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automatic 03:05
lyrics by David Schulman where's my violins? play it ... well i wancha right now and I wancha to know, it’s the end of the party gotta put on a show in the beat of a heart it’s our very last chance, it’s the end of the party gonna get up and dance? It’s automatic get gone! it’s automatic yeah don’t TOUCH me don’t TEMPT me don’t HANG me up don’t LET me SEE you cry ... where's my trumpet? (trumpet solo) it’s automatic in the beat of a heart it’s our very last chance, it’s the end of the party — get up and dance it’s automatic don’t TOUCH me don’t TEMPT me don’t HANG me up just LET me SEE you smile ... it’s automatic it’s automatic get gone! it's automatic
anhinga 03:09
the call 01:09
hecho a mano 02:58
five lives 04:04
ohio 02:51
on the bandstand in a time of magical thinking jessye norman appears wrapped in her shawl she begins to sing, my slumber grows ever more peaceful. someone in the kitchen strikes a match. not for us another round. thelonious monk plays round midnight.
home 04:24
music+lyrics by David Schulman HOME Whatever happens, we’re together Laugh or fight or dancin, in the rain Wherever you go, I go with you Until I can’t remember my own name Home Take me Home There’s no blue heaven, no forever Not for the likes of you and me. But moonlight casts our shadows, as we’re walking And That’s close to heaven as I’ll ever be. We’ve had our candles, had our whisky We’ve had our tea and scrambled eggs/cigarettes/hard-boiled eggs We’ve gone for broke on broken daydreams And we’ve crawled back home too late, to get in bed Take me Take me home oh my darlin Please Take me home Take me home tonight I hear a trumpet .... Take me, home Take me home A dream — a heart beat, secret numbers Scraps of paper, something someone said When I leave will someone still remember? Will the voices still keep singing in your head? I hear the sirens, I hear em singin I see the lights before my eyes You know I never seen anything so pretty And I know I’ll never know the reason why Take me Take me home oh my darlin Please Take me home Take me home Please Take me home Take me home tonight


As heard on NPR — and named to the BEST DC JAZZ ALBUMS OF 2016 by CapitolBop!

Featuring vocals and muted trumpet by '70s Soul Train veteran Tillery, still playing his heart out.

"Definitely a top surprise album of the year, David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel’s ANHINGA interweaves lush string arrangements under potent melodies, to strong effect" — Luke Stewart, CapitolBop


released November 13, 2016

all music+words by David Schulman
Tillery: vocals+muted trumpet
Eddie Eatmon, bass
Batterie: Michael Caskey, Rutger Miller, Felix Contreras
Field Recordings: Felix Blume, David Schulman
Mastered by Mike Monseur
Mixed and produced by David Schulman
Published by SchulmanCreative (ASCAP)


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David Schulman Washington, D.C.

Heard nationally on NPR, David Schulman’s music has been described as “mysterious and beautiful” by The Washington Post.

By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of violinist and composer David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel is a weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and international grooves.
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