Eve Cornelious is an extraordinary vocalist. I always wanted to do a duo recording with her so one and a half days in the summer of 2017 we did an eleven tune duo recording with no rehearsal or arrangements. Totally impromptu. I really like these two tracks and I am sharing them for a limited time. The whole album is on applemusic, amazon and all the digital distros if you want to hear the rest of it.
Composer – Thomas Chapin Produced, arranged and played by – Saul Zebulon Rubin
On Dec. 15 my dear friend Terri Castillo Chapin passed away after a battle with cancer. She was the wife and soulmate of the late Thomas Chapin. Her mission since Thomas passed (at age 40 from leukemia over 20 years ago) was to promote his music and share it with the world. Her dedication to this cause was inspiring. He was one of the few musical geniuses I knew in my lifetime and a major influence for me. During the 80’s Thomas had a group called Spirits Rebellious which I was a member of. His compositions from this period were heavily influenced by Brazilian music and especially the music of Hermeto Pascoal. This piece “Star of Sympathy and Love” is one of my favorites and I recorded it yesterday to honor both of them and the Star in the cosmos that has united them. Rest in Peace Thomas and Terri.
My latest release is called “Zebulon Trio”. I am so proud to have Mark Lewandowski – bass, Charles Goold – drums and Jenny Arrigo – vocals on track #5. The official release date was Dec. 20th. You can check it out at and support the project at: https://saulzebulonrubin.bandcamp.com/
“Song For Theodore” is a tribute to the great Theodore ( Sonny ) Rollins. Sonny is my friend and I had the honor of touring with him ( his last tour in 2012 ). He has been my spiritual mentor and our conversations were quite enlightening. Thanks for the inspiration.