Discography

John McLaughlin & The Mahavishnu Orchestra
Album title: Visions of the Emerald Beyond
Description: In late 1974 while on tour in Miami, Premik received an unexpected phone call from his friend Narada Michael Walden, then drummer for Mahavishnu, requesting his presence for some back-up sax work on what would prove to be a landmark recording for the Orchestra as well as Premik’s first major label outing.
Track: “Cosmic Strut”

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Carlos Santana and Herbie Hancock
Album title: The Swing of Delight
Description: In 1980,Santana decided to take a radical departure from his familiar latin-rock sound and bring together some of his favorite players from the jazz field, such as Herbie Hancock, Tony Williams, Wayne Shorter and others. This selection, composed by Sri Chinmoy, features Premik on tenor, supported by Carlos and other Santana band members as well as Herbie Hancock on keyboards.
Track: Jharna Kala

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Whitney Houston
Album title: Whitney Houston
Description: This debut album by pop diva Whitney Houston produced a string of #1 hits. "How Will I Know" produced by Narada Micheal Walden, features the tenor sax of Premik and remained at #1 on the Billboard charts for several weeks
Track: "How Will I Know"

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Regina Belle
Album Title: The Best of Regina Belle
Description: This #1 R&B single produced by Narada Micheal Walden, features Premik’s soulful soprano sax
Track: “Baby Come to Me”

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Lonnie Liston-Smith
Album title: Rejuvenation
Description: This smooth-sounding, yet musically adventurous outing was a return to a more organic and spontaneous approach to recording. In just two days, the entire album was completed. “Rejuvination” features Premik’s soprano sax soaring over a mantric 2-chord pattern layed down by Smith’s piano and supported by such great players as percussionist Steve Thornton and bassist Cecil McBee.
Track: "Rejuvenation"

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Edgar Paterson Mills with Premik
Album title: Buddha on Mars
Description: This unique 57-minute world music journey is the product of bassist/visionary Edgar Mills. When the project was near completion, Premik was called in to add his eastern and western flutes, soprano sax and wind synth. As a duo, Edgar & Premik, aka “Buddha On Mars” have performed various multi-media shows throughout the New York area, including several shows with the “Circle Of Dance” company. For more info, please go to www.naturalproductions.com
Track: “You Are the Mystery”

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Equinox
Album title: Equinox
Description: In 1986, Premik collaborated with his long-time guitarist –friend Shambhu Vineberg to form this unique duo, whose free-spirited interpretations of Sri Chinmoy’s devotional songs have won wide acclaim throughout the U.S. and Europe. The duo recently performed before the President of Macedonia and other dignitaries at a special function in New York.
Track: “Chetana Amar”

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Sangit Tarangini
Album title:Sangit Tarangini
Description: This seven member ensemble hails from both New York and Puerto Rico. Directed by Sukhendu Martin, percussionist for the San Juan Symphony and his wife, cellist Narayani Martin; the group produces a soulful blend of eastern and western sounds derived from Sri Chinmoy’s haunting melodies. Premik performs with the group on various flutes, soprano sax and wind synthesizer.
Track: “Chidakashe Surjya Chandra"

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Oneness-World
Album title: Oneness-World
Description: This self-titled debut CD represents a group effort by Premik and 3 other New York area musicians to explore new territories in the jazz/fusion domain. “SONG SEVEN”, a Premik-style arrangement of a Sri Chinmoy composition, represents the group’s lively interplay while building on a simple melodic line . Enjoy!
Track: “Song Seven”

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Recording Credits:

With Carlos Santana
"The Swing of Delight" (Also co-writer and co-arranger along with Herbie Hancock)

With Whitney Houston
"How Will I Know" (#1 single from the album "Whitney Houston") Also, "Love is A Contact Sport" from the album "Whitney".

With Regina Belle
"Baby, Come to Me", from the album "Stay with Me"

With Clarence Clemons & Jackson Browne
"You're a Friend of MIne" from the album "Hero"

With John McLaughlin
“Vision of the Emerald Beyond”

With Narada Micheal Walden
"The Garden of Love-Light” and "I Cry, I Smile"

With Lonnie Liston Smith
"Rejuvenation". Also, "Silhouettes".

With Jermaine Stewart
"We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off(To Have a Good Time)" and "Don't Ever Leave Me", both from the album "Frantic Romantic"

With Yoko Ogimone
“The Verge of Love”

For more recordings produced by Premik, see Studio.

at the Bean Runner Cafe, 2009

Some of the artists whom Premik has worked with:

Carlos Santana
Whitney Houston
Herbie Hancock
John McLaughlin
Stanley Clarke
George Duke
Regina Belle
Narada Michael Walden
Jermaine Stewart
Carl Lewis
Yoko Ogimone
Jeff Beck
Brenda Russell
Clarence Clemons & other members of the E Street Band
Jackson Browne
Pete Seeger
Harry Chapin
Don Maclean
Lonnie Liston-Smith
Tony Williams
Ron Carter
Cecil McBee
Wayne Shorter
Harvey Mason
T.M.Stevens
Jean-Luc Ponty
Jaco Pastorius
L. Subramanium
L. Shankar
Trilok Gurtu
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Colin Walcott (& members of the group OREGON)
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Mike Love
Carman Moore & Skymusic
Andy Narell
Saral Opera
Clara Ponty
Vasant Rai
Scarlet Rivera
Vinaya Marty Lebenson

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