The Songs

This recording was inspired by three rather disparate things: my own reflections about artistic truth; my reading on the struggle for justice and healing in South Africa; and the birth of my son Malcolm, for whom I wanted to provide a document of what I find true and beautiful in this world. I hope the result reflects some small part of the courage, pain, wisdom and humanity that I see around me. Like all people, I am the sum of my experiences. This music is an effort to reconcile my roots, my loves, the wisdom of my teachers, and the contradictions of my life. What resulted has taken the shape of instrumental pieces, vocal songs, and voices from the past that still speak the truth to me.