Large Project

COMING SOON!

Featuring:
Miriam Waks – Voice
Richie Barshay –  Drum Set, Udu, Congas, Shakers
Vince Cherico  – Bongos, Cowbell, Guiro, Timbales
Scott Kettner – Surdo, Pandiero, Shakers, Tamborim
Kenny Berger – Contralto Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet, Alto Flute
Dan Willis – Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn, Flute, Piccolo
Meg Okura, Zach Brock – Violin
Lois Martin – Viola
Jody Redhage – Cello
Rob Curto – Accordion
Dave Smith – Trumpet
Lolly Bienenfeld – Trombone
Jorge Roeder, Verdinho – Bass
Andrew Green – Ac and Elec Guitars

 

Large Project

I’ve been working on a large-scale project for a few years and it’s nearing completion. It’s an album of reimagined tunes from a popular group whose work has spanned almost 50 years. This collection of their tunes is from the 70’s. I kept the melodies and most of the chord structures intact, but completely changed the instrumentation, feel, tempo and arrangements.

The ensembles range from chamber group of cello, violin, english horn, guitar and percussion to double string quartet with cuban rhythm section. Others include Brazilian rhythm section with accordion and four clarinets; wind quintet, string quartet with acoustic guitar. My only guidelines in choosing the ensembles was: no piano, no saxes. Hmm…