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Award Winning World Music Artist Paul Adams To Release Tenth Album “Imaginings”

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Award Winning World Music Artist Paul Adams To Release Tenth Album “Imaginings”

Chicago, IL – Paul Adams has never been easy to pigeonhole. But, with over 42 million streams on Pandora, there seems to be something that is getting through to the people despite lack of label affiliation. His music is widely scoped and pushes beyond the usual boundaries. Besides music and poetry, he is also a luthier and has made instruments for a number of acclaimed musicians including Daryl Hall, members of Stevie Wonder’s band and others.

“There is genre-bending, and then there is Imaginings. On the latter, the genre isn’t bent, it’s intertwined and intermixed and spun out into a glorious multi-hued comforting quilt of musical goodness. It may sound cliché but music is the universal language and Paul Adams is one of its great speakers.” – Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter

In September 2015 Adams releases his tenth album IMAGININGS, a unique eclectic blend of New Age and World music with ex Ray Charles arranger/ trumpet soloist David Hoffman, bansuri player Pravin Godkhindi from India, and Australia’s Elizabeth Geyer. The album was recorded when Elizabeth was here completing her 4th album The Bridge which he was co- producing. “The goal was to focus on feeling.”. The result is completely beyond what I expected. With Paul’s collection of exotic instruments, some of which he made himself – there is a sense of cool and movement, established and rooted in a slight sense of mysticism and humor that reflects his varied musical interests.

Says Paul, “Magic was the prime vibe here. Finding Pravin on You Tube, a fascination with each other’s music, and of course having David Hoffman involved. There were just so many special moments. It felt so obvious that there was this ‘meant to be’ vibe going on throughout. Direction was secondary and improvising what came naturally was the order of the day. When Elizabeth sat at the piano and played along with my collection of exotic instruments, it was a natural blending that just worked. It was a flow. Connection. Well … magic I guess.”

In meeting Pravin, each expressed an interest in working with the other. It was somewhat of a risk as they met under circumstances that of course seem significant in this digital age. “I knew he had the chops, he was amazing. His playing was so beautiful and fluid. I sent him tracks and he recorded between his touring with his fusion band,” Paul explains. Upon receiving his contribution, it turned out to be beyond perfect with what Elizabeth and Paul had already done. “David Hoffman was invited over and given direction only of mood. This fusion of ideas and instruments from a wide variety of cultures worked miraculously. Dave added a slow essence of cool to the exotic direction of the album.” These elements of jazz (interestingly, although primarily a pianist here, in Australia Elizabeth was trained as a Jazz trumpet player), eastern and western Indian cultures, and influences from Paul’s background in Ethnomusicology lead to this incredible blend.

Says Paul, “It’s a wonderful and difficult world and I would like to think that the variety of musical cultures expressed here can metaphorically represent what is needed in the world today – a coming together of ideas and beliefs that can work together harmoniously. This was a prime life experience for me. The fact that this happened, with this result, seems no accident. There is order to the universe.”

“Imaginings” is available 9/1/15 at all digital outlets such as iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby as well as various retail outlets and of course, from Paul’s website at http://www.pauladams.org. Phone 309 688 0267

TRACKS INCLUDE:
1.Just Such Beauty
2.Giggles and Grooves
3.Imaginings
4.Panda Bears at Breakfast
5.Pastoral
6.Like Blue and Velvet
7.For Two Lovers
8.The Mysteries of Mood
9.Upon Early Rising
10.Clouds
11.Dawn
12.Conch Shell by the Sea

AVAILABLE:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Imaginings-Paul-Adams/dp/B013V87O4W/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1441374715&sr=1-1&keywords=paul+adams+Imaginings
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pauladams15
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/imaginings/id1030044617

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Paul Adams album ‘SLEEP The Dreaming Flute’ Chosen “Native Flute Album of the Year” by the Zone Music Reporter

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Paul Adams album ‘SLEEP The Dreaming Flute’ Chosen “Native Flute Album of the Year” by the Zone Music Reporter

Asheville, NC – Paul Adams album SLEEP The Dreaming Flute was voted Native Flute album of the year at the Zone Music Awards show in New Orleans on May 11th. He has made a career building instruments for some very well known musicians, and composed 10 critically acclaimed albums as a guitarist, Flute Player, and Multi Instrumentalist. SLEEP was recorded for gentle spirited man dealing with Parkinson’s Disease, and sleepless nights. “I created slow dreamy songs using Native American Flutes and the sounds of Nature. I then sent them to my friend with Parkinson’s who offered feedback on each tune. He and his wife really had a good feel for what was right.”

