Gentle Thunder is a multi-instrumentalist (grand hammer dulcimer, Native American flutes, and drums), composer, and producer. Her performances in the UK, Canada, the US, Greenland, and Europe have garnered Gentle Thunder an international following, and her solo recordings Awakening Remembrance and Winds of the Heart, have charted in the New Age Reporter Top 100. Both live and on recording, Gentle Thunder enchants audiences around the globe with her distinctive sound and heart-filled presence.
AmoChip Dabney is a multi-instrumentalist (piano, keyboards, bass, and sax), composer, and producer with over thirty albums to his credit, and a 2005 GRAMMYÂ® Finalist for People of Peace (R. Carlos Nakai Quartet/Canyon Records), which he engineered, mixed, and produced at his own Completely Bare Studio in Tucson, Arizona. Known for his versatility, Amo again wore both musicianâ€™s and engineerâ€™s hats on the recording of Beyond Words.
Will Clipman is a multi-percussionist (udu, djembe, Taos drums, and drumset) and two-time GRAMMYÂ® Finalist, most recently in 2005 for the Nakai Quartetâ€™s People of Peace. Known as the perfect partner, Will has recorded over fifty albums, including twenty-one for Canyon Records, where he is regarded as the house percussionist.
On Beyond Words, Gentle Thunderâ€™s hammer dulcimer, drumming and Native American flute virtuosity is enveloped in Willâ€™s polyrhythmic groove artistry and embellished with Amoâ€™s phenomenal multi-instrumentalism. Beyond Words blends Gentle Thunderâ€™s original compositions with inspired ensemble improvisations that are grounded in her intuitive rhythmic dialogue with Will, then take flight in her eloquent harmonic and melodic conversation with Amo. The result is a sumptuous sonic synergy of the highest order, and a dazzling live performance that is simply beyond words!
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1. Big Sky Sunrise
2. Seven Twenty Twins
3. Feathered Pipe Portal
4. Beyond Words
5. Walk In Beauty
6. Glacier Tears
7. Karma Groove
8. Woven Essence
9. Rooted Breath
11. Renaissance Reunion
14. Summer Soulstice