Violinists Omar Chen Guey, Olga Patramanska-Bell, violist Drew Ricciardi and cellist Ashima Scripp were holding it down for a lengthy quartet session at Q Division studios back in April. I was recording several pieces from Touchdown Israel!, as well as music for this year’s Independent Film Festival of Boston screening opener. The players were fantastic, working their butts off to get through a lot of material.
Here we have ethnic string specialist Beth Bahia Cohen playing yayli tambur on “Welcome Sabres” and “Grace,” as well as klezmer and middle eastern fiddle on several other tracks, and Billy Novick playing klezmer and jazz on clarinet and bass clarinet.
Still a recording session or two plus mixing and production before this is ready to go, but you can stay posted on progress and other musical happenings by subscribing via the email form at the bottom of the page.