MaiGroup feat. Charles Lloyd

Third guest on “Metamorphosis” is a person who could be considered a symbol of freedom in Estonia - the living legend - maestro Charles Lloyd.

He played on a lovesong, called “Three Nights” with the kind of tenderness that brought tears to our eyes while listening to him play. - Mai Leisz

Photo by Dorothy Darr

Photo by Dorothy Darr

MaiGroup feat. Greg Leisz

And finally… the beating heart of me and MaiGroup’s upcoming album is …. Greg Leisz. Not only has he inspired me to write all the songs but he is also my co-producer, my most trusted companion and my biggest supporter. He literally sat under the piano while I was writing the songs and I would ask his opinion in everything I did. He played on 3 songs on “Metamorphosis” including the title track which we also wrote together. The amount of beauty that this man has brought into the world through his music is beyond admirable… but more than anything I am so grateful that even though we missed so many years in each other’s lives due to things that are beyond our control - we finally found each other and we are committed to this love we share…. And this is the love you will hear on MaiGroup’s album “Metamorphosis” due to be released on April 23. - Mai Leisz

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Mai Leisz with Bill Frisell

Photo by Greg Leisz

Photo by Greg Leisz

The second guest on MaiGroup “Metamorphosis” is a soulful jazz minimalist with a sophisticated sense of harmony, a daring rhythmic approach, and an instantly recognizable, personal" sound - Bill Frisell. Mai and Bill play a duet on “Gregory”. “Gregory” original band version was released on MaiGroup’s second album “You” (2015).

MaiGroup feat. David Crosby

The first guest artist on MaiGroup’s upcoming album Metamorphosis, due to be released on April 23 2019, is the two time member of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - David Crosby.

I’m beyond grateful to have my big inspiration and my friend, David Crosby, sing on one song “Here It’s Almost Sunset” which David and I wrote together. It was also released as our first single. That’s us in the studio recoding his vocals… His singing is absolutely sublime….This is such an honor for me and even though I have been playing bass in his Sky Trails band for a few years now and we have become really close friends, I still have to pinch myself - David Crosby singing on MY album? Thank you David… - Mai Leisz

Photo by Greg Leisz

Photo by Greg Leisz