Songs of Life & Death

Cirrus Collective

recorded april 30, 2021
alphabet city, pittsburgh, pa
available on-demand through June 30, 2021
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Yang Jin (China), featured artist
  • 春江花月夜 “Moonlit Night over Spring River” (traditional Chinese) pipa & piano
  • 十面埋伏 “Ambush from all sides” (traditional Chinese) pipa & percussion
  • Theme from Schindler’s List (John Williams) pipa, guitar, piano, bass
Hugo Cruz (Cuba), featured artist
  • Latin Morning (Cruz) guitar, piano, bass, percussion
  • First Song (Charlie Haden) guitar, bass
From Zambia: Matthew Tembo (Zambia), featured artist
  • “Mpala Mamba” [Cleanse Me]
  • “Mwenikana” [You Refused Me]
  • “Konkha” [Follow]
Alejandro Pinzon (Mexico), featured artist
  • La Ultima Curda (Anibal Troilo) piano, bandoneon
  • Milonga del Angel (Astor Piazzolla) violin, guitar, piano, bandoneon, bass, percussion
  • Freedom Dance (Lionel Loueke) guitar, piano, bass, percussion
  • Libertango (Astor Piazzolla) tutti!