration, both are veteran musicians with extensive experience in music and the arts.

The album sets sail with the appropriately titled “Journey.” The drone of an Indian instrument called a tamboura creates an exotic mystical atmosphere further enhanced by soft tinkling chimes. Neil’s acoustic guitar provides both background and melody that drifts over the soundscape. David’s cello weaves in and out of the sonic tapestry, perfectly accenting the guitar phrasing, with an occasional hint of Eastern influence. Neil’s blues and jazz influences surface from time to time, adding flavors not as often heard in this genre of music. Next, on the album’s title track, Neil opens with a peaceful impressionistic piano piece that David’s soulful sonorous cello dances upon. It’s a lovely duet and a nice contrast to the guitar and cello pairing of the first track.

One of my favorite songs was “Garuda,” that is anchored by an earthy hand drum rhythm and sprinkled with ethereal ambient cello, guitar, and piano accents. It is a perfect blend of movement and spaciousness that I found quite appealing. Another of my favorites is the song that brings the album to a close. Entitled “Celebration of Dudek,” this one also features a hand drum rhythm that lays down a toe-tapping beat. It’s definitely the funkiest song on the album and features Neil on guitar showing a bit of his roots. This is balanced nicely by David’s sweet cello providing more sustained sounds and textures.

Where Did The Time Go by Neil Tatar and David Darling provides an intriguing intersection of musical influences – one of the most unique I’ve heard in a while, and is an eminently enjoyable listening experience that will appeal to a wide range of music lovers.

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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Where Did The Time Go" is an outstanding collaboration by guitarist/pianist/composer Neil Tatar and Grammy-winning cellist/composer David Darling. Originally released in 2013, this album is now getting the promotion it so richly deserves. An eclectic mix of composed and improvised music by two master musicians, the nine tracks are a fascinating melange of styles and genres from jazz and blues to Middle Eastern to flowing, lyrical melodies. This is music that can slip quietly into the background, but it really shouldn’t stay there - this is great stuff! In addition to guitar, piano and cello, guest musicians appear on some of the tracks on Indian flute, percussion, and dudek. Both Tatar and Darling are teachers who bring a lifetime of musical experience to their creative endeavors, taking their music to a level not often seen or heard these days.

"Where Did The Time Go" begins with “Journey,” a wonderful piece that defies classification. Acoustic guitar, bowed and pizzicato cello, and chimes blend to create a sound that is sometimes playful and sometimes more serious with a distinctive Middle Eastern flavor - a great start! The title track is a gorgeous duet for cello and piano. Reflective and nostalgic, Darling’s cello tugs at the heartstrings with its melancholy voice and deep introspection. This one deserves a “wow!” “Tuesday” is a guitar solo that incorporates light jazz, a little blues, and some incredible finger-picking. “Garuda” goes to a darker, more mysterious place with the help of flute, light percussion, piano, cello and electric guitar. “Moment of Desire” ventures into a more ambient realm, passionate and spontaneous. The tender and graceful “Waltz for Lini” is a sublime duet for acoustic guitar and cello. At almost 9 1/2 minutes, “Return To Journey” is by far the longest track and has a very strong Middle Eastern influence. I never think of the cello as an instrument that would appear in this kind of music, but Darling makes it sound perfectly natural. Piano is also a fairly unusual component in Indian-styled music, but it holds back as a supporting member of the ensemble and works beautifully. “Last Dance” is beautifully melancholy - a poignant duet for piano and cello with guitar embellishments. “Celebration Of Dudek” closes the album with a rhythmic yet sorrowful piece that touches the heart as it soothes the soul.

I have to admit that this is my first exposure to Neil Tatar’s music, and I hope it isn’t the last! David Darling is always stellar, and "Where Did The Time Go" is no exception. Beautiful from the first note to the last, I highly recommend this album!