Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Lotus Blossom 2:54
2 Day Dream 5:21
3 U.M.M.G. (Upper Manhattan Medical Group) 7:14
4 Pretty Girl (The Star-Crossed Lovers) 5:28
5 Rain Check 5:02
6 Something to Live For 7:55
7 Lament for an Orchid (Absinthe) 5:43
8 Elf (Isfahan) 5:11
9 Ballad for Very Tired and Very Sad Lotus-Eaters 5:10
10 Tonk 3:16
11 Passion Flower 5:56
12 Lush Life 3:28

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Mark Feldman (American violinist) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Hanne-Berit Hahnemann (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Joyce Hammann (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Gene Orloff (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Sandra Park (violinist) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Paul Peabody (violinist) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Eriko Sato (violinist) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Laura Seaton (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Marti Sweet (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Yuri Vodovoz (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Belinda Whitney-Barratt (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Paul Woodiel (tracks 2, 7, 12)
cello:
Erik Friedlander (American cellist and composer) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Jesse Levy (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Richard Locker (tracks 2, 7, 12)
viola:
Juliet Haffner (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Lois Martin (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Alejandra Mohave (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Ruth Siegler (tracks 2, 7, 12)
membranophone:
Tom Rainey (American jazz drummer) (tracks 2–3, 5, 7, 9, 11–12)
bass:
John Beal (bassist) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Jacqui Danilow (tracks 2, 7, 12)
Drew Gress (jazz double-bassist and composer) (tracks 2–3, 5, 7, 9, 11–12)
piano:
Fred Hersch (tracks 1–12)
Nurit Tilles (track 10)
arranger:
Fred Hersch (tracks 1–9, 11–12)
Jed Distler (track 10)
co-producer:
Karen Chester (tracks 2, 7, 10, 12)
concertmaster:
Laura Seaton (tracks 2, 7, 12)
conductor:
Eric Stern (conductor and arranger) (tracks 2, 7, 12)
editor:
A.T. Michael MacDonald (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
mixer:
A.T. Michael MacDonald (engineer) (tracks 1–12)
orchestrator:
Fred Hersch (tracks 1–9, 11–12)
producer:
Fred Hersch (tracks 1–12)
recording engineer:
A.T. Michael MacDonald (engineer) (1995-06 – 1995-08) (tracks 1–12)
vocals:
Andy Bey (track 6)
edited at:
mixed at:
recorded at:
The Hit Factory in Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1995-06 – 1995-08) (tracks 1–12)