Laurie Antonioli & Richie Beirach: "Varuna" (Origin) 2015
Produced by Laurie Antonioli
Artistic Consultant: Hans Wendl
Engineered by Kai Mäder (FWL Studios, Leipzig, Germany), David Luke (C-Change Studios, Berkeley, CA) and Dan Feiszli (What's For Kuncg, El Cerrito, CA)
Mastered by Christoph Stickel (Munich, Germany)
Photos: Wanphen Chawarung, Darlene Pearson
Cover Design & Layout: John Bishop
Since returning to her native Bay Area in 2006 from a period of living and working in Europe, vocalist Laurie Antonioli has concentrated her creative energies on her American Dreams band, which backed her on last year's breakthrough Origin Records release Songs of Shadow, Songs of Light. For her new Origin CD, Varuna, Antonioli returns to an important chapter in her musical life by recording intimate sessions with her collaborator of more than 25 years, the esteemed pianist Richie Beirach. The CD, Antonioli's 6th as a leader, was released September 18.