Ensembles – Album


Ensembles
Eclectic collection of 12 new works from alternative composer Craig Pallett. Featuring 27 musicians from New York City, Los Angeles, Vermont and Sydney Australia. A soulful celebration of the wheel of life.
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Credits
All music composed by Craig Pallett
Wide Awake composed by Craig Pallett and David Crigger
All music published by Affinity Systems, Inc. (BMI)
Executive Producer – Craig Pallett
Producers – Don DiNicola, David Crigger, Steve Addabbo, Andy West.
Mastered by Don DiNicola

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Steve Bartek – Guitars
David Crigger – Drums, Percussion, Electronics
Andy West – Bass
Jennifer Choi – Violin
Jay Anderson – Acoustic Bass
Fung Chern Hwei – Violin
Leon Gaer – Bass
Mary Rowell – Violin
Stephen Gosling – Acoustic Piano
David Cossin – Marimba, Drums, Shakers

 

 

 

 

 

Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin – Viola
Wendy Law – Cello
Ken Thomson – Soprano Sax
Alan Kaplan – Trombone
Yves Dharamraj – Cello
Peter Hess – Alto Sax
Katie Kresek – Viola
Steve Kaplan – Acoustic Piano
Alex Hamlin – Baritone Sax
Ronnie Gutierrez – Hand Drums, Percussion
Ed RosenBerg III – Tenor Sax
Craig Pallett – Trumpet, Keyboards, Electronics

 

 

 

 

 

Don DiNicola – Production / Mixing
Steve Addabbo – Engineering / Mixing
David Crigger – Engineering / Mixing
Andy West – Mixing
Reed Robins – Engineering
Colin J. McCaffrey – Engineering
Keith Rigling – Engineering
Carlos Flood – Engineering
Christopher Bartek – Engineering
Robert Cooper – Engineering associate
Craig Pallett – Cover Image Calligraphy
Chris Demers – Design and Packaging

 

 

 

 

Studios
Shelter Island Sound, New York, NY
Dubway Studios, New York, NY
Henry Rutgers Studios, New York, NY
MacIntyre Music Recording, New York, NY
Affinity Studios, Vermont
Carousel – Recorded live February 11, 2015 at Vermont College of Fine Arts

Track Credits

Animal Spirits

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Mary Rowell–Violin
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin–Viola
Wendy Law–Cello
David Cossin–Marimba
Keith Rigling–Engineer
Robert Cooper–Engineer
Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York, NY
Henry Rutgers Studios, New York, NY

Deer Dance

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Mary Rowell–Violin
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Lev ‘Ljova’ Zhurbin–Viola
Wendy Law–Cello
David Cossin–Marimba
David Crigger–Field Drum, Electronics, Engineer
Jay Anderson–Acoustic Bass, Engineer
Keith Rigling–Engineer
Robert Cooper–Engineer
Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York, NY
Henry Rutgers Studios, New York, NY

True Freedom

Produced by Craig Pallett and Andy West
Mixed by Andy West
Craig Pallett–Keyboards, Programming
Alan Kaplan–Trombone
Steve Bartek–Acoustic, Ebow & Electric Guitars
Andy West–Bass
David Cossin–Drum Set, Shakers
Ronnie Gutierrez–Hand Drums, Percussion
Carlos Flood–Engineer
Christopher Bartek–Engineer

Heart Strings

Produced by Craig Pallett and Steve Addabbo
Mixed by Steve Addabbo
Mary Rowell–Violin
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Katie Kresek–Viola
Wendy Law–Cello
Steve Addabbo–Engineer
Recorded at Shelter Island Sound, New York, NY

Wide Awake

Produced by David Crigger and Craig Pallett
Mixed by David Crigger
Fung Chern Hwei–Violins
Steve Bartek–Guitars
Leon Gaer–Bass, Piccolo Bass
Steve Kaplan–Acoustic Piano
Craig Pallett–Keyboards, Tibetan Bowls, String and Horn Programming/Arrangement
David Crigger–Live Drums, Electronic Drums, Programming, Arrangement, Engineer
Violin Recorded at MacIntyre Music Recording, NYC
Reed Robins–Engineer

