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September 23, 2002

Drummer Ricardo Mazzi has begun studying with Peruvian percussion/drum master Hector “Pocho” Neciosup

Drummer Ricardo Mazzi has begun studying with Peruvian percussion/drum master Hector “Pocho” Neciosup. Neciosup is a world renown drummer who has recorded with a wide variety of artists such as Willie Chirino, Arturo Sandoval, and Paco De Lucia. Mr. Neciosup is currently an instructor in Florida International University’s Department of Music.

Ricardo picks off where he left off in the summer of 2000 where he studied with Los Angeles session great Alex Acuña, who happens to be Hector’s uncle. “It’s a dream come true,” states Mazzi, “to have such great drummers as teachers, mentors, and most important as friends. I always wanted a teacher to evaluate my skills and work from there in a interpersonal fashion.”

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September 11, 2002

Ed Hale and the Transcendence release Sept. 11th tribute song titled “Rebuild America”

Ed Hale and the Transcendence spent the last three days in the studio recording a song in honor of the one year anniversary of last years September 11th terrorist attacks in New York City. The song is entitled Rebuild America and was written by Ed last year on September 11th.

:: Rebuild America Download the MP3

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I saw the planes crash into us
I saw the people cry
I saw the buildings come crumbling
I saw the rescuers sigh
I saw the president weep
On national TV
I saw the volunteers sweeping
To clean the new York city streets
As we try
Yes we try
To rebuild America
The land of our fathers
The land of our mothers
We are not alone

“This is a very personal song for me. I never played it for the guys and had no intention of putting it on an album or anything. I just wrote to get it out. I would play it a lot around the house during those first few days after the attacks as a way to deal with my emotions. Last week I thought about the song when I realized the anniversary was coming up and I played the song for the guys and said maybe it’s not us, you know, but hey do you guys want to record it? Everyone jumped in and really gave their all, sang and played more passionately and openly than I think we ever have before. I wish it never happened. I hope we really can rebuild.” Ed

Recorded at Dungeon Recording Studios, September 8th to 10th
Engineered by Fred Freeman and Joe Williams
Produced by Ed Hale and Fred Freeman
Mixed and Mastered by Fred Freeman

Jon Rose: keyboards, string arrangements, and samples
Ricardo Mazzi: drums
Fernando Perdomo: guitars
Roger Houdaille: bass guitar
Ed Hale: vocals and guitar