My Heart is Pierced

by Mahadev

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released April 9, 2017

produced by Dave Cipriani with Clinton Patterson
all compositions by Dave Cipriani except Sweet Thing by Van Morrison, © 1968 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
arrangement on Afropilu, Before She Dies & Sweet Thing by Dave Cipriani
horn arrangement on Before She Dies by Clinton Patterson & Vikram Devasthali

Mahadev is:
Dave Cipriani - 7-string classical guitar, Indian Slide Guitar & vocals
Mike Mull: Tenor & Alto saxophone, Bb and Bass clarinets
Dave Tranchina: Upright Bass
Christopher Payne: Cajon, Congas, Drum Set, Shakers, Pots & Pans, Bells, Gong, Bongos
Jamie Papish: Riq, Daf, Buzz Bendir, Triangle, Shakers, Quarkabeb

Greg Zilboorg: Trumpet on Sweet Thing, Afropilu & Burning Sword.
Leonice Shinneman: Tabla on Sweet Thing, Calabash on Boatman
Indradeep Ghosh: - Violin D’amore on Sweet Thing
Neelamjit Dhillon - Tabla on Burning Sword, Alto Saxophone on Afropilu
Robin Sukhadia - Tabla on Afropilu
Chris Votek - Cello on Sweet Thing, Burning Sword
Clinton Patterson - Trumpet on Before She Dies
Vikram Devasthali- Trombone on Before She Dies
Tahir Faridi Qawwal - vocal solo on Burning Sword

Tracks 3 ,5-8 recorded by Chris Votek at Echo Manor, Los Angeles
Tracks 1,2,4 recorded by Andrew Murdock and Jarrod Keith at Hobby Shop Studio West, Los Angeles
extra recording on 2, 5,7,8 done by Clinton Patterson in Los Angeles

all tracks mixed by Andrew Murdock at Hobby Shop Studio West, Los Angeles
mastered by David Schultz, D2 Mastering, Los Angeles

Text on Burning Sword of Wisdom (Invocation) is an excerpt from the “Sadhana of Peaceful Manjushri” translated from the Tibetan by the Dharmashri Translation Group, used by permission of The Venerable Khandro Rinpoche.

Many thanks to all the friends, family & music lovers who contributed financially to the Indiegogo fundraiser! This album would not be possible without your support!

I especially want to thank my partner Emily Fleck for her support and encouragement in finishing this album as we also ushered in our beautiful son Julian into the world. And thanks to Julian for repeatedly asking to “play Daddy Album!” and dancing in his seat every time he got in the car. Pretty smart for not even being 2.- Dave Cipriani, Sept 2016

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Mahadev Los Angeles, California

Started in 2010 by Dave Cipriani, Mahadev finds the connections between music of India, Africa, Eastern Europe, Jazz and more.

Mahadev features Dave Cipriani on Indian Slide Guitar, 7-string classical guitar & vocals, Mike Mull on saxophones & clarinets, Dave Tranchina on bass, Christopher Payne and Jamie Papish on african, middle eastern & latin percussion.
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Track Name: Sweet Thing
And I will stroll the merry way
And jump the hedges first
And I will drink the clear
Clean water for to quench my thirst
And I shall watch the ferry-boats
And they'll get high
On a bluer ocean
Against tomorrow's sky
And I will never grow so old again
And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing
And I shall drive my chariot
Down your streets and cry
Hey, it's me, I'm dynamite
And I don't know why'
And you shall take me strongly
In your arms again
And I will not remember
That I even felt the pain.
We shall walk and talk
In gardens all misty and wet with rain
And I will never, never, never
Grow so old again.

Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
My, my, my, my, my sweet thing
And I will raise my hand up
Into the night time sky
And count the stars
That's shining in your eye
Just to dig it all an' not to wonder
That's just fine
And I'll be satisfied
Not to read in between the lines
And I will walk and talk
In gardens all wet with rain
And I will never, ever, ever, ever
Grow so old again.
Oh sweet thing, sweet thing
Sugar-baby with your champagne eyes
And your saint-like smile