New CD by LuAnne Hightower
reviewed by Philip Belove, U.S.A.
The album has range. On the opening cut, prayer,
´Oh Lord My God, Open Thou the door...´ is sung first as an acapela chant and then unfolds into a
classic jazz tune. Then the album turns to melodies and arrangements colored by exposure to the brilliant and
talented sufi musicians in our area. Bahá´í and Sufi prayers and poems are sung in English and
by rim drum and Arabian stringed instruments. And these are beautiful arrangments with complex harmonies and they
stand as exquisite musical pieces. The Bahá´í selections include The Hidden Word, ´ Love me that
I may love
Arts Dialogue, June 1997, Page 4.