CD | Nakai SanctuaryRegular price $19.95
World-renowned for his award-winning Native American flute music, R. Carlos Nakai offers more deeply spiritual and stunningly simple solo flute music on Sanctuary. True to its title, the album evokes wildlife and natural refuge in the Colorado landscapes (where the music has its roots) with titles such as "Swallows, Nighthawks, Hummingbirds" and "Afternoon in the Aspens." The sober majestic tones of the bass cedar flute on "Shining Mountains" seems to echo softly over peaks and ranges, a gentle reminder of the relative insignificance of man. The quiet, mystical joy in Nakai's playing suggests the peaceful essence of the natural world, and it's immediately clear why the artist's music is such a compelling tool for relaxation.