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Jeff Berlin – Taking Notes


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1. Stung, McCartney'd & Bruced
2. Tears In Heaven
3. Johnny Joker
4. Sean En La Madrugada
5. Scarecrow Soup
6. Hello Dali
7. Clinton Country
8. Vicky Samba
9. Imagine
10. Chasin' Jason


Total time: 56:38

Release date: 1997

Jeff Berlin (bass, vocals); Rob Lockart (alto & tenor saxophones); Howie Shear, Jose Soplar (trumpet); David Stout, Roy Wiegand (trombone); Scott Kinsey, Clare Fischer (keyboards); Captain Billy Lang, Ron Eschete (guitar); Cliff Almond (drums); Alex Acuna (percussion).

Jeff Berlin is a superb electric bassist, and the music on this CD, although it has its rock and funk moments, is quite jazz-oriented. On some selections, Berlin is joined by four or five horns playing big-band-style riffs. While the bassist is in the spotlight much of the time (including a duet with keyboardist Clare Fischer on “Imagine” and an unaccompanied “Clinton Country,” which is a medley of familiar patriotic songs), he was generous in allocating solo space; there are occasional spots for Rob Lockart (on tenor and alto) and trumpeter Howie Shear. Attention was paid to varying moods and styles, with the result being a satisfying release. And any musician witty enough to name an original “Hello Dali” deserves attention. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide


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