Reflecting on the past year, I am only filled with gratitude, love and contentment.
I had conceptualized the record in November 2014 during my previous visit to New York to play for Alex Pinto’s group; the significance and the title “Dharma” only came alive for me a little bit later. I got married, and we moved into our new house, which is where I actually started writing the music for Dharma. The album almost marked some important moments in my life, and tells this story which you will hear in the pieces on it.
This album is really special for me because during the writing process I really pushed through some of my compositional limitations and succeeded to craft a very detailed blueprint of the music I was hearing in my head.
I am also very fortunate to have had the opportunity to share this music with a dream band featuring Sharik Hasan, Tiziano Bianchi, Alex Pinto and Joshua Crumbly.
It was definitely very challenging to plan a recording session in New York and I am truly grateful to our recording engineer, Michael Perez from Big Orange Sheep Studios in Brooklyn for being so patient and accommodating throughout the recording process.
There is so much more that I want to share about “Dharma”, but for now, I hope you can share in and enjoy these moments captured in photos by Anna Yatskevich from our recording sessions at Big Orange Sheep Studios.
Michael is currently mastering the record and I cannot wait to share it with you!