Tag Archives: Mauro Refosco

On February 21, 2017.

On February 21, 2017, “Domino” label released the self-titled, seventh Dirty Projectors album. It was recorded in 2016, and was produced by Dave Longstreth and Tyondai Braxton.


  • David Longstreth– vocals, beat, guitar, rhodes, synths, piano, string arrangement, bass, wurlitzer, organ, horn arrangement, arp
  • Ryan Beppel – string arrangement
  • Tyondai Braxton– modular synth
  • Lamar “Mars” Edwards– Hammond organ
  • David Ginyard – bass
  • Juliane Gralle – trombone, bass trombone, tuba
  • Clarice Jensen – cello
  • Mike Daniel Johnson – drums
  • Elizabeth Lea – trombone
  • Daniel Luna – guira
  • Rob Moose, Ben Russell – violin
  • Francisco Javier Paredes – bongos
  • Mauro Refosco– percussion, marimba
  • Dawn Richard– vocals
  • Todd Simon – trumpet, euphonium , flugelhorn
  • Nadia Sirota– viola
  • Tracy Wannomae – tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, baritone sax
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • Derek Bergheimer – vocal engineering
  • Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce, Ryan Tuttle – engineering
  • Tyondai Braxton – additional production
  • Sonny DiPerri – drum and percussion engineering, mixing , additional engineering
  • Jimmy Douglass– mixing, additional vocals engineering
  • David Longstreth – mixing
  • David Tolomei – additional mixing
  • Jamie Walters – string quartet engineering

Track listing:

  1. Keep Your Name – David Longstreth
  2. Death Spiral – David Longstreth
  3. Up in Hudson – David Longstreth, Ewan MacColl
  4. Work Together – David Longstreth
  5. Little Bubble – David Longstreth, Teresa Eggers
  6. Winner Take Nothing – David Longstreth
  7. Ascent Through Clouds – David Longstreth
  8. Cool Your Heart – David Longstreth, Solange Knowles
  9. I See You – David Longstreth



On September 10, 2012.

On September 10, 2012, “4AD” label released “Love This Giant”, studio album by David Byrne and St. Vincent. It was recorded 2009 – 2012, at “Water Music Studio” in Hoboken, New Jersey, and “Patrick Dillett’s Studio” in New York City, and was produced by David Byrne, Annie Clark, John Congleton, and Patrick Dillett.


  • David Byrne- guitar,  vocals,  percussion programming; Omnichord
  • Vincent– guitar, vocals, production; synth bass; piano
  • Jacquelyn Adams, Eric Davis, Lawrence Di Bello, Rachel Drehmann, J. Kelly, Chris Komer – French horn
  • Randy Andos – tuba
  • Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
  • Stuart D. Bogie, Ron Blake, Martín Perna, Cochemea Gastelum , Jack Bashkow, Stan Harriison, Bob Magnuson, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Elson, Alex Foster, Patrick Milando, Jonathan Powell, Tom Timko – saxophone
  • Jordan McLean, Josh Frank, Earl Gardner, Mike Gurfield, Ravi Best, David Guy, Dominic Derasse, Gareth Flowers, Kelly Pratt– trumpet
  • Jeff Caswell – bass trombone
  • John Congleton– drum programming; synth
  • The Dap-Kings
  • Kenneth Finn, Tom Hutchinson– euphonium
  • Paul Frazier – bass guitar
  • William Lang, Aaron Johnson, Ryan Keberle, Brian Mahany, Ozzie Melendez, Mike Seltzer, Steve Turre, Michael Williams– trombone
  • Anthony LaMarca– drums
  • Lenny Pickett– saxophone, brass arrangement
  • Mauro Refosco– snare drum, timpani
  • Marcus Rojas, Kyle Turner, Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Evan Smith – clarinet, flute
  • Jon Altschuler – engineering
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett– mixing, drum programming
  • Tony Finno, Ken Thompson – brass arrangements
  • Yuki Takahashi – engineering
  • Gabe Bartalos – prosthetics
  • Richard Burbridge – cover photo
  • Catalina Kulczar, Juan Marin, LeeAnn Rossi – art
  • Steve Powers – type design
  • Noah Wall – package design, art

Track listing:

All tracks by David Byrne and Annie Clark, except where noted

  1. Who
  2. Weekend in the Dust
  3. Dinner for Two
  4. Ice Age – Annie Clark
  5. I Am an Ape
  6. The Forest Awakes – David Byrne, Annie Clark, Walt Whitman
  7. I Should Watch TV
  8. Lazarus
  9. Optimist
  10. Lightning
  11. The One Who Broke Your Heart
  12. Outside of Space & Time – David Byrne


On July 19, 2011.

