New York-based drummer/composer Greg Germann has spent the better part of the last 2 decades touring the world with Broadway shows, and then making his mark as a Telly Award winning film composer, utilizing his background in classical percussion and jazz to guide his hand. With encouragement from an important mentor, drummer Clarence Penn, Greg turned his attention to documenting a collection of his wide-ranging compositions for modern jazz quartet. With Penn producing, they pulled together a group of supreme improvisors including saxophonist Donny McCaslin, pianist Luis Perdomo and bassist Yasushi Nakamura to tackle Germann's rhythmically expansive & melodically rich works. Recorded in November of 2020, the compositions present a dynamic view of life during the Covid-19 pandemic. From the relentless post-bop opener, "Rush Hour," to the reflective "Quarantine," Tales of Time is Germann's calling card for jazz fans worldwide.
1. Rush Hour 4:50
2. Bli-Fi 6:15
3. Quarantine 5:17
4. Fugue for Thought 3:59
5. Park Terrace Waltz 5:50
6. Perspectives 2:11
7. TIme to Move On 4:27
8. Misinformation 6:53
9. Elysia 7:03
10. Fuguearella 5:53
11. Rosetta Stone 6:50
All music by Greg Germann (BMI)
Donny McCaslin - tenor saxophone
Luis Perdomo - piano, rhodes
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
Chelsea Forgenie - vocals
Greg Germann - drums
Produced by Clarence Penn & Greg Germann
Recorded & mixed by Aaron Nevezie at Bunker Studios Brooklyn, NY
Recorded on November 1, 2020
Mastered by Nate Wood at Kerseboom Mastering Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Cover Design & Layout by John Bishop
Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
Part of a nu generation of frenetic jazzbos that learned how to tone it down for TV and studio work but remember how to turn it back up when it's their clock they're free to warder off of. Wild stuff for those who don't take their jazz lying down. ...
All About Jazz (Jack Bowers)
Tales of Time is the sort of album musicians are most apt to dissect and appreciate. New York-based drummer Greg Germann uses various time signatures to subdivide eleven of his original compositions, building a strong rhythmic platform from which to launch his assorted themes. Germann supervises a quartet whose other members are tenor saxophonist D ...
Jazz'halo (Belgium (Georges Tonla Briquet)
A somewhat atypical jazz musician from New York, this Greg Germann . He chose to tour for years as a member of Broadway shows and in between delivered some soundtracks for films. Until Clarence Penn got him back on the right jazz path. The result is this 'Tales Of Time' with the help of, among others, Donny McCaslin and Luis Perdomo. It certainl ...