My father passed down his musicianship to me. He is the one who gave me all of my inspiration and knowledge of the art, and has created some of the most powerful songs I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. You may argue that this is my bias opinion, but all I know is when I hear his voice on the tracks I instantly fall into a puddle of tears.
Christopher Lazare has just released an album under the project name, 'SaViOuR sKiN' entitled "Love Stands". If you ask me, there are no two words that could be more appropriate to portray what the album means. This selection of 14 songs is close to my heart - not only because they are written and arranged by my own father - but because I've been listening to some of these pieces since I was a child.
My personal favourite, 'Sufi Joined a Yoga Class' has been ringing in my ears since we lived in my childhood home. Daddy would sing the song around the house, just him and an acoustic guitar, every single day. I had probably memorized the lyrics by the time I was eight years old. Being able to watch this song grow from a simple idea into a well-written, well-recorded track complete with acoustic guitar, bass, drums, vocals and violin has been a blessing.
My father is not one to disappoint when it comes to all things music. His lyrics are simple and powerful. You could bottle up his musicianship and throw it into the ocean but still be able to feel the emotion in your bones. The album is available on iTunes and CD Baby, along with a FREE download of one of the songs, 'Esoteric Geometry Part Two', on the project website.
Take a moment to buy and listen to my father's beautiful music, it is well worth your time.