highly acclaimed MILAGROS is a collection of his new classical compositions for the banjo. These solo works are presented
with baroque, romantic, chromatic, modern, Spanish, French, Russian,
and exotic influences. This album includes Tim's most complex composition, "Colloquium: Dark and Light," an emotional and dynamic 17-minute exploration. The recorded banjo tone is rich and warm and sometimes reminiscent
of the harp, piano, and even the sitar. Milagros takes you on an
emotional voyage into the private world of this 5-string banjo virtuoso.
Milagros has been selected by David Grisman for his digital music label, Acoustic Oasis, where the remixed and remastered album is now available for audiophile-quality FLAC download, as well as standard quality.
"Tim Weed plays the banjo, and like a few other banjo players, he plays classical music on the banjo. But Tim Weed's classical music is new music that he composed for the banjo. Milagros is a fascinating CD." BOB BOILEN, National Public Radio
is really great! It's spent a lot of time in my player since it
arrived. I especially like Granada Vox." BILL KEITH, Banjo Pioneer
I don't normally publicize CD's, I'm going to make an exception
in this case. I was just sent a copy of a CD of Tim Weed...
it's all original tunes, a great CD. He takes the banjo further
than most. I recommend this CD highly. He plays chromatic banjo
extraordinarily well... I loooove his banjo playing! BOBBY THOMPSON, 5-String Banjo Innovator
gave it a listen and loved it." ROBIN
HILTON, National Public Radio, Assoc. Producer
a group of musicians who have redefined the banjo. People like Bela
Fleck, Tony Trischka, and Bill Keith . . .Tim Weed is one
of those musicians." DUANE INGLISH, Live Oak Music Festival
am amazed when a banjoist can approach a classical piece. I truly
enjoy Bela Fleck's classical explorations or those by John McEuen.
But this is different. This is entirely original music that is both
contemporary and classic. Milagros is vital new music conceived
and performed to exploit the unique capabilities of this instrument...
Tim's technique is magnificent... His playing is masterful and his
sound is simply spectacular." JOHN
BALCH, Chairman of Judging of the National Banjo Championships
"If Bach had been a bluegrass musician, his fugues would be like this, I suppose. And if all banjo players could play like this one, there would be no banjo jokes." BERTRAM HENZE
ever, anywhere, any time, anyplace have I heard anything as incredible
as Tim's artistry on his new CD release, Milagros. The subtleties
alone are a spine-tingling experience for the serious music listener.
Key changes in the middle of his intricate chording will test your
belief in motion. I feel and hear Tim's heart beat on those strings.
'At this point you have to whisper, and there have to be other points
where there's planned chaos,' to quote Charles Mingus. Yes! Tim's
banjo whispers, and the chaos is planned and passionately executed
in these compositions. It is music from everywhere - classical,
folk, jazz, eastern, western, the world. I doubt any banjoist on
today's music scene can touch his genius! KATIE LEE
CD of classical banjo that will blow your mind!" ROSS NICKERSON (banjoteacher.com)