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  • Performed By: Michael Kollwitz & Chapman Stick
  • Album: Waterfallin'
  • Album UPC: 600638978421
  • Album ID: kollwitz7
  • Label: Michael Kollwitz - solo Chapman Stick (Alto & Grand)
  • CD Baby Account: CDB00027903
  • CD Baby Track ID: 1771634
  • ISRC: uscgj1183917
  • Released: 01/01/06

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1st ever CD to feature the Chapman 10 string Alto Stick in a blend of contemporary, Spanish and classical influences.


Waterfallin' is the first-ever CD to prominently feature the new Chapman 10 string Alto Stick. Over the years Emmett Chapman (inventor of The Stick) has introduced many different models and improvements of his amazing instruments- the original 10 string Stick in 1974, the 12 string Grand Stick in 1991 and the new Alto Stick in 2004. The Alto is about 10 inches shorter than Emmett's other models and the notes are in a much higher register (guitar & violin range) than the other models. The beautiful, pure tone of the new Alto can be heard on 11 of Waterfallin's 15 tracks. Many of the songs were inspired by a trip to the island of Kaua'i and they will whisk you away to a peaceful place where the warm and balmy tradewinds are blowing...

One of the instrument's earliest pioneers and one of Emmett Chapman's first students, Michael is a Chapman Stick virtuoso with 38 years experience. Played with both hands using a pianistic technique on a stringed instrument, the Chapman Stick is unique, versatile and probably the most expressive musical instrument ever devised. The result is music that sounds unlike any other instrument.

Devoted to spreading Knowledge of the Chapman Stick, Michael has performed at over a thousand festivals, fairs & corporate events combined. Carlos Santana said his music is "a gift from the heart". He's been an opening act for The Beach Boys and has introduced many to the new instrument including Mick Fleetwood, Herbie Hancock, Keith Emerson, Steve Morse and others.

His albums and music have spread worldwide and he's shared his talents with well over a million people in the last decade. His music has been featured on national radio, television appearances and a short documentary. His musical style encompasses light jazz, classic rock, latin, Hawaiian and other influences. With a catalog of 19 releases he is the most prolific Chapman Stick recording artist to date.
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