...(Cieri) delivers really beautiful moods and strong playing all around...its real music, not trapped by boxes, definitions, genres or styles... it creates its own style...honest, imaginative, fearless...
-John Zorn : 2010
We have collaborated with countless musicians whose work is featured in all of our documentary films, but after encountering David’s skills we both agree that he is one of the most talented pianists, if not THE most talented and unique pianist we have ever had the privilege of working with.
-Erik Ewers and Paul Barnes of Ken Burns’ Florentine Films : 2010
independent Aug 2, 2013
Recorded at Brooklyn Studios, Brooklyn NY - February 8th 2013
David Cieri - Piano, Waterphone
William Parker - Bass
Daniel Carter - Saxophones, Trumpet, Clarinet
Elizabeth Brown - Dan Bao, Shakuhachi, Theremin
Rubin Kodheli - Cello
Jay Frederick - Drums
Rick Kwan - Engineer/Mix
Blackler Mastering - Master
independent July 11, 2012
D.W. Gibson recently penned "Not Working" about the latest recession and the effect it has had on people from all different professions. In a way it acts as the counterpart to Studs Turkels "Working". He is also directing a film by the same name and this record is the score for the film.
Recorded June 11th 2012 - Bunker Studios - Williamsburg Brooklyn
Jay Frederick - drums
Putnam Murdock - guitars
Rosa Valenze Gilmore - violin
Rich Hinman - pedal steel
Rubin Kodheli - cello
Bryan Pugh - monotribe
Engineer and Mix - Bryan Pugh
Mastering - Kevin Blackler
Photography - Christopher Loren Ewers
Art Direction - Bruce Bell
The approached of this album is an immediacy of dark guttural responses with a few basic themes. Featuring drums, Jay Frederick, two bass clarinets, Josh Sinton and GIlad Ronen, and Dave playing a menacing 92 key piano. Josh Roseman lent us his studio, 58 North 6th, MediaLabs, in Williamsburg, which greatly aided to the creative atmosphere.