In Search of An Oasis
Ralph Koziarskis In Search of an Oasis is all original instrumental music written with the intent of being a relaxing background groove. Appropriate for massage, meditation, relaxation, for mornings, evenings or anytime you want a mellow world beat groove it's a soundtrack for imaginary movies. Ralph has been a professional woodwind musician since 1975. On this CD he composed and performed on all of the tracks using a Korg O1W/FD for the bed, bass and some percussion then overdubbed hand percussion and all the woodwind tracks. Ralph is also a licensed and certified massage therapist since 1982. This CD is his third solo project combining both of his occupations. The first CD was Flute Solos, the second was Flutes Bells & Synth both more ambient. In Search of an Oasis has more of a groove, influenced by his work with Muruga and the Global Village Ceremonial Band. Muruga is a world renown drummer-percussionist having played with such greats as Weathereport, Dave Brubeck, Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band with Jerry Garcia, The Funkadelics and at Woodstock with Tim Harding among others. Steven Bookvich aka Muruga is a special quest on this CD performing on the cut Vernal Rainforest an environmental, atmospheric groove alternating between measures of 5 and 7. Other fine musicians on this CD are Craig Michales Hernandez on guitar and John Sase on bass and synthesizer he also engineered and helped produce this CD. Listen, enjoy and bless everything. You can find out more at kozimusic.com.