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Pacific Voyage

by RDL+

In the spirit of adventure, this live studio performance captures it all. Starting on the California coast, Pacific Voyage journeys around the world in a vessel of original compositions, powered by the raw untamed emotions of this spirited trio.
Genre: Jazz: Modern Creative Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Belén
3:48 $0.99
2. Tempelhof
3:18 $0.99
3. Charanga de Lumpiaque
6:58 $0.99
4. Assisi
6:20 $0.99
5. Pacific Voyage
6:08 $0.99
6. Sunday High
2:14 $0.99
7. Hymn to Nik
5:28 $0.99
8. Long Goodbye
4:12 $0.99
9. Yeats & the Pelican
4:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
This album was recorded, mixed, and mastered all by a group of close friends, artists. It is a live studio recording, with very minor edits. As a result the feeling is raw, organic, soulful and immediate to us. At times it seems like there is no way out, that something has to give, but it doesn’t. It endlessly reaches beyond comfort. This is not a polished, perfected musical selfie, rather, it celebrates the trueness of who we are and the love we have for each other.

The album was conceived, written, and recorded with the Pacific Ocean as our backdrop and muse, but also takes us around the globe. It’s a homage to our home, but also to the beautiful and inspiring places that we have been lucky enough to visit – Assisi, Italy, Lumpiaque, Spain, Berlin, Germany, and more. The album as a whole reminds us of the beauty of diverse places, people, experiences, and the spark and inspiration that they can bring to you.

The album was recorded in August 2016 at Orange and Black Studios in Concord, CA. The album was engineered by Steve Weems and mixed by Dave Polk. Mastering was performed by Steve Weems and the album art was composed by Justine Mendoza. Doug Lee – bass, Ruthie Dineen – piano, Steve Weems – drums.

Below are some more thoughts on the each of the album’s all original compositions:

Belén - Dineen
A name, a city, a song, a touchstone.

Tempelhof - Dineen
A tune inspired by the Tempelhof Field and surrounding arts scene in Berlin. While riding bikes in the field and throughout Berlin on a cold wintery day, with snow on the ground, transported to a new creative energy and space.

Charanga de Lumpiaque - Lee
In Spain, the Charanga is a musical group that accompanies many events including the classic bull fight. Typically the band starts a song before the bull is released and at the conclusion of every match. In Lumpiaque, Spain, the main event involves attaching wax balls onto the bulls horns which are lit on fire; brave locals (no professional matadors here) enter the ring where they challenge themselves against the bull. This song emulates the event in it’s ABA form while capturing the drama of such a daring controversial act.

Assisi - Dineen
The mystical and spiritual intensity of the town of Assisi, Italy (home of St. Francis of Assisi) has a strong draw for many. A home to wandering and dedicated people of peace, the town and its inhabitants were the inspiration for this piece.

Pacific Voyage - Dineen
This tune is a homage to the Pacific Ocean and coastal Northern California. It all starts with a drive over Mount Tamalpais and its majestic redwoods. Then suddenly the ocean appears in its vast endless beauty. As you approach the coast you wonder - How far does it go? What treasures exist in this majestic ocean? Bon Voyage!

Sunday High - Dineen
The feeling of release, on the weekend, after a long week.

Hymn to Nik - Dineen
This piece was written in memory of a young man who was a lover of life and the countryside. He was a master botanist, who worked with his hands, loved to laugh and loved his animals and family most of all.

Long Goodbye - Lee
Knowing that your Love will soon depart, wallowing in those sorrows and feelings of loss, crying, then artificially moving on until you remember - you are alone.

Yeats and the Pelican - Dineen
While running through the Oakland hills, and reading the poetry of William Butler Yeats in the evening, this song emerged, in a place of quietude and reflection. The music follows those thoughts, meanderings. It ends with a question...



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