The Melody of Rhythm

with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer, with Detroit Symphony Leonard Slatkin conducting

Label: E1 Records
(co-produced with Steve Epstein and Edgar and Zakir).

Edgar and I enlisted Zakir to help us write a triple concerto for the Nashville Symphony’s opening of their brand new world class concert hall, the Schermerhorn Center. Zakir was a guy Ed and I both felt we could learn a lot from, and he proved to be all of that, and a wonderful person as well. We composed The Melody of Rhythm Concerto, and also created 6 trio pieces to go with it, to complete the recording, and give us an excuse to play together – whether we got any symphony gigs or not. We ended up doing tons of trio shows, and a few Symphony dates – the last ones in Mubai and Oman.