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........Composed, Improvised and Performed on Piano by Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan................................................. Produced by Jacqueline Bhuyan........................................... Recorded at Immersive Studios, Boulder, Colorado, Mike Yach, Audio Engineer...............................................                        
Mastered
by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering in  Boulder, Colorado                                                                                                Photos/album templates by Anita Bhuyan.......................
Album design and Elkhart train station photo by Jacqueline Bhuyan.

See:    REVIEWS after the liner notes below.......                RELEASED May 11, 2010...............

  AVAILABLE  at  http://cdbaby.com/cd/jtbhuyan


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                                       TRACKS AND ALBUM/LINER NOTES

1.  "Where Lotus Flowers Bloom"..and butterflies glide over the water glistening in the sun........ Improvised in the studio, using the pentatonic scales of  Oriental music. 

2.  "Meditatione de la vie"...in the French Impressionistic Style with ethereal expressions of moments in life.

3.  "On the Horizon"...uses the C Phrygian scale popularized by jazz artists...and includes a conversation between the left and right hand parts in the style of the Romantic Period of classical music.

4.  "Images"...paints different "pictures in music" in the style of the  German composers of the Classical and  Romantic periods.

5.  "Rhapsody in D Flat Major"...a dancing, rhapsodic exploration of unique key changes and altered chords creates pleasing "ooooooo" moments of surprise and with lyrical melodies.......in the classical tradition

6.  "Land of the Midnight Sun"...written during the blizzard of December 2006, it evokes the brisk wind over deeply snow-covered land, in a contemporary use of Baroque counterpoint.

7.  "Long Ago on Windswept Steppes"...in the spirit and feeling of a lively Russian folk dance.

8.  "A Night in Andalusia"...Improvised in the studio, using elements of Spanish Flamenco with the piano performing the duo role of the yearning melody of a passionate, lyrical Gypsy singer with the accompanying flourishes of the flamenco guitarist.

9.  "On the Costa del Sol"...Improvised in the studio, using elements of Flamenco style including their characteristic E phrygian scale with the third note of the scale raised.  This improvisation is in a more dramatic instrumental style of a solo flamenco guitarist, with dancing rhythms, rapid flourishes, passionate harmonies.


My musical journey and dreams began in Elkhart, Indiana.  When I was a small child, one of our family pasttimes in the '50s was going down to the train station and watching the frequent trains coming and going..... waving at the passengers, and especially  waving back and forth with the trainmen in the caboose:  this was a big tradition in those days, including when waiting at railroad crossings for a passing train And, .wondering................. "Where were they going?"  and dreaming of enjoying such journeys and adventures in the future...................eventually throughout my life,  I got to take several train rides, and to this day always enjoy it, including riding the Metro when I visit in Washington, DC.....J. Bhuyan               (Picture:  Elkhart, Indiana train station, by J. Bhuyan)

Many thanks to Anita Bhuyan for her photography of places around the world, graphic design and setting up the templates for the album.

REVIEWS.........................................................................................................................................................

Jacqueline Bhuyan, inspired by her inter-generational and international family heritage and experiences, and her long interest in all cultures and their music, has recorded compositions and improvisations influenced by French Impressionism; images of blossoming trees and flowers of the Orient;  Baroque, classical composers in the Hapsburg Empire and Bavarian Romanticism; the folk and Byzantine music of Russia, the Ukraine, and the steppes of Central Asia; and spontaneous Spanish flamenco themes and impressions.........  As a retired serious student and instructor of music and botany and as a nurse, Bhuyan luxuriates in the sonic palate of the recording studio's fabulous Baldwin concert grand piano.  She conjures much peace and occasional electrical impulses as dynamics and chords change - evoking the life changes of a child, student, wife and mother, college instructor, nurse or retiree who has lived in a number of places in the US..........  Having experienced all this, Bhuyan can express her impressions in a way that you might imagine a talented introspective friend might while sitting at a piano in the next room reminiscing and exploring the full, rich sounds of a sonorous piano.  You have the privilege of listening up close or from a distance while relaxing or pursuing daily activities - it may soothe you with spaciousness and beauty, but not quite let you doze off...............................................              .........Robert Martin, retired banker, and symphony orchestra bassist, Elkhart, Indiana.

One word comments by many others.... "Beautiful" .....  "Gorgeous" ....... "Wonderful"


Contact info:   jackie@foreverrubato.com


              Copyright 2010 by Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan.  All Rights Reserved.




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