Jai Uttal & Amy LaDeroute
Daniel Barber, Amy LaDeroute &
October 2009 - We enjoyed a devotional time at Jai Utal's concert in Asheville. It was great seeing so many friends.
Dada Ananda Krsnananda and Ken
Amy and Didi Ananda Ragamaya
June 2008 - It's such a blessing to have Ananda Marga Yoga Foundation next door to where we live. Many brothers and sisters come from all over
the world. Many thanks to Didi Ananda Usa.
May 20, 2008 Press Release
Soul Affirmation Recording Project News
After tweaking, mixing and mastering, "Soul Affirmation" Music For Better Outcomes is in the can. Now we're
releasing it to the world!
We are submiting the record to online radio, distribution outlets, newpapers and magazines for reviews.
We are in the process of hitting many aspects in our marketing plan and getting ready to plan a tour schedule and release
Affirmation Music Production
Kit Walker is a keyboardist and composer best known for his two Windham Hill Jazz releases "Dancing on the Edge of the World" and "Fire in the
Lake" which both received international top ten airplay and critical acclaim. Kit has also toured the world and recorded with Kitaro, has
recorded and composed music for Steve Smith's "Vital Information" as well as on Journey guitarist Neal Schon's album "Electric World." He is the
keyboardist with Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra, appearing on their latest two albums "Shiva Station" and the Grammy nominated "Mondo
Rama." More recently, Kit has turned to producing, including the two best-selling albums of the devotional singer Deva Premal "Love is Space" and
"Embrace", as well as his own world/jazz release "Freehouse." He also currently works with the Brazilian world jazz percussion master Airto
Moreira and his wife vocalist Flora Purim. Kit, thanks for you fabulous keyboard work, loop production and arrangements and production for our
Soul Affirmation music CD.
Ben Leinbach is a producer,engineer,composer,and multli-instrumentalist. He has been making records with Jai Uttal for over a
decade. His production and engineering work spans the musical spectrum form world music to rap,from pop to salsa. He also is a gigging jazz
and rock drummer. Ben has worked with a vast array of artists, including rapper E-40, percussion greats Pops and Pete Escovedo, film composer
Lawrence Rosenthal, world music artist Jai Uttal, and steel pan maestro, Andy Narell. Ben mixed and mastered our Soul Affirmation music
CD project and we're thankful for his great help and friendship.
Affirmation Music Tracking And Recording
Our good friend Carlos Fernandez came in from Knoxville, TN today and recorded bongos, congas and percussion on several of the tracks. Carlos is
a brilliant musician and is one of the hardest-working and dedicated musicians on the planet. He has just recorded and produced an amazing jazz
album called "East Coast Standards Time."
Duncan Wickel recorded violin for three songs. Duncan has extreme command over his instrument. He has a great career ahead of him.
We wish him all the success in the world.
We finished composing and multi-tracking for "Baba Nam Kevalam", in honor of our friends from the Ananda Marga Yoga Foundation. Many devotees came to the studio to record the final choral parts for the song, singing their
mantra: "love is all there is." Thanks to all our dear friends in the Ananda Marga organization, and to Manuel Keil, our young voice at the
end of the song.
Tom Shirah plays on "It Comes From Me."
Our friend and band mate, Tom Shirah passed away in October 2006. Before his passing, I managed to get him in the studio to record his
horn part for "It Comes From Me." His purity and sweetness lives on in our record. We miss him greatly.
Richard Shulman on the Steinway grand recording parts for "I Come From a Place of Love," and "I Choose Forgiveness." Richard is a world-class
keyboardist and composer that creates music intended as a positive influence for himself, audiences, and society. He has several highly-acclaimed
CDs and DVDs that are available on his web site: www.richheartmusic.com. Thanks for your fine piano
playing and great spirit on our Soul Affirmation music project.
Amy LaDéroute tracking vocals at Chris Rosser's Studio, Asheville, NC. Chris played dotar on "Om Namah Shivia" and is a masterful engineer, musician, great
songwriter and just plain real nice guy.
Elsbeth Van Tongeren and Ken going over cello parts for "I Choose Forgiveness"
" I AM in this moment now and this is all I have."