Don just completed a musical collaboration with Bill Sharpe of the great Shakatak band in the UK. Entitled Trans Atlántica, the CD is a musical travelogue – a collection of tracks produced and energized by two years of visiting one another’s studios from LA to London to Boulder, sending ideas and files back and forth over the Internet. It features players and singers including violinist Charlie Bisharat, flautist Elvis du Chez, singer Ashley Maher, and saxophonist Derek Nash. The CD was mastered by multiple Grammy-winner an old friend and our life-guru Roger Nichols (Steely Dan) and is also set for release by Universal Japan on May 16, 2012.


  • Don GrusinPiano, Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Keyboards, Organ, Programming
  • Bill SharpePiano, Arranger, Composer, Engineer, Programming, Producer
  • Till BrönnerTrumpet, Flugelhorn, Engineer, Arranger
  • Jamie OdellProgramming, Recording and Mixing Engineer, Sound Programming, Editing
  • Charlie BicharatViolin
  • Nelson RangellFlute, Piccolo, Soprano Saxophone
  • Natalie ReneVocals, Arranger, Composer
  • Elvis Du ChezFlute
  • Nick CohenElectric Bass
  • Fridrich CarlssonGuitars
  • Gary LeeRecording Engineer
  • Mornington LockettSoprano Saxophone
  • Ashley MaherVocals, Arranger, Composer
  • Beverly NashVocals
  • Derek NashSaxophone
  • Miguel BarataBaritone Saxophone
  • Geoff GilletteRecording Engineer
  • Alex NekrasovRecording Engineer
  • Carlos De RosarioRecording Engineer, Mastering
  • Jill SawardVocals, Arranger, Composer