Discography

The Silver Lining

Release Date: January 1, 2015
Role: As a featured artist
Format: CD
 
The songs on Efrat’s sophomore release, The Silver Lining, are a blend of many styles – including folk, jazz, pop, klezmer, swing, and blues. Their lyrics and structure are a testament to finding strength during the trials of life and leaning on community.

No Strings Attached

Release Date: January 1, 2009
Role: As a featured artist
Format: CD
 
Efrat’s debut album comes as a result of the intersection of her move to NYC and her adoration of jazz and crossover work as a singer and violinist. She performs some of her favorite standards I Fall in Love Too Easily, Black Orpheus, My One and Only Love, and Teach Me Tonight and also includes East of The Sun, Nice Work If You Can Get It with a backing string quartet.

Temptation - Spuyten Duyvil

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, incendiary fiddle and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music.

Old Country Klezmer - Tennessee Schmaltz

Release Date: January 1, 2013
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Tennessee Schmaltz, based in East TN, was a klezmer band that wove bluegrass, country, and jazz into their interpretations breathing new life and excitement to old Klezmer classics.

A History of Ghosts - Bobtown

Release Date: January 1, 2014
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Efrat lends her violin to Darlin, Fosse Grimm, and Stitch in Time on this gorgeous third release from Bobtown. With a library of original material from five different writers, the Bobtown sound doesn’t easily fit into one genre. It certainly falls under the umbrella of folk/roots music, but often incorporates other styles as well. Their material features elements of country, pop, R&B, bluegrass, rock, gospel and field hollers, but the group is most widely recognized for its strong emphasis on vocal arrangements and harmony.

Smokin’ Hot Bassoon Blues - Daniel Smith

Release Date: February 18, 2014
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Recorded by Grammy Award winning Tom Lazarus, this recording brings the cutting edge, critically acclaimed “greatest bassoon player of the generation” (New York Daily News) into a plethora of tasty tunes arranged perfectly for him and an extremely talented lineup of musicians…

2012 EP - Eric Harrison

Release Date: January 2, 2012
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Efrat lends her country violin licks and string writing talents to the song, Before You Were Born. She liked this song SOOOO much she does a cover of it on her upcoming CD The Silver Lining, expected out this summer!

Original Soundtrack: How to Seduce Difficult Women The Movie - Various Artists

Release Date: January 1, 2009
Role: Television/Soundtrack
Format: CD
 
Sundance Film Festival) is a funny story about sex and dating that takes place in NYC. Two of Efrats songs from her album No Strings Attached are featured in the movie. Her song “Serenade” and her title track “No Strings Attached” are included. The latter was even featured on the trailer as well, which has garnished over 8 million views on youtube.

Ominous Joy - Bryan Ward

Release Date: January 1, 2009
Format: CD
 
“Heavy Jesus” describes this album best. At times Zeppelinesque in flavor with appalachia, tribal, rhythm and blues. Dark overtones mix with extreme Christ light. The lyrics are an absolute walk through the Bible.

Waves of Time - No Mud No Lotus

Release Date: December 1, 2008
Role: As a band member
Format: CD
 
Waves of Time is a New Age music compilation with eastern influences from Karla Harby and Jimi Durso. They feature many guests and interesting instrumentation including Harp, Tabla, Flute, Violin, Congas, Dulcetina, Guitar, Bass, Kalimba, Mandolin, Flutes, and Piano. Efrat lends her violin on all songs with violin except for Shallow Grave, which features Josh Henderson.

Yesterdays (Myrna Lake with the Ruslan Khain Band)

Release Date: January 1, 2008
Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet
Format: CD
 
Myrna Lake was one of the old school jazz vocalists who performed almost to the very end. This CD was her final CD as a jazz vocalist before leaving this earth. Efrats violin and viola create a string ensemble, which can be heard on three songs on the album, Do Nothing Till You Hear For Me, I Fall In Love Too Easily, and the title track Yesterdays.

Our Existence is an Accident (Incomplete Denial)

Release Date: January 1, 2008
Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet
Format: CD
 
Jade Quartet, with former member Cynthia Marcus leading the group temporarily for this recording, lends their strings to two songs on this album. Our Existence… has been called the groups Sergeants Pepper recording for the experimentation happening within. According to former editor of Billboard and Musician Magazines Paul Sacksman, “Incomplete Denial is described as Skewed Funk Jazz Rock”.

Hey Baby (After the Club) [Extended Radio Version] Single - Ashanti

Release Date: October 16, 2007
Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet
Format: CD

The Jade Quartet is featured on this single released by Ashanti on the Universal Music Group label to worldwide acclaim in 2007. Efrat transcribed music as sung to by producer Seven Aurelius and then brought Jade in to record the quartet part.

Songs for Longing - Sara Genn

Release Date: January 1, 2007 Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet Format: CD Sara Genn’s Fender Rhodes trio is a moving meditation on longing and creative desire. Sara is accompanied by Keith Witty on double bass and Christopher Eddleton on drums. Efrat once again creates a strings ensemble using her violin and viola. She can be heard on Any Girl, Fragile Baby, and Athabasca. In Fragile Baby Efrat creates a gorgeous instrumental break around 230, and in Athabasca, you can hear the violin explore its ability as a soundscaping instrument rather than a lyrical one.

Let Me Be Frank - Frank Senior

Release Date: January 1, 2007 Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet Format: CD This is the debut album from singer extraordinaire Frank Senior. In this project he injects soul and new life to the standard repertoire. Efrats violin and viola create a strings ensemble, which can be heard on You’r Mine You, and Someone To Tell it To. On The Very Thought Of You her violin and viola ensemble open up the song with a beautiful arrangement by Saul Rubin.

Evolution - The Infernos Band

Release Date: January 1, 2007
Role: As a band member
Format: CD

New World/R&B
Genre: World: World Beat
Release Date: 2007

The Infernos Band is one of America’s premiere showbands. This band features singer and composer Kenny Simmons of the Commodores (three time Grammy award winners) and singer Richie Rosato, formerly of The Duprees. On their album Evolution, Kenny Simmons handpicked Efrat as a featured guest artist for the song Missing You.

PRODUCERS: BOBBY WELLS, KENNY SIMMONS & BRIAN CSENCSITS

Something Beautiful - Bobbie Eakes

Release Date: April 26, 2005
Role: Strings Work/Jade Quartet
Format: CD

Bobbie Diane Eakes is an American actress and singer. She is known for her role as Macy Alexander on The Bold and the Beautiful and for her role as Krystal Carey on All My Children. The song, Something Beautiful, which features the Jade Quartet and Solos in the violin and cello, stayed in the top ten on the jazz billboard chart for 5 weeks. This was the Jade Quartets first record in its original format with former string mates. They can also be heard on No More Lonely Nights, a Paul McCartney song which Paul even featured on his own website at the time of release.