||Manifesto CD (2010) |
Dan Berg music CDs "Manifesto, the debut recording by Dan Berg and the Gestalt, introduces a major new voice to the world of contemporary music, one consciously changing the manner in which modern sounds are created and heard. A native of Philadelphia, the young keyboardist/composer graduated from Hampshire College where he studied under multi-instrumentalist Marty Erhlich. He is now a current resident of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, where he has continued to develop his own unique brand of music. Although his compositions are, at heart, informed by his knowledge and experience as a jazz pianist, they draw from many different sources and styles -- from jazz to rock to classical and world musics. The overall product strikes a smooth balance between groove and art, visceral and cerebral, the popular and the esoteric. "
"With Manifesto, Dan Berg and his colleagues refuse to be pigeonholed into any single category of artistic expression. Instead, they combine their disparate musical backgrounds into an eclectic new sound. The band ...