photo by Michael Bloom

photo by Michael Bloom

Hello Friends!

I hope the Summer has treated you all really well!  I'm doing a lot of music stuff as well as resting and enjoying Nature. How bout you?

Last month, a 10-CD retrospective of Natalie Merchant was released by Nonesuch. It includes a new album, Butterfly, of music with string quartet, including a bunch of cello solos by me. It was amazing to work with Natalie, former front woman for 10,000 maniacs- her voice is one I consider a national treasure. Being in the room with that sound did something to me. The new album is only available with the box set. You can preview and buy the collection here.

And in other great news, Alcanza, the new album by Fabian Almazan and Rhizome was released last month to beautiful reviews, receiving 5 stars in Downbeat Magazine. We're an octet playing together for almost a decade now. Wow! Preview and buy the album here.

Upcoming, more recording with Krishna Das and a September public concerts at Town Hall NYC and Menla Institute. Find out more about that here

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon at a live event or elsewhere. Take care and I hope to hear from you soon.....