Michael Foster of AMBIENT VISIONS writes “Adams masterful playing and his ability to communicate very deep feelings of tranquility via his flute, create for the listener an atmosphere permeated with spirit that is calm and relaxing!”

Bill Binkleman of The Zone Music Report says “Adams once again proves he deserves to be listed among the finest wooden flute players recording today. Sleep – The Dreaming Flute is a sumptuously relaxing album. This CD will reward the listener time and time again. Paul Adams is a true master of his instrument and I highly recommend this album.”

“Music has so much to offer,” says Adams. The mind is very powerful, and with music can be an influential force on the path toward health”. More and more the medical professionals are embracing the magic involved in music. Oliver Sacks, the Neurologist and Author of the movie ‘Awakenings’ staring Robert De Niro, and Robin Williams, authored a book entitled ‘Musicophilia’, in which he describes the miraculous power of music on Neuropathways in the brain (The Alzheimer patient not recognizing loved ones, yet their ability to play the first song ever learned on the piano. The stutterer’s difficulty communicating, yet singing lyrics without error. The patient with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder using the soothing effects of music to learn calm, clarity, and safety. The examples are endless.)

Throughout his career, Paul’s albums have gathered international acclaim in many different areas such as World Fusion, New Age, Ambient, Jazz, and Native American. Adams music can be heard world wide on Satellite Networks like Sirius, Music Choice, Muzak and DMX, Pandora,as well as Terrestrial and Internet Radio.

Some music professionals were dubious about Adams title ‘SLEEP’. They felt Radio might be afraid to use it. However other albums of his in a similar vein such as ‘HEAVENS’, and ‘FLUTE MEDITATIONS FOR DREAMING CLOUDS’, have been getting heavy rotation on Satellite networks Like Sirius/XM, Music Choice, Muzak, and DMX throughout the world. “SLEEP is something I hope will be helpful for people in need. However, I didn’t want the albums to be purely clinical. I tried to keep the them artistically interesting as well. We’ve heard a few albums in this genre that didn’t scratch the artistic itch. It was important to create a marriage of artistic depth and safe Serenity and healing.”

Along with this new album, Adams created a website called A PLACE OF PEACE (www.pauladams.org/aplaceofpeace) where people can go to listen to beautiful healing and enrapturing music, video’s, and read various articles and poems specifically written for those seeking accompaniment down the path of peace and health.

Besides his experience in music and the arts, Adams has worked in the Mental Health Field 30 years and teaches professionals how to use music in the therapeutic practice. “I’ve always wished there was a place to go where one can just sit down and be soothed, reassured, rested, and content. The use of nature in Video and Music is a very organic way to align ones self with the earth, and receive a sense of “Connection” that is needed to feel alive, safe, and rested. ‘SLEEP The Dreaming Flute’ is available worldwide through his website as well as Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, eMusic, AIMCMC, Rhapsody, etc

Discography for Paul Adams
VARIOUS WAVES
WONDER DANCING ON GLOBAL BOP
A VIEW FROM THE PLAIN
THE PROPERTY OF WATER
IN THE LAND WHERE I COME FROM
THIS CHRISTMAS
FLUTE MEDITATIONS FOR DREAMING CLOUDS
HEAVENS
SLEEP *
THE NEURONS (With David Hoffman) Dance

http://www.PaulAdams.org

To Purchase Paul Adams ‘SLEEP’: Amazon http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dpopular&field-keywords=paul+adams+sleep
iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sleep-the-dreaming-flute/id500083600
CDBaby http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pauladams9

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com