Originally recorded as a live duet with Derek on oud and Javad Butah on tabla by Hussain Jiffry at his studio in Tarzana, CA on 2014-05-02. Brazilian percussion parts were overdubbed by Derek in Goleta, CA on 2014-09-22.
Original composition by Derek Wright. This version adds a C section and a different arrangement from the original duet.
Recorded as a live trio (oud, tabla, soprano saxophone) by Hussain Jiffry at his studio in Tarzana, CA on 2014-05-02.
Composed by Robert Kyle (Kyletone Music - ASCAP) for the CC Project (the trio of Robert, Derek and Javad) for some house concerts at The Alchemy Castle in Hollywood, CA in the spring of 2014.
Recorded as a live trio by Hussain Jiffry at his studio in Tarzana, CA on 2014-05-02.
Original composition by Derek Wright, created in Topanga, CA with David Bergeaud on 2014-01-29.
Recorded as a live trio (oud, tabla, flute) by Hussain Jiffry at his studio in Tarzana, CA on 2014-05-02.
The cümbüş bağlama saz track was recorded by Derek Wright in Seattle, WA on 2014-07-19.
The melody for this track is a traditional Greek song, "Karaguna".
Multi-instrumentalist: oud, saz, Brazilian percussion (maracatú, other rhythms from Pernambuco, various forms of samba), body music, bass, Middle Eastern percussion, and more. 10 years studying North Indian classical music on the oud and voice interwoven with 15 years studying Brazilian music and dance (including 5 trips to Brazil for a total of 1 year of training) have given Derek a unique approach to music, rhythm, dance accompaniment, improvisation, movement, teaching, and life.
Derek is available for performances, dance collaborations, recording sessions, teaching, licensing, live accompaniment (films, plays, classes, etc), acting, and many other creative possibilities. He is also a certified practitioner and instructor of BREEMA (a bodywork method bringing body and mind together in harmony) and incorporates embodied mindfulness into his teaching and playing.