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This album is dedicated to the memory of Jane Hanley and Snehesh Sinha
“Your mind’s your voice for every choice, so the journey goes…”
This describes not only the musical journey of this album, but also the process of making the album.
The music runs the gamut from traditional south Indian to jazz-infused originals to classic Bollywood.
The members of autorickshaw (Suba Sankaran, Ed Hanley, Rich Brown and Debashis Sinha) have had the pleasure of working with world-renowned guest musicians and we chose to continue the tradition by inviting them to join us in the studio - to capture the experience in sound.
After many sleepless nights, long hours in the studio, and inevitable twists in the road, we’re thrilled to present this audio snapshot of the past two years of composition, touring and collaboration.
We hope you enjoy the journey.
Suba and Ed, November 2006
released January 3, 2007
Produced by Ed Hanley & Suba Sankaran
Recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Sound, Toronto
Additional recording by Dylan Bell at FreePlay Studios
Edited by Jeremy Darby, Ed Hanley, Suba Sankaran and Dylan Bell
Mixed by Dylan Bell at FreePlay Studios
Mastered at the E-Room by Peter J. Moore
Photography by Rob Allen
Design by Paul Van Dongen
This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Canada Music Fund and the Music Section of the Canada Council for the Arts.
Tracks 1, 6, 7 and 10 commissioned by Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
This recording was made possible through the assistance of the Ontario Arts Council.
Special thanks to the musicians and collaborators who have helped shape this music in live performance: Rich Brown, Debashis Sinha, Trichy Sankaran, John Gzowski, Kevin Breit, George Koller, Mark McLean, The Hannaford Street Silver Band, Dylan Bell, Patrick Graham, Marc Rogers and Alan Hetherington
Mark McLean plays Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals and sticks and Regal Tip brushes exclusively
Deb Sinha plays frame drums and other great Canadian made percussion by Mountain Rythym www.mountainrythym.com
Rich Brown uses Aguilar Amplification and plays Kenneth Lawrence basses