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Making Memories (2013)

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“Making Memories” is about the enduring quest to create good memories in life. They don’t just happen, but we have to actively do something to ‘make’ them, as they enrich us forever. With music, we are fortunate to experience many uniquely inspired moments with
people, audiences and musicians all over the world. Many of these experiences become unforgettable memories that continue to shape and change us. We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives, as they become invaluable treasures to our heart and soul, making us grow, and remaining with us, always. This CD is also dedicated to the memory of both – Manfred Knoop, brilliant studio engineer, musician, long-time friend and production collaborator – as well as my incomparable teacherCharlie Banacos.

1. Declaration
2. Making Memories
3. Texting while Driving
4. Morning Cadence
5. The Spell
6. The Spiraling Spell
7. Rome
8. Looking Back
9. Conversations

Enja Records

Musicians:
Vana Gierig – piano (all tracks), vocal (5), hand claps (1, 4, 5), add’l percussion (2, 5)
Paquito D’Rivera – clarinet (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7)
Sean Conly – bass (tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7), hand claps (1, 4, 5)
Matthew Parrish – bass (tracks 1, 3, 8, 9)
Marcello Pellitteri – drums (tracks, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9), hand claps (1, 4, 5)
Gene Jackson – drums (track 4)
Vinicius Barros – percussion (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 9), hand claps (1, 4, 5)
Jane Hunt – violin (tracks 2, 4, 7)
Wolfram Koessel – cello (tracks 2, 4, 7)

Produced by Vana Gierig.
All music written and arranged by Vana Gierig.
All music published by (Vana Gierig Music, SESAC).

Recorded live at Bennett Studios.
Additional overdubs recorded at Avenue C Studios.
Mixed at Knoop Studios.
Engineered and mixed by David Kowalski.
Mastered by Gene Paul at G&J Audio.

Cover Photos by: Gildas Boclé