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  • I wrote a song called "Cowbird" in 2011; I formed "Tom Csatari Band" — a twelve-piece, romping folk-jazz orchestra — in 2012; I recorded my first album "Uncivilized", on which "Cowbird" appears, in 2014.

    "Cowbird", as the title might suggest, weaves together different creatures into a single being (word/genus), in classic AABA form. Additionally, the piece is referential to the starkly beautiful, but parasitic bird of the same name. Cowbirds steal eggs and plunder foreign nests. Like the bird, sometimes this piece soars, and sometimes it's a little mean.

    I am thrilled to share this song through its namesake storytelling network, which I find extremely elegant and simple!

    Recording Credits:

    Track 09 on the full length album "Uncivilized" by Tom Csatari Band, released by Tiny Montgomery Records (TM01, 2014).

    Kyle Wilson — tenor sax
    Ben Flocks — tenor sax
    Levon Henry — bass clarinet, clarinet
    Tristan Cooley — flute
    Adriel Williams — violin
    Nick Jozwiak — cello
    Mathieu Rousseau — double bass
    Nick Jost — double bass
    Eric Read — percussion
    Rachel Housle — percussion
    Dominic Mekky — keyboard, sound design
    Tom Csatari — electric guitar, effects

    Recorded live by Julian Cubillos at 77 Linden Blvd. in Flatbush, Brooklyn.
    Mixed by Julian Cubillos and Tom Csatari in locations across greater New York City and beyond.
    Mastered by KRAMER at Noise Miami.
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