Curt Berg

At Stagg Street Studio

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Deeply sensual and emotionally moving
Jim Santella

Master composer/arranger/trombonist Curt Berg gathers with some of his good friends from the top ranks of the LA Jazz Scene to create his long-overdue debut recording. A regular weekly session at Berg's Avon Street studio has resulted in a tight band with a deep musical chemistry who here, explore the eclectic fare Berg has developed over the years as a performer and writer with, among many others, the bands of Woody Herman, Louie Bellson and Don Ellis. The ASQ features Tom Luer on saxophones, pianist Andy Langham, bassist Lyman Medeiros and the great Bill Berg on drums.


Track Listing:

1 Search Until You Find It 9:26
2 Midwick Man (for Gary Foster) 6:47
3 Bristlecone 8:10
4 Client 9 (for Eliot Spitzer) 9:04
5 Geezers On Parade 8:14
6 Can't Get Off This Train 9:44
7 Owed To Mo? (for Moacir Santos) 8:39
8 Double Down 7:25

Performers:

TOM LUER - soprano, alto, & tenor saxes
CURT BERG - trombone
ANDY LANGHAM - piano
LYMAN MEDEIROS - bass
BILL BERG - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Curt Berg
Recorded & mixed by Gary Denton at Stagg Street Studio, 15147 Stagg Street, Van Nuys, CA 91406
Recorded on February 4/11/18/27, 2009 and April 15, 2009
Mastered by Mark Guenther, Seattle Disc Mastering
Front cover drawing by Bill Berg
Cover design and layout by John Bishop


Reviews of At Stagg Street Studio

Cadence (Jim Santella)
Weekly rehearsals in Curt Berg's Los Angeles area garage studio afford him the opportunity to try out his compositions and to interpret them with various personnel line-ups. For his first recording as leader this quintet does a stellar job; the Stagg Street studio isn't far from Berg's home and garage, but it offers the acoustics to capture the so ...

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