Louis Rosen – Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Nylon String Guitar, Arrangements and Orchestrations
Dick Sarpola – Acoustic and Electric Bass
Gary Seligson – Drums
Max Moston – Violin
Anja Wood – Cello
Susan Rotholz – Flute
Andrew Sterman – Clarinet and Bass Clarinet
C. J. Camerieri – Trumpet
Bruce Williamson – Alto and Tenor Sax
Zohar Schondorf – French Horn
David Mansfield – Acoustic Lead Guitar (Tracks 5, 9, 11)
Produced by Louis Rosen and Scott Lehrer
Recording and Mixing Engineer: Scott Lehrer
Mastering Engineer: Oscar Zambrano
Art Direction & Design: Derek Bishop
Cover Photo: Charlotte Maier
To Joan, Scott, Oscar, Derek, Charlotte, Dick, Gary, Max, Anja, Susan, Andrew, C. J., Bruce, Zohar, David, Thom (for reading along the way), Jay and Teddy (for listening along the way), Jeremy, Alix, Raul and Scott Y. (for writing along the way), and to all who keep listening – THANK YOU.
All Songs © 2023 by Louis Rosen/Lullwater Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.
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Allow me to announce a new album, my 12th on Di-tone Records. The title: LOVE AND ASHES – the subject, well… love and ashes, or a particular perspective on living from a “seasoned” songwriter offered through eleven new songs, with music that walks further down the road that my music has been traveling for a long while: the synthesis of folk, jazz and popular styles filtered through a chamber music-inspired arranging lens, splendidly played by a first-class crew of musicians and brilliantly engineered and co-produced by my colleague of almost 35 years, the Grammy and Tony and Award winning Scott Lehrer.
Accepting my natural bias, LOVE AND ASHES is my best song album yet. I think it speaks both from and to today. As a line from the title song suggests, "The beauty of life and the heartbreak of living are one." I hope you’re interested in listening.