Dinner on the Diner

Dinner on the Diner

by Randy Armstrong
     
 

If only music could smell of good cooking, this lovely set would make your mouth water. DINNER ON THE DINER, based on the PBS television series, accompanies four great chefs -- Graham "Galloping Gourmet" Kerr, Dorinda "Tastes Of" Hafner, Mary Ann "Ciao Italia" Esposito, and Martin Yan from "Yan Can Cook" -- on four world-class rail lines. The liner notes to this… See more details below

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If only music could smell of good cooking, this lovely set would make your mouth water. DINNER ON THE DINER, based on the PBS television series, accompanies four great chefs -- Graham "Galloping Gourmet" Kerr, Dorinda "Tastes Of" Hafner, Mary Ann "Ciao Italia" Esposito, and Martin Yan from "Yan Can Cook" -- on four world-class rail lines. The liner notes to this soundtrack offer ample notes, photos, and recipes, while Randy Armstrong's music captures the special magic of those old luxury steam trains. Armstrong doesn't depend on the typical click-clack rhythms for his evocative music; instead his music seems timeless. "South African Sunrise," with its lonely flute and droning keyboards, casts a heady spell, and soon you're lost in thought, entranced by the far horizon. There are special touches of ethnic music to complement each program: the flamenco stylings of "Baile de Gitano," Babatunde Olatunji's classic chant to the trainman "Akiwowo," fiddles and small Scottish bagpipes for Kerr's segment, and a spicy bazaar of Oriental gongs and instruments for Yan's Indonesian adventure. Armstrong, founding member of the D'oa World Music Ensemble, plays guitars, flutes, keyboards, and dozens of other instruments, with the help of guest artists on fiddle, pipes, trumpet, and percussion. This international musical journey is tantalizing -- the perfect gift for your favorite cook.

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The original soundtrack to the PBS miniseries Dinner on the Diner, which follows celebrity chefs as they prepare feasts on trains across the globe, features an exotic score by Randy Armstrong, a founding member of the Do'a World Music Ensemble. Armstrong's music mirrors the culinary cultures of the chefs -- who include Martin Yan, Graham Kerr, Mary Ann Esposito, and Dorinda Hafner -- and their exotic destinations. This double-disc set also features recipes, color photos, notes on the music, and information about the locales, making it a charming companion to the gourmet series.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/16/2000
Label:
Ellipsis Arts
UPC:
0052296368029
catalogNumber:
3680

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Baile de Gitano (Gypsy Dance)
  2. La Alma Desperta (The Soul Awakens)
  3. Spanish Skies
  4. Phoenix de Amor
  5. Romance
  6. Viaje de Vuelta
  7. Al Andalus
  8. Train to Grandma
  9. Tarifa
  10. Meditacion
  11. Train Across the Savannah
  12. South African Sunrise
  13. Capetown: the Changing Sands of Time
  14. Prayer for South Africa
  15. Singbahambayo
  16. Thula Klizeo
  17. Ise Oluwa
  18. Akiwowo (Chant to the Trainman)
  19. Prayer for South Africa: Refrain

Disc 2

  1. In and out of the Harbour/Devil in the Kitchen
  2. I'm O'Er Young
  3. I'm O'Er Young
  4. Cha Till MacCruimean
  5. Macpherson's Lament
  6. Haslam's Hornpipe
  7. The Mathematician
  8. Laird O'Drumblair
  9. In and out of the Harbour/Devil in the Kitchen
  10. My Bonnie Moorhen
  11. Honest Poverty
  12. New Day Dawning
  13. Train Journey North: Singapore to Bangkok
  14. Suling
  15. Variation on "Khamen Sai Yok"
  16. Kaen
  17. Treasure Hunt
  18. Buddhist Temple
  19. Japanese Railway: Bridge over the River Kwai
  20. Chiang Ray
  21. River Journey

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