Once people have a chance to hear Smoke & Mirrors: Vanish and after they read Jim’s review in The Absolute Sound, this recording won’t be hidden for long! Creating this second album with Smoke & Mirrors percussion ensemble proved a great musical experience and deepened our friendship with these remarkable musicians. Special thanks to Sel Kardan and Richard Beene of The Colburn School and to Maestro Gerard Schwarz for their support and enthusiasm for Smoke & Mirrors. We recorded this album in two
concert halls. The live orchestra concert of Takemitsu’s ethereal and engaging From Me Flows What You Call Time came first in Ambassador Hall on February 4th, 2012, with Gerard Schwarz conducting. Rachmaninov’s Vespers followed in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School on June 3-5, 2013.