by Mai Leisz

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Steve Lawson Have been a fan of Mai's playing and writing for ages, and Metamorphosis is another killer record. The richness of the writing and production here has echoes of Weather Report and even Dave Grusin - an incredible harmonic and melodic palette, and a team of amazing musicians capable of doing those compositions justice. And Mai's fretless tone is outstanding. you need this record :) Favorite track: Gregory (feat. Bill Frisell).
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released April 23, 2019

Björn Arkö – tenor & soprano saxophone
Simon Berggren – piano
Calle Stålenbring – guitar
Mai Leisz – electric bass & fretless bass, background vocals (4)
Jonathan Lundberg – drums & percussion
David Crosby – vocals (4)
Bill Frisell – guitar (5)
Greg Leisz – lap steel guitar, 12-string guitar, background vocals (4), pedal steel guitar (1,8), acoustic guitar (8)
Charles Lloyd – tenor saxophone (6)

Produced by Mai Leisz & Greg Leisz
Engineered & Mixed by Jim Scott
Additional engineering by Craig Parker Adams, Chris Pelonis, Kevin Smith, Kevin Dean, Benjamin Knapp
Mastered by Thomas Eberger / Stockholm Mastering
Album cover photo by Anna Webber
Album art by Katie Watersell
Booklet photos by Alan Kozlowski, Greg Leisz, Anna Webber, Dorothy Darr

Recorded at Groove Masters Studio in Santa Monica, CA.
“Gregory” recorded at Flux Studios in Manhattan, NY by Fab Dupont.
David Crosby vocals recorded at Beyond The Rabbit Hole in Gaviota, CA by Chris Pelonis.
Charles Lloyd recorded at Santa Barbara Sound Design in Santa Barbara, CA by Dom Camardella.
Mixed at Plyrz Studios in Santa Clarita, CA.

All songs by Mai Leisz (Islandland Music BMI administered by BMG), except “Here It’s Almost Sunset” by David Crosby & Mai Leisz (Stay Straight Music administered by BMG Music Publishing/Capsong BMI administered by BMG), “Metamorphosis” by Mai Leisz & Greg Leisz (Islandland Music BMI administered by BMG/Capsong BMI administered by BMG), “Palos Verdes Blue” by Mai Leisz, Björn Arkö, Calle Stålenbring, Simon Berggren & Jonathan Lundberg (Islandland Music BMI administered by BMG).

Charles Lloyd & Bill Frisell appear in courtesy of Blue Note Records. * C&P Mai Leisz


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Mai Leisz Los Angeles, California

Mai Leisz (pronounced Lease) is an Estonian bass player & composer living in Los Angeles, CA. She is mostly known for her work with the two time member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - David Crosby from The Byrds & Crosby, Stills & Nash, and her own jazz-fusion group MaiGroup. ... more

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