Nice to Meet Ya!
Dietmar Scherf originally grew up in Austria. He formed his first band in his early teens. His musical influences were manifold and came from a wide spectrum of musicians and styles ... from Reggae, Jazz, R&B, Country, Cajun, Disco, World Music, New Age, Gospel, Blues, Pop to Motion Picture Soundtracks; ... from David Bowie, George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Blondie, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Santana, Van Morrison, over Yanni, Spyro Gyra, Enya, Kenny G, Andrea Bocelli, to Lucinda Williams, Ry Cooder, Willie Nelson, Sting, James Taylor and many more. Dietmar is an artist who's engaged in creating music, paintings and writings. He is also engaged in the visual arts. Song Descriptions for the 'Nice To Meet Ya!' CD: (1) NICE TO MEET YA! This song opens like an overture. Emerging out of a thunderstorm--signifying the troubles of life--the sax, within a fast-paced upbeat rhythm, indicates the transposition into a new world of unlimited freedom, enjoyment and tranquility. Driving along the endless highways of the Midwest USA, and over the next hill, heaven opens up for you to enter. Tender piano improvisations seem to knock down all remaining walls to set you free. A sense of eternity comes to mind. (2) DOWN SOUTH AT THE BAYOU (Part 1 & 2) It begins like a traditional railroad country tune. As the accordion dances to the country beat in the first part of this song, it carefully prepares the second part, leading us straight into Cajun country. Folks are happy and are living in another world. They laugh and they dance. Away from common conveniences of modern life, the Cajuns go on enjoying their lives the old fashion way accompanied by their own music. (3) FROM NEW YORK TO L.A. The Big Apple ... Radio City Music Hall ... The Applause ... Manhattan ... Wall Street ... The Statue of Liberty ... New York: always an exciting place. The sax and the vibes accompany us on this journey to the West Coast. Meeting all kinds of people in every state. It's funky. It sets us free and encourages us to take action, to communicate with each other, and to break down the walls of selfishness. Enjoy the trip. (4) IT'S A LONG JOURNEY It sounds a bit like Arabic nights. Exotic, a touch of another world, the country of Aladdin. Yes, take the magic carpet and fly across the land. See the stars awake on the horizon. It's all yours to enjoy. Saxophone and a Bedouin blowing a bottle accompany us on this adventurous journey. In the distance, you'll see the pyramids and the camels in the desert. (5) WELCOME TO MONTEVIDEO The beaches of Rio and Punta del Este. Absolute relaxation at the ocean in the shade under a palm tree. The sound of a guitar, and a sax, and a trumpet swinging to the bossa nova. It's siesta ... all worries have disappeared. Work can wait ... tomorrow is another day. You're in Montevideo where time stands still. Relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings, listen to the waves as they roll gently unto the beach. Watch the seagulls maneuver skillfully through the air. (6) ACROSS THE ISLANDS A koto introduces this trip across the islands of the Caribbean. The turquoise waters, unlimited blue skies, tender waves and white beaches, a native sitting with a pan flute playing to the rhythm of the reggae. The trumpet proclaims relaxation. There's no competition in this place. It's your world of peace and tranquility. God made everything so beautiful. (7) SO MANY DIFFERENT PEOPLE--SO MANY DIFFERENT CULTURES A fast paced ska theme to describe the diversity of people and cultures around the globe. It's island music, because we all live on our own little island. There's action, and trumpets utter victory. Every person is unique. (8) HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE? Gaze at the heavens. Yes, there are angels. Is it a deja vu? Have we really met before? The sound pattern is accentuated by a tender maiden choir. Are we exiting our universe into new worlds in search of our Creator? The sound of powerful organs encourages us in our relentless pursuit. He can be found on earth through His Word and through His Spirit. It's a triumphant orchestral final. (9) PRECIOUS MOMENTS Daydreaming. We're relaxing and the vibes try to gently wake us. Here comes the sax to argue on our behalf to let us rest a little while longer. Smooth sailing ... a beautiful melody and my soul is touched. Creativity awakened in us. We relax and enjoy the strokes upon our souls. Receive the inner healing. (10) COMIN' HOME After a long journey it's always enjoyable to come home again. Shaku and pan flute open us the door in this waltz to welcome us back home. Shake off the dust and keep the memories. The old sofa is still there. Life has so much to offer. The sax leads us into new dreams and new imaginary worlds of unlimited freedom, enjoyment and relaxation.
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