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David Schulman + Quiet Life Motel

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By turns nocturnal, reflective, funky, and cinematic, the music of violinist and composer David Schulman and Quiet Life Motel is a weave of jazz harmonies, shimmering orchestral textures, and international grooves.

Heard nationally on NPR, David’s music has been described as “mysterious and beautiful” by The Washington Post. ANHINGA — the new release from David’s Quiet Life Motel project — made CapitolBop’s list of “Best DC Jazz Albums of 2016.”

On ANHINGA, elements of nuevo tango, cumbia, and gypsy music find their place amidst evocative soundscapes recorded around the globe, with vocals and muted trumpet by Tillery, a veteran of Chuck Brown's Soul Searchers. It's a vivid, cinematic journey — with dreamlike melodies, and musical echoes from around the world.

David is also creator of the theme music for NPR's "The Big Listen," and a frequent coll