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Timothy Wenzel – Running Away

Feb. 1, 2019

(New Age)

Another exercise in the beauty of new age music comes from one of the 21st century’s truly talented and prolific keyboardists/pianists Timothy Wenzel. His latest release Running Away is chock full of charming melodies and runs that are bound to steal your heart and soul in their breathtaking delivery.

Some in the c-jazz world may ask, “So, who is Timothy Wenzel?” Briefly, this American-born artist has written and performed a great deal of electro-acoustic Contemporary Instrumental/New Age/Celtic music since 2012. His debut album, Mountains Take Wing was selected as a Best New Age Album of 2012 by New Age Music World. His second album, A Coalescence of Dreams (October 2012) received widespread airplay and acclaim, climbing to #6 in the international radio airplay chart by Zone Music Reporter in 2013. His third album, River Serene, also jumped into the top 10 at ZMR. His fourth album, Summon the Wind, was released November 20, 2014 and reached #6 on the international ZMR charts. His fifth album Distant Horseman was released in February 2016 and immediately rose to #3 on the ZMR charts.

This latest release is sure to find its way high up on the charts, as well, I predict. Its reach, its tenderness, and its handsome collection of melodies simply refuse to be denied attention.

You will hear piano, string, and horn mixes that will find you hitting “repeat” on your player time and again, just to hold on to the deliciously enchanting music that will surely embrace you.

Tracks of note are the tittle track, the lead track “Dream of Summer,” “Makes You Wonder” with its most expressive violin lines, and simply too many others to name here on this 12-track work of art. Settle back and drink in all of the majesty of this one. – Ronald Jackson