Moth to a Flame

by Daniel Susnjar

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Eagerly-aniticpated follow-up album from award-winning Western Australian drummer/composer Daniel Susnjar.

"Moth to a Flame" features world-class Australian, Peruvian and US musicians – including Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch – performing Daniel's original Afro-Peruvian-inspired compositions, and fresh, unique arrangements of classics "Feeling Good" and "Mockingbird." Included is a piece dedicated to the steadfast resilience of Auschwitz concentration camp victim Pius Ludwik Bartosik. "Pius Bartosik" was awarded the 2015 WAM Jazz Song of the Year Award.


released November 20, 2016

Daniel Susnjar - drums
Gabriel Alegría - trumpet (1, 2, 4-8)
Laura Andrea Leguía - saxophone
Martin Bejerano - piano (1, 3, 5, 6)
Renato Diz - piano (2, 4, 7, 8)
Yuri Juárez - acoustic guitar
Mario Cuba - acoustic bass
Freddy "Huevito" Lobatón - cajón, quijada (donkey jaw bone), cajita (wooden church box), zapateo dancing, Guapeo (spontaneous vocalisations)

Guest artists
Troy Roberts - saxophone solo (1)
Vivian Sessoms - vocals (2)
Danny Susnjar - guitar solo (2)
Brian Lynch - trumpet (3)

Produced by Daniel Susnjar

Recorded at
Systems Two Recording Studio - Brooklyn, NY, USA
Million Dollar Driveway Studio - Perth, WA, Australia
Kaleidoscope Studios - New Jersey, NJ, USA
Hollistic MusicWorks Studio, Miami, FL, USA

Recording session engineers - Max Ross, Mike Marciano, Rich Lamb

Mixed and mastered by Brodie Stewart

Production assistant - Mark Sundermeyer

Artwork concept, design and layout by Candice Susnjar

All compositions by Daniel Susnjar except where otherwise indicated

1 Rhythm Changes Peru
2 Feeling Good (Newley/Bricusse arr. Susnjar)
3 Used to be a Festejo
4 Casa Figueras
5 The Moon Feels Closer
6 Tondero
7 Mockingbird (Foxx/Foxx arr. Susnjar)
8 Pius Bartosik - inspired by Pius Ludwik Bartosik (1909-1941)

Copyright 2016 Daniel Susnjar



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Daniel Susnjar Perth, Australia

Daniel Susnjar (DMA) is a Western Australian drummer specializing in Afro-Peruvian jazz, who has performed and recorded with music legends including Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Grusin, and Steve Miller.

His debut album
"Su Su Nje" was honoured twice at the 2015 Australian Jazz Bell awards, and he won the 2016 WAM award for Best Drummer/Percussionist and Best Jazz Act.
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