Fado Portugal

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Yves Dharamraj–Cello
Stephen Gosling–Piano
Reed Robins–Engineer
Recorded at MacIntyre Music Recording, NYC

Carousel – Wheel of Life / Wheel of Fortune

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola & Craig Pallett
Ken Thomson–Soprano Sax
Peter Hess–Alto Sax
Ed RosenBerg III–Tenor Sax
Alex Hamlin–Baritone Sax
Colin McCaffrey–Live Recording Engineer
John Mallia–Sound Advice
Recorded live February 11, 2015 at Vermont College of Fine Arts

Grace of Your Love

Produced by Craig Pallett and Steve Addabbo
Mixed by Steve Addabbo
Mary Rowell–Violin
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Katie Kresek–Viola
Wendy Law–Cello
Steve Addabbo–Engineer
Recorded at Shelter Island Sound, New York, NY

March Absurdo

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Yves Dharamraj–Cello
Stephen Gosling–Piano
Reed Robins–Engineer
Recorded at MacIntyre Music Recording, NYC

Signals 0 1

Produced by Craig Pallett
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Craig Pallett–Electronics, Programming, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Engineering
Recorded at Affinity Studios Vermont

Finale Grande

Produced by Craig Pallett and Don DiNicola
Mixed by Don DiNicola
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Yves Dharamraj–Cello
Stephen Gosling–Piano
Reed Robins–Engineer
Recorded at MacIntyre Music Recording, NYC

Mi corazón añora

Produced by Craig Pallett and Steve Addabbo
Mixed by Steve Addabbo
Mary Rowell–Violin
Jennifer Choi–Violin
Katie Kresek–Viola
Wendy Law–Cello
Steve Addabbo–Engineer
Recorded at Shelter Island Sound, New York, NY

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Warren Kenton – Jan 8 1933 – Sep 21 2020

My Spiritual teacher/mentor/advisor and friend, for the last 20 years, Warren Kenton, died this Monday September 21st at the age of 87 in London. He is more widely known as ‘Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi’ and is the author of 14 or more books on Kabbalah. I am so fortunate to have had his guidance at this stage of my life. He was the real deal.

Warren on a bench at Hawkwood College

I met Warren for the first time at the Open Center in NYC, in 2001. Chris had known him for years and invited me to a talk. What I remember from the encounter is, I simply told him I was a Buddhist, and asked him if I could study Kabbalah with him. Before this meeting, I actually didn’t have a clue as to what Kabbalah is. This was the beginning of many adventures to London and the UK.

Chris and I would regularly attend his Kabbalistic Summer School, held yearly in the English countryside at Hawkwood College in the Cotswolds, and would normally visit him at his London home each time we were in the UK. We had just purchased a new Pro Sony video camera, and we started taping his talks, maybe one or two each summer, all the while attending these talks as participants. We also taped other talks, in Boston, Vermont and Mexico. In 2010 Warren gave us permission to tape the entire summer school. By that time we were using 2 cameras and a Zoom mic. Warren would normally give 15-16 lectures over a 5 day period. This ended up being a massive task, since we were also attending, and the end result was over 50 hours of recordings. This was edited by us in 2011 and I created an online subscription site to view this video content. It is still online at http://kabbalahsocietyvideo.com/ We also started interviewing Warren in his London house, and many of his students and other events until 2013. We are currently working on a documentary about him.

Warren Kenton at Hawkwood

Until recently, for the last 14 years, I have been the webmaster and programmer for his organizations web site Kabbalah Society International . Chris and I also formatted and created all 15 of the Kindle editions of his work at Amazon . So between editing videos, formatting electronic versions of his book, and actually attending lectures, I probably know more about Kabbalah than I did 20 years ago.

I am going to miss Warren a lot on a physical level, but I’m sure he was ready for his next adventure. Much love to his wife Rebekah, and all his other students. I look forward to continuing to edit this new film about him, which will be a constant reminder of his teachings.

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