Rumi/Hafiz Recordings

Give Light: Rumi

Give Light: The poetry of Rumi set to music

Jelaluddin Rumi, 13th Century Sufi mystic, is considered by many to be the world's greatest spiritual poet. His powerful poems on the longing of human beings for reunion with the divine, on the many-faceted mysteries of love, and of encouragement on the spiritual path, have inspired countless people for centuries.

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  1. Come
  2. The Reed Flute's Song
  3. Love
  4. Looking for You
  5. I'll Meet You There
  6. Don't Go Back to Sleep
  7. Come to the Orchard
  8. Give Light
  9. In Your Light
  10. The Stronger Pull
  11. Keep Walking
  12. The Music
  13. In Praise
  14. One Light
  15. In the Garden
  16. What Was Said to the Rose
  17. The Guest House
  18. Today
A Divine Invitation

A Divine Invitation: The poetry of Hafiz set to music

Hafiz, 14th Century Sufi mystic, is the most beloved poet of Persia. It is said that there may be some homes in Iran that do not contain the Koran, but no home is without the Divan (Collected Poems) of Hafiz. There is a tradition that on every Nourouz (New Year’s Day in Iran, which coincides with the Spring Equinox) people open Hafiz’s Divan at random and whatever poem they open to gives them a message to focus on for the year.

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  1. A Divine Invitation
  2. The Subject Tonight
  3. This Place
  4. Fear Is the Cheapest Room
  5. This Flute God Carries
  6. Pulling Out the Chair
  7. The Happy Virus
  8. Don’t Surrender Your Loneliness
  9. Admit Something
  10. The Vegetables
  11. This New Tune
  12. When the Violin
  13. The Door to God
  14. I Am Determined
  15. An Old Musician
Gamble Everything for Love

Gamble Everything for Love: The poetry of Rumi set to music

This is Laz’s second CD of his original musical settings of Rumi’s poetry. (See below for information about "Give Light," Laz’s 2007 release of his first Rumi CD.) Once again, working with distinuished poet and translator, Coleman Barks’ award-winning versions, Laz has set to music 15 classic Rumi poems. Mystical love lyrics, as well as powerful words of encouragement on the spiritual path, these poems uplift and inspire, and the music makes them even more memorable and accesible.

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  1. Gamble Everything for Love
  2. Love Is a River
  3. Some Kiss We Want
  4. I Used to Be Shy
  5. Two Insomnias
  6. Stay Together, Friends
  7. Work
  8. The Lame Goat
  9. The Clear Bead
  10. Only Breath
  11. Sing Loud!
  12. On the Day I Die
  13. Hidden Instruments
  14. This We Have Now
  15. Grace
Hafiz & Mystical Companions

Hafiz & Mystical Companions: The poetry of Hafiz, Rumi, Rabia, Mira, and Kabir rendered into song

This is the fourth CD in Laz’s series of Rumi / Hafiz poems set to music. Working from Daniel Ladinsky’s four books of translations (The Gift, I Heard God Laughing, The Subject Tonight Is Love, and Love Poems From God) Laz has rendered into song poems by Hafiz, Rumi, Rabia, Mira and Kabir — poet saints of the ancient East. These are timeless poems that transcend cultures and religions, and they continue to inspire and guide people all over the world, 500-1200 years after they were written.

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  1. A Great Need
  2. It Happens All the Time in Heaven
  3. Looking for God
  4. I Got Kin
  5. The God Who Only Knows Four Words
  6. And for No Reason
  7. Ten Thousand Idiots
  8. Kabir Blues
  9. No More Leaving
  10. Isn’t That Something?
  11. To Build a Swing
  12. A Productive Day
  13. A Hole in a Flute
  14. Our Union
  15. The Way They Held Each Other
  16. Just Rest
  17. It Acts Like Love
  18. And Love Says
Rumi & Mystical Companions

Rumi & Mystical Companions: The poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Lalleshwari and Sanai rendered into song

This is the fifth CD in Laz’s series of Rumi / Hafiz poems set to music. Working with the magnificent translations of the much-celebrated poet Coleman Barks, Laz has rendered into song poems by Rumi, Hafiz, Lalleshwari and Sanai—poet saints of the ancient East. These are timeless poems that transcend cultures and religions, and they continue to inspire and guide people all over the world, 500-900 years after they were written.

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Full Track List

  1. What a Fine Song
  2. Returning — Hafiz
  3. Looking Into the Creek
  4. The Drum of Nothing
  5. One Whole Heart
  6. Sleep On
  7. Forgetful One, Get Up! — Lalla
  8. Inside the Great Mystery
  9. Doorsill
  10. Empty
  11. The Love-Hawk
  12. The Puzzle — Sanai
  13. What Fear of Loss
  14. Self Inside Self — Lalla
  15. Lo, I Am with You Always