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MP3 Joey Latimer - Emerald Green Universe

"A soothing album featuring well-played acoustic instruments and engaging lyrics."

11 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Pop, POP: Beatles-pop

The idea for Emerald Green Universe came about when I worked as a soundman and assistant to the incredible Roselyn Tureck (https://www.tradebit.com) during a weekend music retreat in my hometown of Idyllwild, California. She described her life as a child-prodigy pianist in great detail and mentioned how she would drift into an ''alternate state of consciousness'' sometimes when she performed. Upon completion of these programs she would ''wake up'' to the applause.

All of us at the reatreat listened in amazement as Madame Tureck told us, "I felt that I was going through a door to an infinite green universe and I was not going back through that door because my teacher thought it was impossible. So, I just stayed out there in space,this green infinite space, and continued the work. And that is the basis of my Bach playing."

Hearing Madame explain this flipped on a light in my head. It reminded me that sometimes, when I practice, perform, and compose music, I also seem to veer off into another universe. Later I ''wake up'' and, looking at the clock, see that an hour or more has gone by.

Going back through my tunes, I picked out ten I''d written as the result of that kind of experience, plus one that I always liked by a couple of friends. I located tapes of those I had previously recorded and relearned the songs, part by part. Working over several months, I recorded the project in my Idyllwild studio with the help of many outstanding musical friends who dropped in during the process.

I''m happy with the result and feel that Emerald Green Universe is very close to what I was after when I began.

--Joey Latimer
Idyllwild, December 2004

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