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“As we all know great artists push boundaries within their genre of music to new heights i.e. Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Miles Davis… All these artists have taken their respective genre of Folk, Rock, Jazz or Hip Hop and stretched them into the main stream and made us listen. You get the point! I came across Mark Abel a prolific California based composer/song writer thru his previous CDs “THE DREAM GALLERY: SEVEN CALIFORNIA PORTRAITS” & “TERRAIN OF THE HEART” few years back. Both beautiful song cycles I might add. A few years away Mark has returned and ventured into the world of Opera. But not just an ordinary run of the mill blood, revenge, guts and glory but about coming of age story and portrait of contemporary America. It focuses on early success, the financial crisis and human cost of the war in Afghanistan. Followed by The Palm Trees are Restless a song cycle Five Poems of Kate Gale sung by the talented Hila Plitmann, known for her work with today’s top contemporary composers. … The whole Opera lasts 100. 87 minutes blending classical, rock & jazz in a unique musical fusion that combines the depth & sophistication of classical music with a direct impact of rock music. Mark Abel a talented rock musician himself hits the mark! An Opera and Tonal music of Today. Bravo for enlightening us on a sensitive subject thru your music.” —Amazon review
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