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Mandala Meditation Series: Monet's Garden
JoŽl Dilley
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Mandala Meditation Series: Monet's Garden
JoŽl Dilley
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"JŲel Dilleyís latest musical offering ďMonetís GardenĒ is an aural tour of the Impressionist masterís iconic water lilies painting series created near the end of his prolifically productive life....The only prerequisites for an ecstatic excursion to the serenity permeating Monetís works are basic familiarity with the paintings themselves, access to Dilleyís recording, and relaxed, undistracted attention....Pure enchantment, unalloyed joy, and direct tranquil transmission ensue as Dilleyís intricately-crafted, nuanced tracks follow one anotherÖa succession of mystic dreams bathed in sumptuous hues and near-flawless feng shui consonance....His technique is tantamount to impressions of impressions, creating dreamscapes teeming with etheric energy. Allowing the compositions to work their magic, one is mystically borne aloft."― Thomas F. Zawadzki, "JŲel Dilley Tends Monetís Garden: Cultivating the Transcendental"


Mandala Meditation Series:
Lullaby of the Flatlands
JoŽl Dilley
$10 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)
 

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Listen here :: Lullaby of the Flatlands :: Emerald Beach :: Alchemy :: Secrets :: Morning in Tibet :: Journey of the Spirit :: Happy Song ::
A Night in December :: The Dark Green Book :: Hourglass :: String of Tranquility ::
Noche Tierna :: River of Hope ::

Mandala Meditation Series:
Lullaby of the Flatlands
JoŽl Dilley
$10 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

World music for meditating, relaxing, concentrating, thinking, walking, running, driving, flying, working out, dancing, living, loving, creating, and all the other stuff we do every day.

From the soothing cathedral bells of the title track "Lullaby of the Flatlands" to the energizing temple drums and lighthearted whistling of "Morning in Tibet" to the joyous South African rhythms of "Happy Song," the music was conceived, composed, arranged, produced, and performed by Dilley on acoustic, electric, fretless, and piccolo basses; piano; keyboard; guitar; drum loops and synthesizer programming; percussion; celtic harp; and accordion. Says Hannah Castellaw of WomanSpace, "He deftly translates all the colors, sounds, and feelings associated with his life experiences into musicÖ.His rich bass is the stuff of heartbeats, ocean waves, and other natural earth rhythms."

 


A New World
JoŽl Dilley
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  Listen here :: Prelude :: Song For Derek :: Streets Of Kaliningrad ::The Hammock :: A Letter To William :: Street of the Seven Angels :: When Looking Back :: Carry On :: Scattered Shadows :: Luz de la Luna :: Will's Bassment :: When We Meet Again ::

A New World
JoŽl Dilley
$12  SALE! $10 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

Jazz bassist/composer/producer JoŽl Dilley is a sonic storyteller, creating atmospheric settings inviting listeners to unleash their own imagination. In A New World, twelve original tracks chronicle a musical excursion―based on his own life experiences―from the rural back porches of Americana to the cobblestone streets of Europe, where faint echoes of bluegrass join in conversation with the plaintive voice of Gypsy violin. Dilley aspires to give a human voice to the bass―with all its various emotional tone colors―in this collection Jim Beal of the San Antonio Express-News calls "imaginative world jazz...from earthy to esoteric...that welcomes listeners into Dilley's world."

Featuring Jonathan Raveneau, Bett Butler, Lloyd Herrman, Azul Barrientos, tbow Gonzales, Jartse Tuominen, Cecil Carter, Gabriel Herrera.


The Window
JoŽl Dilley
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  Listen here :: York Creek Exit :: Dancing in the Dark :: Secrets I: The Dawn :: Secrets II: Labyrinth :: Off the Record :: Stardust :: Time Remembered :: A Wrinkle in Time :: Some Other Time :: The Window :: P.S. II :: Placeres Desconocidos ::

The Window
JoŽl Dilley
$12  SALE! $10 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

Straight-ahead originals plus long-loved classics by Hoagy Carmichael, Bill Evans, and Leonard Bernstein tell a wealth of stories on this critically acclaimed album. Dilley's colorful compositions offer abundant opportunities for the playful counterpoint of trumpet player Cecil Carter and saxophonist Rob Hardt (Poncho Sanchez, Strunz & Farah), while drummer Gerry Gibbs shines on in-your-face fare like "P.S. II." Tasteful tracks featuring bass are surprising and varied: passionately tender on the ballads "Stardust" and "Some Other Time;" and catchy and rhythmic on the popular bass/percussion duet "York Creek Exit," a track licensed for various commercial applications worldwide.

Featuring Tony Campise, Gerry Gibbs, Rob Hardt, Ron Wilkins.


River of Hope
JoŽl Dilley
$12  SALE! $10 (plus shipping &
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  Listen here :: Prologue :: Danza de Alegria :: Shoreline Drive :: Ojos de Cielo (Sky Eyes) :: Blues for Clifford :: Where's Norton :: Rio de Esperanza :: How to Fly :: After Six :: Raķl's Neighborhood :: A Wrinkle in Time :: No One Here ::

River of Hope
JoŽl Dilley
$12  SALE! $10 (plus shipping & applicable sales tax)

Recorded over a decade ago when Mandala Music Production was still in its infancy, the songs on this album have been licensed for use worldwide and can currently be heard on HBO, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Playboy Channel, Food Network, Cooking Channel, and many more. All original tunes, many with Latin hybrid rhythms, tell musical stories of the confluence of the two Americas. "Shoreline Drive," featuring Texas Tenor Richard Garcia, captures perfectly the funky Gulf Coast vibe of Corpus Christi, home of Texas' oldest regional jazz festival; and "Ojos de Cielo (Sky Eyes)" is a loving tribute to the Dilley's blue-eyed uncle and spiritual mentor. Featured musicians include drummer J. J. Johnson (Ian Moore, John Mayer) and Westside Horns stalwart Al Gomez.

Featuring Tony Campise, Gerry Gibbs, Rob Hardt, Ron Wilkins.