Narada Decade, Vol. 2: Evolution 1992-2001

Narada Decade, Vol. 2: Evolution 1992-2001

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Narada Decade, Vol. 2: Evolution 1992-2001

Launched in 1983 with the release of Pianoscapes by Michael Jones and Heartsounds by David Lanz, Narada Records quickly became a new age mecca and trendsetter for other labels in the fast growing genre. Many years ago, when the label released a compilation of its first decade, the songs were mostly acoustic-based, melodic, and atmospheric gems by artists (including Tingstad & Rumbel and Spencer Brewer) who rarely crossed boundaries. The exception to this rule was the ambitious David Arkenstone. In the early '90s the focus changed dramatically, and, since then, Narada isn't just a new age haven anymore. A few of the opening tracks here reflect the joys of the "old" label-most notably -- those by Michael Gettel, Peter Buffet, and Arkenstone -- but, for the most part, this exciting 29-song collection celebrates the diversity of a label gone world-wild and more jazzy. There's Celtic music, African vocal music, acoustic guitar fingerstyling with Billy McLaughlin, energetic flamenco-based guitar (Oscar Lopez, Jesse Cook), meditational joys (Sheila Chandra), Brazilian (Flora Purim), and even selections from Narada Jazz's growing catalog, featuring Warren Hill, Ramsey Lewis, and Keiko Matsui. The music here offers a powerful glimpse back, but it's clear that the new directions point to the future. We can still call it "new age", but in a different sense than in the original vision for the label. With Narada forging down the roads less traveled by, it seems clear that the true new age of modern music is yet to be explored. Celebrating its exciting legacy, the label invites its fans to expand their minds and stay aboard as the challenges unfold.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2001
Label: Narada
UPC: 0724381036327
catalogNumber: 10363

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Scartaglen   Track Performer
David Arkenstone   Track Performer
Friedemann   Track Performer
Michael Gettel   Track Performer
Ralf Illenberger   Track Performer
Sheila Chandra   Track Performer
Warren Hill   Track Performer
Keiko Matsui   Track Performer
Billy McLaughlin   Track Performer
Alex Bugnon   Track Performer
Nando Lauria   Track Performer
Flora Purim   Track Performer
Nancy Rumbel   Track Performer
Eric Tingstad   Track Performer
John Whelan   Track Performer
Hans Zimmer   Track Performer
Mary McLaughlin   Track Performer
Jesse Cook   Track Performer
Ramsey Lewis Trio   Track Performer
Don Ross   Track Performer
Vas   Track Performer
Lucky Diop   Track Performer
Lila Downs   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Dan Harjung   Executive Producer

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Narada Decade, Vol. 2: Evolution 1992-2001 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really disappointed in "Narada Vol.2., Evolution 1992-2001" !!! "Narada Decade, The Anniversivery Collection," far out weighs this release, which seems weak in comparison to the strength of the orchestrations of Arkenstone's "Papillon", Lanz & Speer's "Behind the Waterfall" ,and Chin's " The Alluvial Plains", among others, which can create a powerful driving passion, when listening. This release stirs nothing!!!
CherieEgg More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy this calming but at the same time stimulating CD and would recommend it to a friend.