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David Darling

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432 Hz Healing Touch, Healing Tones Steven Halpern, David Darling 06:31
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Monastic Chant David Darling, Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan 05:10
Fantasie in C for Brahms David Darling, Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan 06:59
Dream Pearls Of Kathak David Darling 17:17
Rainfall Michael Jones, David Darling 05:20
Dance in Three David Darling, Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan 03:02
Epigraph No. 1, var. 1 Ketil Bjørnstad, David Darling 01:35
For the Love of Oceans David Darling 04:29
Squirrels in the Meadow David Darling, Jacqueline Tschabold Bhuyan 04:41

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Relaxing Cello

by David Darling


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For every mood


Born in Elkhart, Indiana on March 4, 1941, David Darling  was a Grammy-winning jazz and new age cellist and composer. Interested in music at a young age, he began playing piano at the age of 4. At the age of 10, he studied cello and then added string bass to his arsenal of instruments in high school. While attending Indiana State University, he focused on studying classical cello. Upon graduation, he began teaching at the university for the next four years. He then moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the 1970s and worked as a studio musician while also playing cello in the Paul Winter Consort until leaving the group in 1978. Connecting with ECM Records, David Darling released Journal October, his debut album , in 1979. Remaining with ECM until 1993’s Dark Wood, David Darling continued to release a series of albums on different independent labels including The Tao of Cello (1993), Cello Blue (2001), Open Window (2003), Balance (2006), the Grammy Award-winning Prayer for Compassion (2009), Gratitude (2016) and Homage to Kindness (2019). He was also a busy sideman, recording and/or performing with artists such as  Spyro Gyra, Bobby McFerrin, Peter Kater, Terje Rypdal, Ralph Towner, Tempest Williams, Ketil Bjørnstad, and many others. David Darling continued working  until his death on January 8, 2021 at the age of 79.