ESSENTIAL TREMOR (2009) is a stellar collection of mbira recordings by the Giant of Minimalism, Richard Crandell. Offered to the world as part of Richard's continuing efforts to calm the world, ESSENTIAL TREMOR combines world-wide music influences on twelve new tracks of contemplative beauty. Echos of Zimbabwe, Japan, Spain, Ireland and the lush rainforests of Oregon are all part of ESSENTIAL TREMOR. A portion of the sales from this collection will go to the International Essential Tremor Foundation as Crandell himself is afflicted by a degenerative nerve disorder that limits his ability to play guitar but has not affected his deep creative spirit and ability to master the mbira. Check out Richard's other internationally-recognized mbria recordings on Tzadik Records: SPRING STEEL and MBIRA MAGIC. Richard's guitar masterpieces are available on CD-BABY including, ONE ON ONE, IN THE FLOWER OF OUR YOUTH, and OREGON HILL and HIGH PLACES (with fellow guitar virtuoso, Bill Bartels). Lost masterpieces from these guitar albums may be re-discovered on WAFARING STRANGERS: GUITAR SOLI (Numero Group Records, 2008) and IMAGINATIONAL ANTHEM: Volume 3 (Thompkins Square Records, 2008). For more information, contact the artist at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sound Advice Records at email@example.com (503) 473-8252.