In a Far Away Land

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Aladdin advised retailers to file In A Far Away Land under new age, but truth be told, the music on this CD isn't new age--it's pop-flavored jazz that has a lot more in common with Gato Barbieri or Grover Washington, Jr. than with Kitaro, Yanni or Suzanne Ciani. In A Far Away Land won't appeal to bop's hardcore--it's too pop-influenced, too sleek and too lush. But lushness doesn't necessarily mean elevator muzak, and introspective pieces like "Sunset," "Moondance" not to be confused with the Van Morrison favorite and "The Crossing" all of which combine pop-jazz with Middle Eastern elements strive for substance and creativity as well as commercial appeal. Although not as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
Aladdin advised retailers to file In A Far Away Land under new age, but truth be told, the music on this CD isn't new age--it's pop-flavored jazz that has a lot more in common with Gato Barbieri or Grover Washington, Jr. than with Kitaro, Yanni or Suzanne Ciani. In A Far Away Land won't appeal to bop's hardcore--it's too pop-influenced, too sleek and too lush. But lushness doesn't necessarily mean elevator muzak, and introspective pieces like "Sunset," "Moondance" not to be confused with the Van Morrison favorite and "The Crossing" all of which combine pop-jazz with Middle Eastern elements strive for substance and creativity as well as commercial appeal. Although not as strong as Farzin's next album, My World, would be, this is a satisfying effort that could honestly be described as "smooth jazz with a difference."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/22/1995
  • Label: ALADDIN
  • UPC: 035265270042
  • Catalog Number: 2700

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sunset (5:33)
  2. 2 Nostalgia (4:32)
  3. 3 In a Far Away Land (5:45)
  4. 4 The Crossing (6:21)
  5. 5 One Within (5:40)
  6. 6 Celestine Island (4:07)
  7. 7 Moondance (3:48)
  8. 8 Ancient Melody (3:29)
  9. 9 Serenada for My Angel (5:44)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Farzin Primary Artist
Lenny Castro Percussion
Walfredo Reyes Drums
Ardeshir Farah Acoustic Guitar
Marc Hugenberger Piano, Keyboards
Hussain Jiffry Bass
Bob Parr Bass
Farzin Farhadi Keyboards, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Parviz Rahmanpanah Taragat
Mark Mathieson Keyboards
Craig Sharmat Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Suzanne Doucet Creative Consultant
Marc Hugenberger Arranger
John Polito Mastering
Farzin Farhadi Arranger, Producer
Mehrdad Pakravan Executive Producer
Mark Mathieson Producer, Engineer
Craig Sharmat Arranger, Producer, String Arrangements
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