Uli Geissendoerfer - piano, rhodes. synth and percussion
Pascale Elia - vocals
Charles McNeal - saxophones
Derek Jones - basses
Ryan Rose - drums and percussion
Valeri Glava - violin on Turkish
Michito Sanchez - percussion on 3-41 and Soulful
Dafer Tawil - oud, doumbek, tambourine on Turkish
All songs written, arranged and produced by Uli Geissendoerfer
Honey pie arranged by Colors,Tango lyrics by Pascale Elia and intro to Soulful by Charles McNeal
Recorded at Odds On recording Henderson, NV by Matt Salveson June/July 2011
Edited by Uli Geissendoerfer
Mixed and mastered by Fernando Aponte
Cover design by Mike Renfro
Dedicated to Galina and Maya and Leo - in loving memory of Max
a buoyant Brazilian homage to Tanya Maria and Sergio Mendez
Pascale brought the song and I had the idea doing a double time on it, quite literally...what ensued was a wonderful collaboration between all of us ... pure honey
Originally written for my kids as part of a children's album as Sibling Tango. Pascale’s great lyric lifted it to another dimension.
Intro to Soulful
Charles came up with this great lick and we just had to do something with it
Written for my Soul-brother Premik.
Originally my wonderful buddy Beat had a Renaissance Jazz project. It never came to fruition but this song certainly stuck. What a beautiful melody and lyrics straight from the witty poetry of Ben Jonson’; music by Robert Johnson and myself, Hail to the Lute songs of the long ago yesteryear
Norwegian Wood (This bird has flown) Lennon/McCartney
An all-time favourite of mine, I did it a long time ago in a trio setting which inspired this arrangement - Charles funky riff just added the Cherry on top
Song (for Maya)
Written for my girl when I didn’t even know I’ll have her. Only whence she came to pass did the music make sense.
Originally part of music for a Paganini musical. This was the Turkish version inspired by his op.24
I am indebted to Beat to bringing out so much in this song with his great lyric. This was our only take .... nothing else needed to be done.