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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of April 29

Check out the music on CD recently added to the library's collection.


Dig This by Bobbi Humphrey
Amazon Says: Sublime early work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey a 1972 Blue Note session recorded before her work with the Mizell Brothers but a set that's done with an equally soulful s more...
Amazon Says: Sublime early work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey a 1972 Blue Note session recorded before her work with the Mizell Brothers but a set that's done with an equally soulful sound! Bobbi's flute is out front of great arrangements from Alphonse Mouzon, Horace Ott, and Wade Marcus all of whom give the record a feel that's plenty rich, yet lean enough to let the Humphrey's sweet flute solos really take off. Original album art, notes by Pat Thomas...CD debut! less...
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River of Light: Getting Free of Stress by Dr Arlene Alexander Creative Visualizations
Amazon Says: Discover your serene center within feel all tension and negative thoughts wash away as you immerse yourself in healing imagery and soothing music. Track one has a deep-guided more...
Amazon Says: Discover your serene center within feel all tension and negative thoughts wash away as you immerse yourself in healing imagery and soothing music. Track one has a deep-guided total body/mind relaxation and a process for total release of built-up tension. Track two guides you to visualize the River of Light, which cleanses your mind of harmful stress and negative thoughts. This is your personal inner retreat a place to relax, refresh, and renew your spirit. less...
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Amazon Says: In 2010, 19-time Grammy Award winner Pat Metheny took his musical exploration to a new territory with his Orchestrion, a computer controlled mini-orchestra capable of respondi more...
Amazon Says: In 2010, 19-time Grammy Award winner Pat Metheny took his musical exploration to a new territory with his Orchestrion, a computer controlled mini-orchestra capable of responding to his touch on guitar. After releasing the Orchestrion record, Metheny and his "band" hit the road, playing over 100 concerts around the world, culminating with the recording of The Orchestrion Project in Brooklyn, NY. This recording showcases the full evolution of the Orchestrion as documented at the tail end of a sprawling world tour. The double-disc set features all five sections of Orchestrion "a soaring five-movement suite featuring some of the most intricate music he's ever created" (Boston Globe) plus eight additional Metheny compositions reimagined with the Orchestrion. The Orchestrion itself is an assemblage of computer-operated acoustic instruments, all controlled by Metheny's guitar. The full instrumental array includes several pianos, drum kits, marimbas, "guitar-bots, " dozens of percussion instruments and even cabinets of carefully tuned bottles. Through Metheny's guitar, the instruments are struck, plucked, and otherwise played via the technology of solenoid switches and pneumatics. Metheny worked for months with a brilliant team of scientists and engineers to develop and assemble the Orchestrion. The Orchestrion album and tour received critical praise, with Jazz Times saying, "Mallets, bells, bottles, piano, cymbals and incidental percussion held forth in a spectacle of dissonance and extraordinary color, sounding like Metheny meets Boulez. " And NPR Music said, "No matter who or what he has on stage with him, Pat Metheny plays music as if at the end of the show he would be prevented from doing so for the rest of his life. He makes every note matter, and infuses each with so much emotion that it's very hard not to get swept up in the moment...he always looks like he's having as much fun playing as we are listening. His tour with the Orchestrion will likely be talked about for quite a while. " less...
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Amazon Says: Grammy Award winner Fantasia will release her fourth studio album, Side Effects Of You, on April 23rd on 19 Recordings/RCA Records. "'Side Effects Of You' reflects a body of more...
Amazon Says: Grammy Award winner Fantasia will release her fourth studio album, Side Effects Of You, on April 23rd on 19 Recordings/RCA Records. "'Side Effects Of You' reflects a body of work that I call 'Rock Soul,' where I'm exploring a new and refreshing sound that reflects my vocal versatility and appreciation for international appeal," says Fantasia. "I wrote a great deal of the new songs alongside some great producers and songwriters and 19/RCA has allowed me to artistically express myself the way I've wanted to for years. I hope everyone will enjoy this project and experience the ROCK SOUL NATION AND JOIN THE MOVEMENT!" Side Effects Of You features the lead single "Lose to Win." Album Producer Harmony Samuels wrote and produced the majority of the songs with the exception of the album title track, "Side Effects of You," which was produced by Naughty Boy. Fantasia also takes pen to pad as a songwriter on the majority of the tracks along with Andrea Martin, Emeli Sande, Sherrod Lambert, Missy Elliott and Courtney Harrell to name a few. The album features guest appearances by Missy Elliott, Kelly Rowland and more. In 2004, the High Point, North Carolina native became the season three winner of Fox's American Idol. Later that year, Fantasia released her platinum-selling debut album Free Yourself and became the first artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 chart to debut at #1 with her first single, "I Believe." Fantasia's second single, "Truth Is," spent 14 weeks at #1, making her the first singer to simultaneously have two of the top three songs on the Billboard chart. Fantasia's 2006 eponymous second album featured the #1 R&B single, "When I See U," and reached gold status. In 2010, Fantasia released the critically acclaimed Back To Me, which featured the hit single "Bittersweet" that earned her first ever Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song. Back To Me debuted at #1 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #2 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, and marked Fantasia's first #1 R&B album and her highest Billboard Top 200 chart ranking. less...
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