Brooklyn Express

Official music video for Brooklyn Express, from the Posi-Tone Release, Sunward Bound. Art Hirahara – piano Donny McCaslin – tenor sax Linda May Han Oh – bass Rudy Royston – drums Video produced, directed and edited by Sara Pettinella (Little Comb Productions). Video assistant – Jackson Notier

The video tells a simple jazz musician’s story. On a typical day going to work, Art takes the train from his home in Brooklyn to his gig at a restaurant in the West Village in NYC. The music recreates the sounds, the mood, the energy, and the landscape as he crosses from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the D Line. Interspersed with actual live footage of the recording session, eventually he arrives at the piano at his gig…and the music starts again.

Music by Art Hirahara

Directed and produced by Sara Pettinella  //
Associate producer: Art Hirahara
Executive producer: Marc Free/Posi-Tone Records
Executive producer: Nick O’Toole/Posi-Tone Records
Written by Art Hirahara
Director of photography: Sara Pettinella
Director’s assistant: Jackson Notier
Edited by Sara Pettinella
Musicians/actors: Art Hirahara – piano, Donny McCaslin – tenor sax, Linda May Han Oh – bass, Rudy Royston – drums

Pat O’Leary: restaurant bass player
Jimmy Latigano: restaurant worker

Special thanks: Arturo’s Coal Oven Pizza, NYC and Acoustic Recording, Brooklyn

Song credits:
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Nick O’Toole
Assistant engineer: Michael Brorby

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