Michael London – Acoustic guitars, vocals and guitar synthesizer
Paul Butler – Sax, clarinet, hang (7, 8, 9, 10)
Jan Alba – Flute (6, 10, 13)
Recorded in 2011
"I love the way that Music can connect us to all that is sacred, joyful and resonant. In the same spirit, Rumi said, “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there…” This CD is an invitation to the higher self, an open place where something else, that’s true and possible, can unfold".
Produced by Michael London, Original Material Copyright 2011
Tracks 6-10 recorded live in concert by Jamey Reilly at the PSALM Salon, Philadelphia, PA. March 6, 2010. All other tracks recorded at Michael London’s home studio.
Guitars on these recordings made by Ralph Bown, Linda Manzer, Franklin and CF Martin.
Mastered at Morningstar Studio, Ambler, PA by Glenn Barratt
Graphic design by Mia Bosna, concert photo by Pat Harmon.
Thank you to the translators of Rumi and their publishers, who have graciously allowed me to adapt these these transcendent words into song. Coleman Barks (1, 2, 7, 8, 15) Kabir Helminski (3), Camille and Kabir Helminski with Nevit Ergin (12), Camille and Kabir Helminski (5). Music and additional lyrics by Michael London.
Thank you to Paul for being a great listener and taking my own playing to another level and to Jan for her beautiful playing and collaboration throughout this project. Thanks to Mia for her gorgeous artwork on the cover and design of this CD. Thanks to Glenn & Jamey for making studio magic! And, thank you to my wife and soul mate Lisa, for her loving support, for introducing me to Rumi, and for challenging me to be my best everyday.