When I composed and recorded this track I visualized a young soon to be Cherokee Chief traveling to India where he shared his culture with the natives there. They shared their culture as well, blending music and dance moves.
Middle Eastern was composed in New Orleans 1992. The flute part was not recorded until recording date in 1997. It was improvised. I'm using a Yamaha DX7II, as well as Yamaha RX11 drum-machine, two 2 crash cymbals and bell tree.
This piece was originally written for a couple getting married. They were from India and it was the most spectacular wedding event I have ever performed at to date. It was like being present on an MGM movie set. Read more in more about the song'
This version was too large to fit on my 60 minute cassette tape master. I decided to listen to just the three flute tracks and decided, though all three parts were improvised, the harmonies worked well enough. Read more, click full song info link.
With the three flutes not making their entrance until much later in the piece, the timing was perfect and I was able to complete the Recording Project with the improvised flute parts minus the original musical accompaniment.
Written in 1973, this is the first time it has been performed with everything in my head out for the public to hear. Synthesizer, drum machine and amazing live hand drums, traps and electric guitar, Carl LaBlanc. Recorced at Tippatina's in N'awlins