Carlos Nakai offers Native American flute music based on his impressions of the Anasazi and Sinagua sites, ancient cliff dwellings that were home to communities of Native people thousands of years ago. The graceful eloquence of the solo flute echoing as if in the canyons of the American West evokes a tranquility that quiets the spirit and calms the mind in this gold record album. Using digital technology, Nakai creates the sound of the cedar flute echoing in the canyons and valleys of the vast Southwest. His seventeen free flowing compositions soothe the spirit and carry the listener to the far realms of the imagination. Canyon Trilogy CD was awarded a certified Gold Records in 1998 ~ the first ever awarded for a Native American music album.