Recordings By Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges

SHALOM ALEICHEM
A collection of Jewish music to be released in 2000

1. Shalom Aleichem (I. and S. Goldfarb) 4:39
2. Shababe (M. Halevy) 2:17
3. Erev Ba (A. Levanon) 3:49
4. Maoz Tsur (trad.)3:05
5. Al Hanisim (trad.) 3:11
6. Laner Velivsamim (A. Medina) 5:30
7. Hine Ma Tov (trad.) 4:11
8. The Happy Nigun (trad.) 3:00
9. Broken Leaves (S. Tapper) 5:47
10. Desert Dance (A. Bridges) 6:09
11. Sabbath Prayer (J. Bock & S. Harnick) 2:31
12. (Theme from) Schindler's List (J. Williams) 3:16
13. Shabbat Shalom (S. Secunda) 4:06
14. Ha'ir B'afor (N. Shemer) 3:45
15. Shiru Ladonai (trad.) 2:31
16. Hallelujah (trad.) 4:25
17. Boruch Elohenu (trad.)/Hatov (Boston)/Oshiro(Y. Calek)/V'haer Enenu
   (S.Carlebach) 5:06
18. Erev Shel Shoshanim (J. Hadar & M. Dor) 4:10

Steve Tapper - flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, soprano recorder, alto recorder, acoustic bass guitar
Audie Bridges - classical guitar, steel-string guitar, twelve-string guitar, electric nylon string guitar, laud, dobro
Renata Bratt - 'cello
Bob Weiner - percussion (dumbek, frame drums, cymbals, tambourine, finger-cymbals,various shakers and bells)

Recorded by Dave Locke, Coleman Rogers, and Drew Townson at Prophet Sound (Stoughton, MA and Boston, MA) 6/97-2/99
Mixed by Dave Locke at Soundworks (Watertown, MA) 2/99-6/99
Mastered by Henk Kooistra and Dave Locke at 9West Mastering (Marlboro, MA)
Cover Painting: Florence Smith
Photography: Marcia Dolgin
Graphic Design: J. Cosloy
Liner Notes: Daniel Gewertz - click to read!
Produced by Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges

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ISLAND DANCE

"A varied collection of original compositions, many of which feature Latin American rhythms"

1. Kids (Steve Tapper) 3:27
2. Sunrise (Steve Tapper) 6:48
3. Blue Pearl (Steve Tapper) 3:15
4. Allesandra Marie (Audie Bridges) 5:36
5. Radiance (Steve Tapper) 3:30
6. Steeplechase (Audie Bridges) 3:00
7. Early Morning Samba (Steve Tapper) 5:41
8. The Chestnut Strut (Audie Bridges) 2:24
9. Song for Sarah (Steve Tapper) 5:48
10. Suite Fraser: (1)Chambre Trois (2) Salida Nocturna (3) Zachary Fraser   (Audie Bridges) 6:12
11. Lullaby for Marie Andre' (William Gilbert) 3:19
12. Kids (Reprise) (Steve Tapper) 0:36

 

Steve Tapper - flute, alto flute, piccolo, electric bass (on Radiance)
Audie Bridges - classical guitar, steel-string guitar, 12-string guitar,
electric guitar
Victor Mendoza - vibes and percussion
Peter Kontrimas - acoustic bass
Bob Stoloff - drums
Peter McArdle - pedal steel

Recorded and mixed by Drew Townson at Newbury Sound (Boston, MA) 4/88-1/89
Mastered by Dr. Toby Mountain at Northeastern Digital Recording (Shrewsbury, MA)
Cover painting: "MacPherson Strut" by Florence Smith
Photography: Susan Wilson
Produced by Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges

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SIMPLE GIFTS

"A musical, portrait of the winter season, which includes original compositions based on winter themes, as well as unique arrangements of familiar seasonal songs"

1. Simple Gifts 2:59
2. Song for Debra (Steve Tapper) 3:44
3. Joy to the World (G.F. Handel) 2:56
4. White Christmas (Irving Berlin) 5:25
5. In the Glow of Winter's Warmth (Audie Bridges) 2:38
6. Hannukah Medley: Maoz Tsur / Oh Hannukah 3:37
7. Natal das Criancas (Bleaucat) 4:44
8. Ice Sculpture (Steve Tapper) 4:24
9. Frosty the Snowman (S. Nelson & J. Rollins) 3:17
10.Jingle Bells (James Pierpont) 4:16
11.December Rose (Audie Bridges) 3:54
12.Simple Gifts (Reprise) 1:36

Steve Tapper - flute, alto flute, piccolo, recorders (sopranino, soprano, alto & tenor)
Audie Bridges - classical guitar, steel-string guitar, 12-string guitar, high-strung guitar, electric guitars (D'Aquisto archtop, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson ES335, Ibanez Artist)
Lynn Nowels - 'cello
Barry Smith - acoustic bass
Mark Snyder - fretted and fretless electric bass
Bob Stoloff - drums and percussion

Recorded and mixed by Drew Townson at Newbury Sound (Boston, MA) 9/90-10/90
Mastered by Henk Kooistra at Sound/Mirror (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Cover art: "Trees of Life and Knowledge" by Beatrice Wool
Produced by Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges

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