On July 19, 2011, “Idlewild” label released “Join Us”, the eleventh They Might Be Giants studio album. It was recorded 2010 – 2011, and was produced by Pat Dillett, John Linnell, John Flansburgh, Dan Miller, Danny Weinhauf and Marty Beller.


  • John Linnell– lead vocals, backup vocals, keyboards, bass clarinet,  accordion, saxophones, programming
  • John Flansburgh– lead vocals, backup vocals, guitar, programming
  • Dan Miller– lead guitar, keyboards
  • Danny Weinkauf– bass, keyboards
  • Marty Beller– drums, percussion
  • Stan Harrison– horn arrangement; saxophones; bass flute
  • Curt Ramm – trumpet
  • Dan Levine – trombone
  • Mauro Refosco– percussion
  • David Driver – lead vocal
  • Michael Cerveris– lead vocal
  • Pat Dillett – engineer
  • Jon Altschuler – engineer
  • Greg Thompson – engineer
  • UE Nastasi – mastering
  • Paul Sahre – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by John Linnell, John Flansburgh, Dan Miller, Danny Weinhauf and Marty Beller.

  1. Can’t Keep Johnny Down
  2. You Probably Get That a Lot
  3. Old Pine Box
  4. Canajoharie
  5. Cloisonné
  6. Let Your Hair Hang Down
  7. Celebration
  8. In Fact
  9. When Will You Die
  10. Protagonist
  11. Judy Is Your Viet Nam
  12. Never Knew Love
  13. The Lady and the Tiger
  14. Spoiler Alert
  15. Dog Walker
  16. 2082
  17. Three Might Be Duende
  18. You Don’t Like Me


On June 17, 2016.

On June 17, 2016, “Warner Bros” label released “The Getaway”, the eleventh Red Hot Chili Peppers studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, at the “The Sound Factory” in Hollywood, and was produced by Danger Mouse.The album cover was a painting by Kevin Peterson. The album was certified Platinum in Hungary by “MAHASZ” and in Poland by “ZPAV”.


  • Anthony Kiedis– lead vocals
  • Josh Klinghoffer– guitars, backing vocals, bass, piano
  • Flea– bass, piano, trumpet
  • Chad Smith– drums, percussion
  • Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton– mellotron, organ, synthesizers
  • Elton John– piano
  • Mauro Refosco– percussion
  • Anna Waronker– backing vocals
  • Beverley Chitwood – vocal
  • Daniele Luppi– string arrangements, conduction
  • Jeremy Levy – score preparation
  • Chris Tedesco – string quartet contractor
  • Peter Kent – 1st violin
  • Sharon Jackson – 2nd violin
  • Briana Bandy – viola
  • Armen Ksajikian – cello
  • SJ Hasman – vocal choir contractor, choir
  • Choir – Beverley Chitwood, Alexx Daye, David Loucks, Kennya Ramsey, Matthew Selby, Loren Smith, Gregory Whipple
  • Nigel Godrich– mixing engineer, additional programming
  • Stephen Marcussen– mastering
  • John Armstrong – mix assistant
  • Samuel Petts-Davies – mix engineering
  • Kennie Takahasi – recording
  • Kevin Peterson – cover artwork
  • Alex Tenta – design, layout
  • Steve Keros – photos
  • Todd Monfalcone – assistant engineer
  • Chris Warren, Greg Fidelman, Andrew Scheps – pre-production engineers

Track listing:

  1. The Gateway – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Brian Burton
  2. Dark Necessities – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Brian Burton
  3. We Turn Red – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Brian Burton
  4. The Longest Wave – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  5. Goodbye Angels – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  6. Sick Love – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Elton John, Bernie Taupin
  7. Go Robot – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  8. Feasting on the Flowers – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Brian Burton
  9. Detroit – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  10. This Ticonderoga – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  11. Encore – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith
  12. The Hunter – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith, Brian Burton
  13. Dreams of Samurai – Anthony Kiedis, Flea, Josh Klinghoffer, Chad Smith


On January 11, 2010.


