Monday, July 14, 2008

The Scent of Light by Terry Carter

Wellness Editor

Now that its summer, what are you doing to enjoy the warm evenings? I live in Southern California. During the days, temperatures can exceed 100 degrees. At night, they may cool down to the low eighties…but I love warm nights.

One of the things that I enjoy most is outdoor picnics and concerts. Every summer I go with a few friends to the summer concert series at the Hyatt in Newport Beach. This is a great venue because you are close to the coast so the temperatures are even more pleasant and the concert takes place at an outdoor amphitheater.

Our yearly plan at the Hyatt is to see Ottmar Liebert perform. This is a great event, not just because he is a friend of mine, but because his sound is so beautiful, so mellow, so exquisite for a summer evening. Besides being a Grammy-nominated platinum selling artist he’s a genuinely generous man. His new album, The Scent of Light, which he describes as “My best album yet…” has been my top iTunes play for the last few weeks.

“Each of these ten instrumentals draws a picture, and each picture tells a story. It's music as a smell that triggers unexpected memories. India, 1978... Granada, 1992... each track has a strong atmosphere of time and place, like the journal of an itinerant poet or painter.” "Morning Light" is my favorite –so far. There is a Listening Lounge on his website where you can hear selections from a few of his albums and download music. You can even download the sampler album for free! Didn’t I say he was generous.

Come join me for a relaxed summer’s eve in Newport Beach or check the Tour Schedule for a tour date near you.

Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra
Friday, July 11, 2008 at 8:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
1107 Jamboree RoadNewport Beach, CA 92660

Terry Carter is CEO of Travertine Spa. A former Attorney, Terry is our Wellness Editor who offers creative ways to treat yourself well. He provides healthy tips for living the spa lifestyle on any budget. E-mail your questions to him at

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