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A Tender Loneliness: Native American-style Flute - by Paul Asbury Seaman

A Tender Loneliness: Native American-style Flute - by Paul Asbury Seaman

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global chill chart, 1st in the global chill out chart, 3rd in the global ambient chart and 3rd in the global chillout chart.

I kind of overdosed on Native American flute music back in my new age days in the late 80s and 90s. So I don't listen to this style very often. But Paul has pulled me back in with his excellent collection of tracks.

It starts off with new music from Sherry Finzer so I'm in automatically. From there Paul uses a variety of artists and styles to carry us through the hour-long mix.
Here's what Paul says about this mix:
“The Native American flute is one of those instruments that instantly has cultural associations. Intertwined with and beyond that, its wistful, haunting tone is a sound that evokes gratitude and reverence. It is with those qualities in mind that I selected tracks for this mix.”

Thanks again Paul for another beautifully curated set.

The tracklist and links to all music in this mix are in the comments.

Comments

Jp Boudreau

That should have read: David R. Maracle

Jp Boudreau

Thank you for a great mix of Native America-style flute music...it would have been even better if there were more indigenous musicians in the mix tho, as there are many fine examples out there like Daid Maracle for example. He's the real deal. But thanks anyway, i enjoyed the mix and discovered some lovely new musicians to follow. Here's a link to one of Maracle's cuts I'm sure you'll e joy. https://open.spotify.com/track/4Fch4FMUCGARzI0QHJ3ngU?si=oys0J89FRGyOUTw01RrpIg&utm_source=copy-link

Matty Shortt

beautiful!

Paul Asbury Seaman

Thanks so much for giving it a listen--and taking a moment to leave a (nice) comment. Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are...

Michael Parker

I am so happy that you are still doing this work. I have been listening to you for over ten years!

Paul Asbury Seaman

I'll let Dave accept your thanks for this nice comment. I'm just a musical hobo catchin' a ride on the Low Light Express these past four years... ;-)

Cathy Lockhart

This is gorgeous Honey, one of the best yet!

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Corrected Tracklist:
00:00 Sherry Finzer - Red Hawk Hill (Connections 2022)
03:18 Peter Kater & Michael Brant DeMaria - Heart of Silence (Heart of Silence: Piano and Flute Meditations 2015)
10:09 Ah Nee Mah - Ceremony (Ancient Voices 2001)
15:20 Mary Youngblood - Flute Circle (The Offering 2002)
17:52 Suzanne Teng & Gilbert Levy - White Buffalo (Whisper 2021)
21:54 Peter Phippen - Returning Home (Summerland)
27:27 Randy Granger - Oh Shenandoah (Cloudwalker 2006)
30:18 Randy Granger - Chaco Moon Meditation (Handpan Music for a Pandemic 2020)
35:12 David & Steve Gordon - Daybreak Appears (Gratitude – Relaxing Native American Flute Music 2010)
40:51 R. Carlos Nakai - Shining Mountains (Sanctuary 2003)
44:22 Johnny Whitehorse - Cougar (Totemic Flute Chants 2007)
47:33 Gary Stroutsos - Adobe Walls (Night Chants: Native American Flute 2018)
50:39 Tony Gerber & Phil Keaggy - Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar) (Red Lunar 2019)
55:48 Dreamhub & Tony Gerber - Welcome Wind (Night Cathedral 2020)
59:12 end

Paul Asbury Seaman

A quick correction: The track by Tony Gerber and Phil Keaggy is not "Lacus Spei (Lake of Hope)," but "Mare Nectaris (Sea of Nectar)," another track from the same album. This track also features some nice guitar work by Phil Keaggy, but not as much flute music from Tony. Sorry for the mix up. Either way, Red Lunar is a great album! ;-)

BC Chaney
BC Chaney

Gentle on my HEART

Paul Asbury Seaman

"It's knowin' that my door is always open and my paths are free to walk..." Memories of Glen Campbell on the radio circa 1973-74 (without looking it up). Just so you know I got the reference. :-)

crowspeaks
crowspeaks

amazing - i really expected to hate this... quite the contrary ;)

Paul Asbury Seaman

Thank you, Crowspeaks. I can't imagine a better compliment. I'm glad you were able to overcome your hate... ;-)

crowspeaks
crowspeaks

bit of a strong word, that... and I should have known i could trust Paul Asbury Seaman's taste anyway... O ye of little faith!... Anyway, it all worked out okay (and more than okay) in the end, didn't it? ;)