Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson | Journey Toward the Heart

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Journey Toward the Heart

by Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson

Exquisite piano and flute music combining a reverence for nature with a passion for human and stellar cosmology; inquisitive, fiery, lyrical and majestic, this original expression stirs the soul and opens a portal to the sublime.
Genre: New Age: Contemporary Instrumental
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joyous
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
4:06 $0.99
2. Devotion
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:31 $0.99
3. Irish Heart
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:05 $0.99
4. Ancient Voices
Laura Jackson
2:13 $0.99
5. Forgiveness
Mark Torgeson
5:35 $0.99
6. Letting Go
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:55 $0.99
7. Heart Into Sun
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:03 $0.99
8. Moontide
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:51 $0.99
9. SeaSwept
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:21 $0.99
10. Call of the Heart
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:07 $0.99
11. Reunion
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
2:40 $0.99
12. Choices
Mark Torgeson
1:54 $0.99
13. Danny Boy
Laura Jackson
2:50 $0.99
14. Morning Meditation
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:34 $0.99
15. Ascension
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
4:33 $0.99
16. Neptune Rising
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:24 $0.99
17. Sassy
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
4:34 $0.99
18. Cherry Blossoms
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
3:29 $0.99
19. Passion
Mark Torgeson & Laura Jackson
2:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Journey Toward the Heart is a culmination of Mark and Laura's love of the transformational and healing qualities of music. Using grand piano, traditional silver flute. Lemurian flute and Native American wooden flutes, the duo weaves a tapestry of intention and art to create a soundscape that transports one to the inner realms of awareness, opening, and awakening.

Mark Torgeson is a classically trained pianist whose spontaneously created songs are passionate, joyful and filled with heartfelt expression. Drawing inspiration from nature and the cosmos, he delights audiences with his sense of childlike wonderment and unbridled enthusiasm. Mark's style is classically influenced with an orientation toward the romantic and impressionistic, with hints of jazz and world idioms. His repertoire is all original, with free improvisation forming a strong foundation in his performances. He believes we are at a major juncture in human consciousness - a time when music will be used to accelerate our ability to change by opening the heart and doorways of perception. He draws from the rich traditions of classical music and jazz to weave a tapestry both sophisticated and spontaneous. Through the themes of nature and the cosmos, one hears in this music the pulse of earthy elements and the sweeping cosmological stories of the stars. Mark's expression is always playful, full of surprise, fueled by whim and the emotion of joy!

Ever since a young age, Laura Jackson has shared her heart through her flute music. She’s performed solo and with concert bands, symphony orchestras, chamber groups and in combination with harp, piano and guitar. Over time her flute stylings have evolved to reflect an unparalleled versatility ranging from classical, modern, jazz, folk and Irish/Celtic. In recent years, the expansion of Laura’s playing into Native American flute and new age music has ignited her creativity into a free-flowing expression that inspires, uplifts and transforms her listeners. She currently teaches privately in Virginia Beach, Virginia and performs along the East Coast.

Journey Toward the Heart includes tracks from Mark’s previous albums Sundance In Moonlight and Cloudburst re-scored for flute and piano, including:
Neptune Rising

It also includes two tunes from the Celtic and Japanese traditions:
Danny Boy
Cherry Blossoms

There are four solo tracks, performed by Laura or Mark on their respective instruments:
Ancient Voices - Laura
Forgiveness - Mark
Choices - Mark
Danny Boy - Laura

And there are three new improvisational pieces created in the moment for the live audience this album was recorded in front of:
Letting Go
Call of the Heart

In addition, there are tracks that have not been released in other albums:
Irish Heart
Heart Into Sun
Morning Meditation

In Journey Toward the Heart you will find a rich tapestry of expression that is cross-cultural and cosmological in nature which will afford you many hours of joyous and transformational pleasure. Happy Traveling!



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