A Musical Landscape created through Deep Listening, Presence and Love
In their first recording together in over 10 years, Native American Flutist, R. Carlos Nakai and Pianist/Composer, Peter Kater, stand once again united on sacred ground. Joined by legendary reedman, Paul McCandless; etherial vocalist, Trisha Bowden; and celebrated cellist, Jaques Morelenbaum, RITUAL invokes a rich and soulful exploration of Self within a musical landscape created through deep listening, presence and love.
"RITUAL is a thing of beauty, flowing from one track to the other . . . there is something deeper going on here, a melding of intelligence with heart, a musical hybrid that speaks to both the listener's mind and the listener's soul. Superb . . . sublime, Ritual will almost certainly land on many critics' Top 10 lists for 2014." - Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter
1. Meeting At Twilight 6:57
Peter Kater Piano
R. Carlos Nakai Native American Flute, Eagle Bone Whistle, Chanting
Paul McCandless Soprano Saxophone, Oboe, English Horn
Jaques Morelenbaum Cello
Trisha Bowden Vocals
Executive Producer Trisha Bowden
Arranged, Engineered and Mixed by Peter Kater
Additional Recording engineered by Ronaldo Lima at Casa do Mato Studios in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering in Boulder, Colorado
Design by Jeff Lancaster lancastercreativegroup.com
Original Cover Art by Lindsey Leavell lindseyleavell.com
"This recording is completely improvised through the grace of being present, listening and responding whole-heartedly from within the void . . the womb of all creativity. It is an offering and invitation for us all to meet in the is place of pure beingness that transcends time, duality and concept. It is an expression of the totality and gift of each moment and the awareness that the experience of this journey is it's own reward." - Peter Kater
Chant words in English from Tracks 5 & 7 (of Athapascan and Hawaiian derivation):
Ha (the breath of life).
Here, now prayers are made.
For all and for the life force that surrounds.
This I offer for well-being, happiness and longevity in One's life journey.
In beauty it returns.
In beauty it returns.
- R. Carlos Nakai