Via Maris

Via Maris

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Via Maris

Released May 20, 2016

Band Members

Shirley Smart –Cello
Stefanos Tsourelis –Oud
Peter Michaels –Guitar
Maurizio Minardi –Accordion (Tracks 1, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12)
Joe Browne –Saxophones (Tracks 1, 6, 11, 12)
Jake Painter –Trumpet (Tracks 1, 7, 12)
Michele Montolli –Bass ( Tracks 1, 10, 11, 12)
Demi Garcia Sabat – Drums/percussion

Recorded at: SSR Studio, The Rotunda, 4243 Gloucester Cres, London NW1 7DL on June 26th and November 29th 2015
Studio Engineer: Jonathan Espinosa
Edited by: Peter Michaels and Shirley Smart
Mixing: Alex Bonney
Mastering: Peter Beckmann at TechnologyWorks Mastering

About the artist

Melange seamlessly blend music from North Africa, the Middle East and Mediterranean, incorporating elements of jazz improvisation and dynamic arrangements. The group was formed by cellist Shirley Smart on returning to London after 10 years living and working in Jerusalem with several of the different traditions there – Moroccan, Egyptian, Lebanese, Turkish and Persian, as well as jazz.

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