Light from Near and Far
This is our third CD. It has songs that are a capella, it has songs with horns, B3 and a rhythm section. There's even an Irish ballad with pennywhistle! Five songs here are originals, plus there are some new takes on some traditional songs. Meta4 is a vocal rhythm & blues group, dedicated to transforming song into spirit. Our name denotes our belief that through song, we blend our differences, strengths and souls into harmony, joy and invitation. Meta4 means for us singing out into the world the struggle and yearning of the soul. Jonathan Arthur Jonathan is a singer, choir director, recording engineer and producer. His credits include Vocomotion, the Eclectic Company, Mt. Madonna Choir, Perry Como Singers, and many individual projects. He plays guitar and can sound like anybody. Really -- ask him to do Georgie Jessel! Jon Kennedy Jon is principally a pianist. He studied classical through high school, played trombone in orchestras and jazz bands. At home, he was exposed to a combination of opera, Southern Methodist hymns and Indian ragas. Put in stints as a choir director in two groups that mixed early music with some jazz and gospel. Currently he plays in a Brazilian trio, a jazz quartet and Meta 4. Eric Morgan Eric's voice is that eerily clear one you hear up high on our tracks. He sings, plays guitar, bass and keys; he writes his own songs. Was in the Morgan Brothers in Santa Cruz and has rock and barbershop credits that go way back. He cofounded the Bhakti Band in Oregon in the late '70s and returned to Santa Cruz to become a member of the Eclectic Company. Eric spends his days designing professional audio, video and television systems. Richard Salzberg Richard sings bass in a way you may not have heard before in your life. He grew up in New York, with a rich jazz scene, and somehow picked up 'church' along the way. He has been involved in a number of vocal groups in the Santa Cruz area, incluing Spirit Choir, Wing and a Prayer, Mt. Madonna Choir.