My Heart is Pierced

by Mahadev

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Afropilu 07:18
Kimb's Limbs 06:37
Sweet Thing 08:46
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


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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