Finding Paradise

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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Pianist/composer David Lanz, who jokingly calls himself a SNAG sensitive new age guy, is one of the core pianists of new age music. But on Finding Paradise, Lanz ventures into the land of smooth jazz, teaming up with some of that genre's top figures: saxman Dave Koz, arranger/keyboardist/drum-programmer Gregg Karukas, violinist Charlie Bisharat, bass player Mel Brown, guitarist Michael Thompson, and others. It's a new direction for Lanz, and it's a heartfelt, upbeat success. The lively "Walk on Water" bursts with the buoyant exuberance one expects from this talent. "Tears for Alice," though, offers a rejuvenating foray into sincere sentiment. "The Sound of Wings" ...
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Barnes & Noble - Carol Wright
Pianist/composer David Lanz, who jokingly calls himself a SNAG sensitive new age guy, is one of the core pianists of new age music. But on Finding Paradise, Lanz ventures into the land of smooth jazz, teaming up with some of that genre's top figures: saxman Dave Koz, arranger/keyboardist/drum-programmer Gregg Karukas, violinist Charlie Bisharat, bass player Mel Brown, guitarist Michael Thompson, and others. It's a new direction for Lanz, and it's a heartfelt, upbeat success. The lively "Walk on Water" bursts with the buoyant exuberance one expects from this talent. "Tears for Alice," though, offers a rejuvenating foray into sincere sentiment. "The Sound of Wings" showcases Lanz's solo talents, which range from the delicate flutter of angel feathers to fistfuls of flurrying keys. "Love Lost...Love Found," arranged by Dave Benoit, is another touching and rhapsodic oasis. The absolute showstopper, though, is "Theme from the Other Side," which features lonely refrains from Jeff Beals's blues trumpet, ghostly keyboards by space-music maven Jonn Serrie, and the eerie pulses of Jimmy Johnson's fretless base. Finding Paradise may find Lanz in easy-listening territory, but thanks to his pianistic chops and innate musical sensibilities, it's a lot closer to heaven than a great deal of this musical terrain.
All Music Guide - Bradley Torreano
The sweeping, piano-driven sounds of David Lanz approach the 20-year mark on Finding Paradise, his 2002 release. With his usual sentimental arrangements and crew of session musicians, this is exactly what one would expect from a David Lanz album. This could have been made in 1987 or in 1995 -- it has the timeless sound of smooth jazz and new age that has become a favorite of waiting rooms and grocery stores around the country. Lanz is an acquired taste, but fans of the Kenny G/Najee school of music should find this to be a fine addition to their collections.
New Age Voice
A fabulous crossover collection for today's soft jazz and contemporary pop enthusiasts.

A fabulous crossover collection for today's soft jazz and contemporary pop enthusiasts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/26/2002
  • Label: Decca
  • UPC: 028947055723
  • Catalog Number: 470557

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 That Smile (3:33)
  2. 2 Walk on Water (3:56)
  3. 3 Lost in Paradise (5:35)
  4. 4 America (3:43)
  5. 5 Dorado (4:52)
  6. 6 Romantica (4:19)
  7. 7 Tears for Alice (3:49)
  8. 8 The Sound of Wings (3:39)
  9. 9 Luna (3:57)
  10. 10 Theme from the Other Side (4:31)
  11. 11 Love Lost...Love Found (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Lanz Primary Artist, Piano, Keyboards
Gregg Karukas Organ, Keyboards
Dave Koz Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Peter White Acoustic Guitar
Mel Brown Bass
Bashiri Johnson Percussion, Sounds
Charlie Bisharat Violin
Luis Conte Percussion
Bonnie Douglas Violin
John Skippy Lehmkuhl Drum Loop, Sounds
Eric Persing Percussion, Sounds
Jonn Serrie Keyboards
Paul Shure Violin
Dino Soldo Alto Saxophone
Leonid Keylin Violin
Michael Miropolsky Violin
Marc Antoine Acoustic Guitar
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar, E-bow
Will Kennedy Drums
Jeff Beals Trumpet
Wesley Dyring Viola
Larisa Miropolsky Violin
John Carrington Harp
Tom Dziekonski Violin
Misha Schmidt Violin
Virginia Dziekonski Cello, Viola
John Richard Lewis Drums
Joe Gottesman Viola
Patty Isacson Viola
Anne Sokol Violin
Andrea Schuler Viola
Rachel Snow Violin
Jeannie Wells Yablonsky Violin
Jimmy Johnson Fretless Bass Guitar
David Sabee Cello
Technical Credits
David Lanz Producer, Engineer
Gregg Karukas Arranger, Producer, Engineer, drum programming, Percussion Programming
Dave Koz Producer
John Burton Digital Editing
Bashiri Johnson Percussion Programming
David Benoit Arranger
Steve Hall Mastering
John Skippy Lehmkuhl Drum Sounds
Eric Persing Percussion Programming
Reed Ruddy Engineer
Gary Lanz Engineer
Carla Leighton Art Direction, Cover Photo
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My God a fine musican of the 20th century.

    I just lisensted to it today. I had no clue what to expect of it not knowing what music he played. It looked okay so I thought I would try it out. I found myself in a trance to his music. Some of the best music I have ever heard. One song that almost brought tears to my eyes was America. Now that was a great song. I like relaxing music and all of that, but this is the best I have probabaly ever heard. If you enjoy some nice harmonic and some melancholy music I would make sure to fill your cd collection with it. I did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome sounds

    I work in a middle school counseling office. This music is calming yet joyful. My kids are always asking what am I listening to. It 'calms the savage beast' and makes me feel great. I have many of David Lanz's cd's and highly recommend them.

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