The Band's Visit Original Broadway Cast Recording; 2017
Incorporating elements of Arabic, Jewish music and musical theater, this recording won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album in 2019. Written by David Yazbek, with orchestration by Jamshied Sharifi.
Kishi Bashi, Lighght; 2014
The second release from violin virtuoso Kishi Bashi. High energy, classically infused orchestral pop that showcases Kauro Ishibashi's mastery as a songwriter, singer and violinist.
The Epichorus, Ten at Dreamland; 2021
This was a special few days at Dreamland, one of my favorite recording studios in Woodstock, NY. We were ten, sitting in a huge circle in what used to be the nave of St. John's Church built in 1896, soft light pouring in the original stained glass windows, no headphones, no click, just us playing Zach Fredman's compositions as well as some Arabic classics. It features our friend and mentor, the late Bassam Saba.
Tall Tall Trees, Freedays; 2017
Mike Savino + Banjotron 5000 = another psychedelic-indie-folk banger. We recorded this over a few days in the mountains in N. Georgia.
The Epichorus, Modeh Ani; 2020
More beautiful writing from oud player Zach Fredman.
Tall Tall Trees, The Seasonal EP; 2017
The track 'Picture Picture' is a favorite. We did this at Chase Park Transduction in Athens, GA.