Moth to a flame

Document Type

Original Creative Work


Daniel Susnjar


Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA)




Susnjar, D. (2016). Moth to a flame. Daniel Susnjar.



Eagerly-aniticpated follow-up album from award-winning Western Australian drummer/composer Daniel Susnjar. "Moth to a Flame" features world-class Australian, Peruvian and US musicians – including Grammy award-winning trumpeter Brian Lynch – performing Daniel's original Afro-Peruvian-inspired compositions, and fresh, unique arrangements of classics "Feeling Good" and "Mockingbird." Included is a piece dedicated to the steadfast resilience of Auschwitz concentration camp victim Pius Ludwik Bartosik. "Pius Bartosik" was awarded the 2015 WAM Jazz Song of the Year Award.

Additional Information

released November 20, 2016

Daniel Susnjar - drums

Gabriel Alegría - trumpet (1, 2, 4-8)

Laura Andrea Leguía - saxophone

Martin Bejerano - piano (1, 3, 5, 6)

Renato Diz - piano (2, 4, 7, 8)

Yuri Juárez - acoustic guitar

Mario Cuba - acoustic bass

Freddy "Huevito" Lobatón - cajón, quijada (donkey jaw bone), cajita (wooden church box), zapateo dancing, Guapeo (spontaneous vocalisations)

Guest artists

Troy Roberts - saxophone solo (1)

Vivian Sessoms - vocals (2)

Danny Susnjar - guitar solo (2)

Brian Lynch - trumpet (3)

Produced by Daniel Susnjar


Recorded at Systems Two Recording Studio - Brooklyn, NY, USA

Million Dollar Driveway Studio - Perth, WA, Australia

Kaleidoscope Studios - New Jersey, NJ, USA

Hollistic MusicWorks Studio, Miami, FL, USA

Recording session engineers - Max Ross, Mike Marciano, Rich Lamb

Mixed and mastered by Brodie Stewart www.brodiestewart.com.au

Production assistant - Mark Sundermeyer

Artwork concept, design and layout by Candice Susnjar

All compositions by Daniel Susnjar except where otherwise indicated

1 Rhythm Changes Peru

2 Feeling Good (Newley/Bricusse arr. Susnjar)

3 Used to be a Festejo

4 Casa Figueras

5 The Moon Feels Closer

6 Tondero 7 Mockingbird (Foxx/Foxx arr. Susnjar)

8 Pius Bartosik - inspired by Pius Ludwik Bartosik (1909-1941)

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