On January 11, 2010, “XL Recordings” label released “Contra”, the second Vampire Weekend album. It was recorded in 2009, and was produced by Rostam Batmanglij.


  • Ezra Koenig – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard, piano, programming
  • Rostam Batmanglij– piano; background vocals; vocal harmonies; keyboards; harpsichord; VSS-30; drum; synth; sampler programming; lead vocals; guitar,  shakers; hand drum; snares, mixer, audio engineer
  • Christopher Tomson– drums
  • Chris Baio– bass; background vocals; additional synth
  • Mauro Refosco– marimbas, rebolo, zabumba, shekere, shakers, auxiliary percussion
  • Marcus Farrar – shekere, auxiliary percussion
  • Libby Gery – background vocals
  • Anne Donlon – background vocals
  • Nat Baldwin– double bass
  • Jonathan Chu – violin, viola
  • Hamilton Berry – cello
  • Seth Rosenfeld – cello
  • Jesse Novak – additional instrumentation
  • Jeff Curtin – hand drums, shakers
  • Shane Stoneback – shaker, mixing assistant, audio engineer
  • Justin Gerrish – mixer
  • Fernando Lodeiro – engineering assistant
  • Tito Fuentes – audio engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ezra Koenig except where noted; all music Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Christopher Tomson, Chris Baio and Mauro Refosco, by except where noted.

  1. Horchata
  2. White Sky
  3. Holiday
  4. California English
  5. Taxi Cab – music: Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  6. Run
  7. Cousins
  8. Giving Up the Gun
  9. Diplomat’s Son – Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij
  10. I Think Ur a Contra – music: Ezra Koenig,Rostam Batmanglij

On August 18, 2008.


On August 18, 2008, “Todo Mundo” label released “Everything That Happens Will Happen Today”, the second album made in collaboration between  David  Byrne and Brian Eno. It was recorded by Brian Eno in his London home studio through 2006, finished by David Byrne and Leo Abrahams in their New  York  City and London home studios through 2008; additional instrumentation recorded at “Cafe Music Studios” and “Harder Sound” in New York City. The physical releases of the album came with graphics and packaging designed by  Stefan  Sagmeister, with Richard The, Joe Shouldice, and Jared Stone; illustration by Stephan Walter; and production by Gamil Design. At the 51st “Annual Grammy Awards” in February 2009, Stefan Sagmeister won the award for “Best Recording Package”


  • Leo Abrahams– guitars, percussion, piano, hurdy-gurdy, bass  guitar, Dubreq Stylophone, programming, glockenspiel
  • David Byrne– vocals, guitars
  • Brian Eno– bass guitar, vocals, backing vocals,  electric drums,  Kaoss Pad, keyboards, guitars, , brass, backing vocals, traps, keyboards
  • Seb Rochford– live drums
  • Steve Jones– guitars
  • Tim Harries– bass
  • Phil Manzanera– guitar
  • Barry Danielian – brass
  • Dan Levine – brass and arrangement
  • Dave Mann – brass
  • Paul Shapiro– brass
  • Mauro Refosco– murky pandeiro, cricket shaker, reco reco, peddler’s rattle bongo, conga, tambourine, zabumba, cahon, tamborim, shaker
  • Robert Wyatt– frame drum
  • Jarvis Cocker– guitar
  • Melanie Hall QC – backing vocals
  • Darla Eno – vocals
  • Irial Eno – vocals
  • Greg Calbi– mastering
  • Patrick Dillett – mixing, live brass and percussion recording
  • Robert Harder – live drum recording
  • Cherif Hashizume – live drum recording
  • Sagmeister, Inc.– design
  • Stephan Walter – illustration

Track listing:

All lyrics written by David Byrne; all music by Byrne (vocals) and Brian Eno (instrumentation), except “Strange Overtones” co-written byLeo Abrahams.

