Clifford White

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Inspirations Review

by Carol Wright

New age composer Clifford White embraces the beat on this uplifting album. Each side features two extended treatments of lively, upbeat themes. White constantly introduces new instruments and treatments (such as the cascading piano scale or the winds playing against the accelerating, syncopated rhythms of "Transmutation") to keep the music fresh. "Transmutation" ends delightfully with descending major piano scales. The title cut begins with storm sounds and notes falling like rain drops. The music then takes off on a joyous flight in a Caribbean cadence.

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