"A bluefly, if it clings to a thoroughbred horse, can travel ten thousand miles…" – Buddhist Proverb
While on tour in support of Sting’s “If On A Winter’s Night” album, , cellist Vincent Segal, bassist Ira Coleman and I found ourselves with a rare day off in NYC. I decided to put the time to good use in the recording studio and called in kamel n'goni player Tim Keiper to collaborate on some of my compositions.
We recorded until the sun came up the next morning, and the rest as they say is history!
That night of recordings built the foundation of the quarter called BlueFly.
The songs in this album traverse time and space, as we expanded upon a treasure trove of musical ideas from across our collective unconscious.
Over the subsequent years, other friends contributed to the recording, helping to flesh out the music…
we tweaked and refined…
They cultivated and harvested…
it’s time for BlueFly to travel ten thousand miles!
Cyro Baptista – Percussion and Vocals
Vincent Segal – Cello
Ira Coleman – Bass
Tim Keiper – Kamel Ngoni, Drum set and Vocals
Produced and Recorded By:
Cyro Baptista, Justin Bias and Cadu Costa
Kevin Breit - mandolin orchestra and guitars (Track 3, 6)
Romero Lubambo - guitar (Track 4)
Cadu Costa - guitars, clarinet and vocals (Track 1, 4, 5)
Brian Marsella - def shahi baaja, flute piano (Track 5, 7)
Leni Stern - vocals (Track 8)
Ikue Mori - laptop (Track 9)
Cabello - percussion (Track 7)
Max Pollack, Ze Mauricio, Chikako Iwahori - surdo (Track 9)
Amir Ziv - drums (Track 9)
Track 11: UNDER THE INFLUENCE participation of : Steve Sandberg, Justin Bias, Marcelo Paganini, Andy Caploe, Franca Landau, Alessandro Ciari, Mark Ari, Gene Torres, Felipe Calderón.
- avant roots