NEW CD - A World of Bliss
On a roll since his multi-faceted 2020 EP CELTIC DANCE scored three Top Ten singles on SmoothJazz.com’s Listener Countdown Chart, Austrian saxophonist Markus Zahrl counters a troubled and anxiety filled world with a more hopeful, life celebrating vision – A WORLD OF BLISS – on his full-length debut. The well-traveled arranger, composer and music educator, who studied at the Conservatory of Vienna as well as Berklee, tones down the exotica and global vibes to focus on hard-hitting pocket funk grooves and all sorts of melodic sax madness and whimsy. Zahrl wraps with a stunning ballad that showcases his dreamy, romantic side. - Jonathan Widran from SmoothJazz.com
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A World of Bliss is almost here!
A World of Bliss starts within us - with the first thought about how we want the world around us to be and what we do for it to become a magic place. Music reminds us of this vision and helps us make the world a better place.” explains Markus Zahrl about the title of his new Album. A World of Bliss is the first full album of Markus Zahrl as a leader. It follows his EP Celtic Dance, released in 2020 (which had 3 Songs in the Top #10 Smooth Jazz Listener Countdown). With eight new original songs, the music is an inspiring and uplifting collection.
Markus says, “This new Album is a contra point to the challenging times we have to face in the world right now. Music is a source to stay positive.“
After finishing the recording on this album, Markus keeps saying: “I can't wait to play this new music live for you. Playing live is what I love the most. Every time I go on stage I enjoy the connection and the energy between the audience and the artist. It creates a magical space where wonderful things happen.“
1. Chilling in the Nature (5:05)
2. Dreams Come True (4:09)
3. A World of Bliss (4:26)
4. On a Lovely Sunday Morning (4:54)
5. Fly (5:18)
6. Rising Phoenix (5:03)
7. Celtic Dance (4:17)
8. Good Vibes (3:49)
9. Joyful Life (4:35)
10. Something New (4:30)
11. Spring Is in the House (5:14)
12. You Light up My Love (4:10)
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