Gleaming Without Lights by Bill Nelson

Winter is still with us, unfortunately. However, there is a faint whiff of spring in the air and the snow will melt and give way to warmer temperatures and access will be regained to my art studio.In preparation for my return to the studio I’m gearing up some CD’s that I want to play in the first few days when the creative juices start flowing again. This was, at first just a mental note, a list of maybe a dozen albums that get me in the mood. Well, I’ve started placing the CD’s in an actual pile, ready for the big day. First on the list has to be “Gleaming Without Lights” by Bill Nelson.

Bill’s music has inspired many paintings, sketches and drawings of mine for over two decades now. “Gleaming” is one his most recent offerings and brings back some of the musical qualities that I loved so much during his solo career in the late eighties and early nineties, namely, atmospheric, melodic and tasteful instrumentalism. It’s a soft and mellow collection of works, one of the tracks being almost 38 minutes long. A beautiful collection of pieces that seem almost made for painting and enjoying the springtime.

To hear some sound bites of this brilliant piece of work check Bill Nelson’s site.

Bill Nelson - Gleaming Without Lights

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~ by pauldaviesart on February 26, 2008.

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