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David Beal appears on these releases:

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture
Michael Shrieve, David Beal
Celestial Harmonies 17060 (CD)

For a limited time, we're offering this unique recording which was lost to many. Two of the foremost drummers of rock and new age blended their exceptional talents with the latest technology to create a landmark album. On THE BIG PICTURE, Michael Shrieve and David Beal produce fully orchestrated music using electronic drum pads and digital samplings. Through this system, a drum-pad can sound like a trumpet, violin, voice, or it can create a completely new sound. Though originally composed on computer, all the music on THE BIG PICTURE was played entirely with drumsticks. This album is a refreshing celebration of rhythm and melody. The pieces compose a dazzling menu, ranging from the exotic to the mischievous, all sharing a compelling vibrancy and excitement. THE BIG PICTURE opens a new door for percussionists. It puts the percussionist on a plane with traditional front line soloists and elevates him to orchestral arranger, with infinite combinations of sounds, timbres, rhythms, and instrumentations at his disposal.
1. The Invisible ArchitectMP35:45 
2. Mon AmieMP34:08 
3. Unspeakable DawnMP37:09 
4. IzibongoMP35:23 
5. Shaman's DrumMP35:30 
6. The Big PictureMP36:05 
7. Rocked in the Cradle of the DeepMP35:24 
8. Iron VoicesMP34:57 

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