  1. Home
  2. My Big Nurse
  3. I Feel My Stuff
  4. Everything That Happens
  5. Life Is Long
  6. The River
  7. Strange Overtones
  8. Wanted for Life
  9. One Fine Day
  10. Poor Boy
  11. The Lighthouse


On March 16, 2004.


David Byrne Grown Backwards

On March 16, 2004, “Nonesuch” label released “Grown Backwards”, the sixth David Byrne album. It was recorded in 2003, at  “Kampo Studios”, “Loveshack Studio”, “Avatar”, “Skyline”, “RPM Studio”, “Sound on Sound” in New York, “Tequila Mockingbird” in Austin, “CaVa Sound Workshops” in Glasgow, “Cheeba Central” in London, and was produced by David Byrne and Patrick Dillett.


  • David Byrne –vocals, nylon-string guitar, electric guitar, dobro. Rhodes, programming
  • David Hilliard– hi-hat
  • Mauro Refosco– marimba, percussion
  • Jane Scarpantoni– cello
  • Elaine Barber– harp
  • Paul Frazier– bass guitar
  • Mike Maddox– accordion
  • Freddie Mendoza– trombone, euphonium
  • John Mills– clarinet, bass clarinet, flute
  • The Tosca Strings:
  • Ames Asbell– viola
  • Jamie Desautels– violin
  • Douglas Harvey –cello
  • Leigh Mahoney– violin
  • Sara Nelson– cello
  • Tracy Seeger– violin
  • Stephen Barber– prepared piano
  • Tom Burritt– marimba, tympani
  • Pamelia Kurstin– theremin
  • Rufus Wainwright– vocals
  • Ray Anderson– trombone
  • Alex Foster– tenor saxophone
  • Earl Gardner– trumpet
  • Vincent Herring– alto saxophone
  • Karen Mantler– organ
  • Keith O’Quinn– trombone
  • Bob Routch– French horn
  • Gary Smulyan– baritone saxophone
  • Lew Soloff– trumpet
  • Bob Stewart– tuba
  • Steve Swallow– bass guitar
  • Lisa Aferiat– violin
  • Georgia Boyd– viola
  • Barry Burns– spacey guitar, Rhodes
  • Donald Gillan– cello
  • Robert Irvine– cello
  • Greg Lawson– violin
  • Una McGlone– bass
  • Johnny Quinn– drum kit
  • Fiona Stephen– violin
  • Joe Cooper– percussion
  • Paul Godfrey– sequencing
  • Ross Godfrey– keyboards
  • Andy Waterworth– bass guitar
  • Jon Blondell– trombone
  • Steve Williams– drum kit
  • Jon Spurney – keyboards
  • Kenny Wollesen– drum kit
  • Jon Blondell – trombone
  • Kenny Wollesen – drum kit
  • Alan Ford– vacuum cleaner
  • Pamelia Kurstin –theremin
  • David Creswell– viola
  • Katherine Fong– violin
  • Soo Hyun Kwon– violin
  • Dawn Hannay– viola
  • Philip Myers– French horn
  • Mark Nuccio– clarinet
  • Sandra Park– violin
  • John Patitucci– bass guitar
  • Alan Stepansky– cellos
  • Jeremy Turner– cellos
  • Jon Vercesi– Rhodes
  • Shelly Woodworth– oboe, English horn
  • Sharon Yamada– violin
  • Patrick Dillett– background vocals

Track listing,

All tracks by David Byrne, except where noted.

  1. Glass, Concrete & Stone
  2. The Man Who Loved Beer – Donald Charles Book, Kurt Wagner
  3. Au fond du Temple Saint Georges Bizet,Eugène Cormon, Michel Carré
  4. Empire
  5. Tiny Apocalypse
  6. She Only Sleeps
  7. Dialog Box
  8. The Other Side of this Life
  9. Why
  10. Pirates
  11. Civilization
  12. Astronaut
  13. Glad
  14. Un Dì, Felice, Eterea – Giuseppe Verdi
  15. Lazy – David Byrne/X-Press 2