In This Life

SSC1363 2013-10-08

Track List

Nusrat - 5:12
The Meeting (Tana Dery Na) - 4:44
Ants and Other Faithful Beings - 6:12
In Another Life - 8:12
Monkeys of Gokarna Forest - 6:36
While We Are Here (for Elise NeeDell Babcock) - 7:27
Richie's Lament (for Richie Beirach) - 4:18
The Game - 6:57
In A Nutshell - 5:31
Inner Voices - 6:17
Sweet Pain/Nusrat - 5:58


Jamie Baum - flute
Amir Elsaffar - trumpet
Taylor Haskins - trumpet
Doug Yates - alto saxophone, bass clarinet
Chris Komer - french horn
Brad Shepik - guitar
John Escreet - piano, Fender Rhodes
Zachary Lober - bass
Jeff Hirshfield - drums
Samuel Torres - conga
Dan Weiss - tabla

"It may seem counterintuitive that flutist-composer-ensemble leader Jamie Baum, Connecticut-born and a midtown-Manhattan resident, accomplishes her breakthrough to greater recognition and listenership with In This Life, an album inspired by her travels in South Asia and the music of the late Pakistani Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn. But so be it. Jamie Baum's musical imagination and skills are not limited by her origins or circumstances – instead, they are enriched by her experiences.