Two weeks ago Sohrab had a come together with the new member, George Crotty(cello and electronics) and a senior member,Alejandro Castellano (electric guitar) who is on several tracks of theNu World Trash CD. George is from Canada who graduated from Boston’s Berklee School of Music last year; and Alejandro is from Columbia who’s continuing his study of music at the same school and has become a multi-instrumentalist adding the oud and ney to his guitar. He also enjoys painting.
Here is a short video of SoSaLa rehearsing with George for the first time at dobro player David Belmont’s flat joined by Kaveh Haghtalab on kemancheh and Sohrab on soprano sax. The song they play is the beginning of a new song composed by Sohrab.
George Crotty will add some fresh Canadian air to the SoSaLa ambience
Yesterday a young Canadian cellist George Crotty joined SoSaLa. He’s the 2nd cellist from Boston’s Berklee School joining my collective music project. The other cellist is Naseem Alatrash.
Yesterday we jammed in his apartment in Bushwick. I loved the sound of his cello. Thanks Alejandro Castellano for bringing us together!!!!
In-between the jam we talked about musician rights and issues and of course also about Musicians For Musicians, Inc – MFM. He agreed that music and business go hand in hand. In a second he decided to join MFM and wants to advocate #MakingMusicIsAProfession in his home town Toronto.
More about him here: www.georgecrotty.com
About George Crotty
George Crotty is a crossover cellist from Toronto, Canada. He retraces his family lineage to both Irish fiddlers in Co. Clare, and a family of proud Jewish musicians descended from Felix Mendelssohn. A recent graduate of the Berklee College of Music, George aspires to forge a new linguistic path for the cello, integrating elements from Eastern, Celtic, and Jazz traditions. He looks to cello pioneers like Eugene Friesen, Natalie Haas, Mark Summer, and Erik Friedlander for inspiration, among others.