Beyond the Waves
Subtitled “A soulful flute journey,” Beyond the Waves emphatically shows that flutist Ann Licater deserves a spot at the top of her instrumentalist category. Over the course of her last few recordings, Licater has demonstrated virtuosity and composing ability that showcases both her versatility and her cohesion of musical vision. Joined by a very capable cast of supporting players, Licater displays her affinity for an assortment of flutes and their respective characteristic styles (New Age, Native American, etc.). Soothing without being somnambulant, there is an inherent calming and serene nature to Licater’s music, no matter which style she embraces.