Music You'll LoveSeptember 1, 2009 By: Nicole Palmieri American Salon
ESCALA (Columbia Records, 2009), the all-female string quartet's self-titled album, was produced by Grammy Award-winner Trevor Horn, and features a guest performance by Slash on the quartet's rendition of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir." On MUSIC AS MEDICINE (Sounds True, 2004) acclaimed musician and former Buddhist monk Nawang Khechog creates a cross-cultural mix of soothing melodies and healing chants to relax the listener and restore balance and health. VOICES OF THE SACRED (Sounds True, 2008) by Caroline Myss consists of 16 tracks from the Bellissima Opera, an internationally renowned ensemble whose mission is to introduce new audiences to the hidden spiritual dimensions of great opera and classical music. CARIBBEAN NIGHTS (Green Hill, 2009) by David Arkenstone features tracks highlighting the sounds of steel drums, guitar, percussion and bass, sure to soothe and relax the mind all year round. —N.P.