This is an album I worked on between 2006-2007 in my hometown of Ann Arbor, MI. You'll find here a combination of improvised piano pieces, a song about moving through life, a number of composed instrumental pieces where I experimented with recording myself on various instruments, and two full band pieces. It's a little all over the place, but then again so was I back then!
With respect, love and gratitude for a higher power, the ancestors, my loving and supportive family, friends, lovers, the Ann Arbor community, the West Wing on Jackson Rd, ArborVitae Loft, WCBN FM, University of Michigan music school practice rooms, and all the musicians and others who made this possible, I offer this album. May it bring you beauty and joy!
released April 19, 2007
All songs written, performed and produced by Alex Belhaj
The band on "Tomorrow" and "Randal Song" is:
Alex Belhaj - guitar and piano
Paul Kuzmanovski - electric bass
Kelly Cotter - drums
Christopher Trombley - trumpet
Shaun Williams - clarinet
Atlas Fallen - alto saxophone
Michael Lipson - tenor saxophone
John Bowman - baritone saxophone
Alex Sergay - sound engineer for "Tomorrow" and "Randal Song"
Ian Bost - sound engineer for "Fire Light"
Graham Hannah - wrote and performed guitar part on "Silent Doorknobs"