A CAST OF 38 MUSICIANS DELIVER PERFORMANCES FROM ALL
7 CONTINENTS VIA THE INTERNET. MAURICE LEADS THE WAY WITH SOARING, PASSIONATE AND THOUGHFUL SAX AND FLUTE.
Maurice completed studies at Boston's Berklee College of Music in Composition and Performance. He also received a National Endowment For The Arts scholarship to study under Jazz legend Lew Tabackin. Of his first CD “Jazz Sunrise” Billboard Magazine said “Maurice is a man to hear.” In addition to leading his own band, Maurice is a featured soloist with The Marcelo Berestovoy Band (Marcelo tours, writes and records with Latina superstar Paulina Rubio), New Pacific (a band that combines Indonesian and other Asian music with Jazz) and is Music Director/performer with “The Hues Corporation” (Rock The Boat) All of these groups are on the new CD.
In 1988 he opened his recording studio Maurice Gainen Productions in Los Angeles’ trendy Silver Lake district. Since then, he has produced, recorded, mixed and mastered too many CDs to count in all genres including Jazz, Alternative, Rap, R&B, Rock, Broadway and World Music. He has also played flute and/or sax on many of these CDs. He does CD Mastering for all of the 5 major record labels and his recent credits include over 100 CDs for Starbucks.
1) Sudaméricana (M. Gainen)
Fernando Beckerman delivers scorching percussion from Buenos Aires, Argentina on this new original composition.
2) Aboriginal Dreamscape (M. Gainen/K. Benton)
Kristian Benton in New South Wales, Australia transports you to a place you have never been with his Didgeridoo, Klapstick and Kamilaroi language vocals.
3) Help Me Sing This Song of Joy (M. Gainen)
Are you ready to go to church with special guest vocalists “The Hues Corporation”?
4) Adiós Nonino (Astor Piazzolla)
Marcelo Berestovoy’s arrangement of this Piazzolla classic is always a hit in live performance.
5) Ngiyekhaya (I’m Going Home) (Mxolisi Sithole/Sthembizo Zuma)
Special Guests in Kenya: Christopher Opwapo, Naomi Njeri, Billy Mwaura and Muhammed Masila
These fantastic musicians face challenges just living day to day that we can't even begin to fathom. Still, they found time and energy to put joy into this music.
6) L’été en Hiver (Summer in Winter)
Music - M. Gainen/Michael Bialys
French Lyric - Karoline Blandin/Bruno Blum
Karoline Blandin delivers a luscious vocal that will make you want to get on the next plane to Paris to hear her sing.
7) Brahana (Dawn) (Aloke Dasgupta)
8) Chasing The Light (Aloke Dasgupta/M. Gainen)
Arranged and Produced by M. Gainen and A. Dasgupta
Ensemble in India:
Aloke Dasgupta, Ranjeet Veer, Debasish Halder, Chirodeep ,Samrat Guha, Dr. G. Babu, Uduppi S. Sreekant, Perukavu P.L. Sudheer, Kottyam Murali, James Anose, Debojoyati Nag, Sourav Chaudhury, Arnab Mukherjee
Another trip to a place you may not have been physically or musically.
8) JUST DO SOMETHING (Global Jam Remix) - (M. Gainen)
Produced by M. Gainen and Craig Owens
This features most of the musicians on the CD and samples from all of the songs on this CD. Maurice’s instructions to musicians for this song: “Just do something...2 takes, not too much thought…I’ll mix it up later.”
10) Mergapati (Procession) (Balinese themes arranged by Cliff DeArment)
New Pacific (Cliff DeArment, Maria Bodman, M. Gainen , Mike Pievac and Barry Newton)
This song links the music and instrumentation of East and West in yet another way.
11) ANTARCTIC SUNRISE (M. Gainen/Douglas Quin)
Special Guest: Douglas Quin (Antarctica) - Antarctic Austral Soundscapes
All of the sounds and animals you hear including the ones that sound "synthesized" were recorded during one of Douglas' three seasons in Antarctica.
Maurice’s goal in doing this CD is to make the world a smaller and better place starting with one person, himself. He hopes that you enjoy the journey!