Mahadev-My Heart is Pierced

Written by: Dave Cipriani

With the familiar yet exotic Indian slide guitar; haunting African Blues, Qaawali and jazz-funk infused Tibetan Mantra; a mystic Van Morrison song with Indian instruments, and nods to Radiohead, Balkan music and Buena Vista Social Club, My Heart Is Pierced, the second album by Mahadev, breaks the barriers between West and East.

produced by Dave Cipriani with Clinton Patterson
all compositions by Dave Cipriani except Sweet Thing by Van Morrison, © 1968 Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
arrangement on Afropilu, Before She Dies & Sweet Thing by Dave Cipriani
horn arrangement on Before She Dies by Clinton Patterson & Vikram Devasthali

Mahadev is:
Dave Cipriani – 7-string classical guitar, Indian Slide Guitar & vocals
Mike Mull: Tenor & Alto saxophone, Bb and Bass clarinets
Dave Tranchina: Upright Bass
Christopher Payne: Cajon, Congas, Drum Set, Shakers, Pots & Pans, Bells, Gong, Bongos
Jamie Papish: Riq, Daf, Buzz Bendir, Triangle, Shakers, Quarkabeb

Greg Zilboorg: Trumpet on Sweet Thing, Afropilu & Burning Sword.
Leonice Shinneman: Tabla on Sweet Thing, Calabash on Boatman
Indradeep Ghosh: – Violin D’amore on Sweet Thing
Neelamjit Dhillon – Tabla on Burning Sword, Alto Saxophone on Afropilu
Robin Sukhadia – Tabla on Afropilu
Chris Votek – Cello on Sweet Thing, Burning Sword
Clinton Patterson – Trumpet on Before She Dies
Vikram Devasthali- Trombone on Before She Dies
Tahir Faridi Qawwal – vocal solo on Burning Sword

Tracks 3 ,5-8 recorded by Chris Votek at Echo Manor, Los Angeles
Tracks 1,2,4 recorded by Andrew Murdock and Jarrod Keith at Hobby Shop Studio West, Los Angeles
extra recording on 2, 5,7,8 done by Clinton Patterson in Los Angeles

all tracks mixed by Andrew Murdock at Hobby Shop Studio West, Los Angeles
mastered by David Schultz, D2 Mastering, Los Angeles