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Shiva

by Casey Cyr & David Amram

A sultry number by Casey Cyr and David Amram- the maestro of the soundtrack from Splendor in the Grass. Sit back and imagine yourself on a dreamy beach with white sand and an ocean roar as Shiva takes you to the sublime...
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About the recording of Shiva, by Casey Cyr Gash

Shiva was recorded at Sorcerer Sound in New York City. David Amram listened to my guitar and vocal track (which was already recorded) just once - then he laid down this amazing spontaneous composition on flute. After that he said he needed to grab his French horn, and recorded three French horn tracks which were combined in this mix. He carefully did each one, already knowing what he was going to do on the next one. A true master in action, composing in his blood, in every fiber of his being.

I am extremely honored to have recorded this song with David Amram, a true original, a national treasure and an amazing human being. If you ever need a dose of inspiration, look up David, send him a note, or visit him on constant tour and witness one of his spontaneous JAMS.

The Boston Globe calls David "The renaissance man of American music." And he truly is in every sense of the word, a master of music and a true gentleman.

From David Amram's website: (www.davidamram.com)

David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written many scores for Broadway theater and film, including the classic scores for the films "Splendor in The Grass" and "The Manchurian Candidate;" two operas, including the groundbreaking Holocaust opera "The Final Ingredient;" and the score for the landmark 1959 documentary "Pull My Daisy," narrated by novelist Jack Kerouac. He is also the author of three books, "Vibrations," an autobiography, "Offbeat: Collaborating With Kerouac," a memoir, and "Upbeat: Nine Lives of a Musical Cat" published in the fall of 2007 by Paradigm Publishers.

A pioneer player of jazz French horn, he is also a virtuoso on piano, numerous flutes and whistles, percussion, and dozens of folkloric instruments from 25 countries, as well as an inventive, funny improvisational lyricist. He has collaborated with Leonard Bernstein, who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966, Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Odetta, Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, E. G. Marshall, and Tito Puente. One of Amram's most recent works "Giants of the Night" is a flute concerto dedicated to the memory Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac and Dizzy Gillespie, three American artists Amram knew and worked with. It was commissioned and premiered by Sir James Galway.

He is also currently working with author Frank McCourt on a new setting of the Mass, "Missa Manhattan," His two most recent orchestral works are "Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie." commissioned by the Guthrie Foundation, premiered Sept. 29 2007 , and Three Songs: A Concerto for Piano and Orchestra premiered in January of 2009. He was the Democratic National Convention's composer-in-residence in August of 2008 in Denver.

Today, as he has for over fifty years, Amram continues to compose music while traveling the world as a conductor, soloist, bandleader, visiting scholar, and narrator in five languages.

Links to Casey Cyr
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