||Handmade CD (2011) |
Frank Herzberg albums Track Listing of songs: Don't talk crazy; A Xepa; Mil Saudades; Lorca; Too Much; Drums, The; Bass, The; Piano, The; Trio, ...
||Concerto Internacional de Jazz CD (2006) |
Frank Herzberg CD discography Jazz guitarist John Stein may have recruited a group of Brazilian musicians for this recording session, but it is hardly an album of what one would expect. Starting off with "Happy Hour," a funky New Orleans-flavored original that would get anyone dancing, it is obvious that the musicians are having a blast. Grant Green's subtle "Blues in Maude's Flat" is a feature for the leader with bassist Frank Herzberg and drummer Zé Eduardo Nazario, while the bittersweet ballad "I'm a Fool to Want You" features Teco Cardoso sharing the lead on bass flute. Of course, there are several favorites from Brazilian repertoire, including a mellow arrangement of "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" and a lyrical setting of "Sometime Ago" (a favorite of the late Art Farmer) that showcases an imaginative solo introduction by pianist Alexandre Zamith, with Stein making a delayed entrance. Herzberg also brought along a pair of originals, including the mellow "It's About Life" and the challenging bossa nova "Marta." Issued by Whaling City Sound, this CD is well worth acquiring. ~ Ken Dryden
Personnel: John Stein (guitar); Bocato (trombone); Frank Herzberg (bass instrument); Pedro Ito (percussion).
Recording information: NossoEstudio, Sao Paulo, Brazil (05/31/2005-11/??/2005); WGBH Studios, Boston, MA ...