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The band Topaz was active from the late 90s until around 2005 and featured Andy Laster on saxophone, Stomu Takeishi on electric bass, Satoshi Takeishi on percussion, and me on cello. It was a pleasure re-listening to the excellent playing done on this, our first CD. Produced by Mike Landy who 'discovered' us while walking with his wife in lower Manhattan and past a gig Topaz was playing down on Church Street near Canal. Mike later started his own label named SIAM records and had a vision of how to run a very pro-artist record company but his timing was unfortunately off. It was not a good time for record labels. He closed shop in the early 2000s. Mike was very generous with his time and we made some great music, and I learned a lot about the business as well. Enjoy the track "Verdine," dedicated to the great Earth Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White.


from 2021 Tracks of the Month, track released April 1, 2021


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Erik Friedlander New York, New York

Cellist Erik Friedlander is a prolific solo artist, bandleader and film composer. Having been a sought after studio musician and improviser in New York’s downtown music scene for years, Friedlander has recently become well known for his work scoring film and television. He most recently scored the film "Baby Ruby" by first time director Bess Wohl appearing now on Hulu. ... more

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