I discovered Martin Lass on my second trip to
Australia. Just before dropping a friend
at Sydney Airport for her flight home, we stopped at Darling Harbour in
hopes of finding a CD of folk songs for her collection. (I'd found
my copy a couple of days earlier.)
Mr. Lass was performing in the shopping centre, doing a combination of
classical and contemporary pieces on his violin, with keyboard and
percussion as accompaniment. I bought a copy of his String Sensations
CD on the spot and have it in regular rotation on my iPod.
Flash forward ten years. That CD is sadly out of print (although why
it can't be revived for the electronic marketplace I have no clue).
But I noticed a couple of others in the iTMS. Sonnet is Mr. Lass's
own compositions of a mostly New Agey flavor. (Or should that be
flavour?) If you like the sound of a skillful and energetic violin
and don't cringe at the thought of New Age, give it a listen.