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If Darshan Ambient never released a CD before this nor after this CD – it would be enough, that is, enough to say – Wow! This is a very special man with a very special way to bring peace and serenity across time and space and into the eternal soul. It overflows with gentle flowing ambient sunshine and haze, warmth and cool mists – in the form of sound – melodic sound, a very Eno-driven sound. Allison takes sonic simplicity and dresses her in a way that she shimmers and shines. Her natural melody and flow of aural body line preserved, her tender smile with innocence overwhelming – the beauty is pristine. You listen in awe and you realize Allison has been to heavenly places in the heart that where we all deserve to be guests. Pavilions of alabaster and streets of pearl seem to appear at the edge of the listener’s consciousness. When temples of the future are built to honor the sacredness of dreams, this music will waft its magic there . . . I can write no more. I must close my eyes and leave this cold world of computer and endless typing of code. Thank you, Michael, thank you for these visions and the healing. Ahhhhh . . .
I love jazz because anything is possible; it has few rules and the best jazz breaks those ones. I prefer free improv because it doesn't really have any rules at all.
I was first exposed to jazz in my teens (in the late sixties).
The first jazz record I bought was Filles de Kilimanjaro by Miles Davis, shortly followed by Extrapolation by John McLaughlin.
My advice to new listeners is to listen as widely as possible and not to make snap judgments--stick with it.