I Carry Your Heart: A Tribute to arnie lawrence
“What is it about children’s laughter that brings a smile? That lifts the heart? This two CD project comes with sounds of wonder, a true zest and joy for life. Here is a calling, an invocation, ‘let’s play.'”
– The Audiophile Voice
Arnie Lawrence was Ayelet’s mentor during her formative years as a teen in Jerusalem. In this special project, she pays tribute to him by re-visiting the concept of his 1969 release on Herbie Mann’s Embryo Records, “Inside an Hour Glass.” In the original album, Arnie and his band were joined in the studio by two young boys, one of whom was Arnie’s own son – 8-year-old Erik Lawrence.
Fifty years later, Erik revisited the concept of his first recording with Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (his father’s mentee) and her three young children (2 year-old twins, and a seven-months-old baby at the time of the recording.) Anat Fort, a long-time collaborator of both Lawrence and Gottlieb, joined as well, and within an intense day in the studio, the six of them made a memorable, fully improvised double-album, drawing on poetry by Arnie and E. E. Cummings, as well as pre-recorded pre-treated sounds such as Ayelet’s breast pump, and samples from the original recording.