by Zach Mayer

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Havu Ladonai 03:17
Havu ladonai b'nei eilim. Havu ladonai kavod va'oz. (x2) Ai dai dai yai dai dai dai dai, yai dai dai dai dai, Havu ladonai k'vod sh'mo. (x2)
Ma Tovu 03:59
Ma tovu ohalekha Ya'akov, mishkenotekha Yisrael. (x2) Aneini, aneini, aneini be'emet yishekha. (x2)
Shiru ladonai shir khadash, shir khadash, shir khadash. (x2) Shiru ladonai kol ha'aretz, kol ha'aretz, kol ha'aretz. (x2) Shiru ladonai bar'khu sh'mo, bar'khu sh'mo, bar'khu (sh'mo). (x2)
V'tein refuah, refuah sheleima V'tein refuah, refuah sheleima L'kol ha'olam. (x2) Yai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai dai V'tein refuah sheleima (x2)
Zamru 03:45
Zamru ladonai b'khinor (x3) B'khinor, v'kol zimrah! V'kol zimrah (x8)
Eli Atah 04:58
Eli atah veodeka, elohai aromemeka. Hodu ladonai, ki tov Ki le'olam khasdo. (x2)
Modeh ani lefanekha Melekh khai, vekayam. (x2) Shehekhezarta bi nishmati B'khemla rabba emunatekha. (x2)
Racheim, racheim, racheim. Racheim, racheim aleinu.
ELUL 03:51
Ani l'dodi, v'dodi li.


Zamru is the second solo work of multi-instrumentalist and singer Zach Mayer. It was recorded entirely during quarantine in Zach's own living room (and coat closet) in Boston, Massachusetts. This album is a full rendering of his inner musical mind, as each note on every instrument was played by him alone, including soprano and baritone saxophones, piano, kanjira drum, harmonium, keyboard and vocal harmonies.

Zach composed each of Zamru’s melodies in the morning, during his daily outdoor meditation practice in the park by his home. He felt a unique connective spark while channeling these songs into their current form, and can feel that same spark again whenever he sings them. May you too, feel the joyous spark of calm delight that is embedded in each of these melodies.


released March 5, 2021

Performance, recording, editing, mixing and production by Zach Mayer in Boston, Massachusetts between June and December, 2020.

Mastered by John Baker, January 2021.

A very special thank you to Eliana Willis, Lautaro Feldman, Yoel Bibas, Noah Weinberg, Yoni Battat, McKinley James, Sunniva Brynnel, Seamus Egan, and to the great mysterious source of melodies.


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Zach Mayer Boston, Massachusetts

Singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and teacher, Zach Mayer brings people together through the power of nigunim, spiritual wordless melodies, rooted in Jewish tradition.

Zach channels his family lineage of the four-generations of chazzanim (cantors) before him, as he helps communities around the country find their own joyous voices in song.
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