Thank you for checking out Wellsprings. This music was born from our own experiences and from many years of playing improvisational music together, to the point that each one of us became able to react perfectly to the other's musical ideas. Nothing in these tracks was written down; this is a recording of an authentic musical conversation between two experienced musicians, as they expressed what they were going through in their lives.
In the Summer of 1993, Jack and I started getting together every Sunday evening to record these tracks. From the beginning, we decided that this would be a simple and honest production, with no additional help and no effects added.
It took us the whole year and then some, recording several takes of each track directly into digital audio tape, one tape per track. At the end, we reviewed all the takes and picked up ones we felt were the best. The result is an album that speaks directly to the listener, as if we were playing in your living room.
Wellsprings was released in cassette format on 1995, then re-released as a CD in 1997. Many years have passed since, but this album is still a favourite of ours. We're very excited about making it available on the Web, hoping that it will help the wonderful power of its peaceful music to a larger audience. We hope you will love these songs as much as we do.
The words on the cover are from Psalm 104:10-13:
He sends forth springs in the valleys;
They give drink to every living being.
He waters the mountains from his upper chambers;
The earth is satisfied with the fruit of his works.
The cover art is by calligraphy artist Tim Botts:
If you have any questions, please feel free to use the "Email" link on the left of this page, to send us an email; we will respond as promptly as possible.
We are available to provide live music, in the Chicago (USA) area. If you're interested, please send us an email.