Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Walter Becker producing Roger Rosenberg's new album

We heard of Walter Becker producing Roger Rosenberg's new album Baritonality thanks to a post over on the Bluebook by Lonnie the Kingpin.

So we went to the source for some more information and here's what Roger kindly wrote us:
It is a jazz CD with Mark Soskin on piano, Chip Jackson on bass, Jeff Brillinger on drums, with a guest appearance by Peter Bernstein on guitar. I'm playing baritone sax, bass clarinet on 1 track, and soprano sax on 1 track.

It consists of 4 quartet tracks, a duo with each member of the group, a trio with guitar and bass, and a solo piece. Except for 2 tunes, they are all my originals. Working with Walter in a jazz context was amazing.

We recently finished the mastering and are exploring the best avenue for release. I hope by the end of the year.

2.3/4 B
3. 43rd St. Mama
5. Paradox
6. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
7. The 8TH Day
8.Someone To Watch Over Me
9. Birds and 'Tranes
Roger has been touring with Steely Dan since 2006 and and can be heard on the band's two latest albums; Two Against Nature and Everything Must Go as well as Donald Fagen's solo albums Kamakiriad and Morph The Cat.

But there's much more to Roger than the Steely Dan stuff. Here's a quote from his bio:
An A-list baritone man for over three decades, Roger Rosenberg studied at Indiana University, The New England Conservatory of Music, and under the tutelage of players like Phil Woods and composers like Harold Seletsky. He has worked with a stunning list of greats; do the names Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Janet Lawson, Miles Davis, Quincy Jones, John Scofield, Sarah Vaughn, Gerry Mulligan, Michael Brecker, The New York Philharmonic, Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, Bob Mintzer, Eddie Palmieri, David Lahm, Tom Scott, and T.S. Monk ring a bell? Add another 40 or so heavyweight names in jazz, latin, and pop, and you've got a start on Roger's resume.
Visit Roger's MySpace page to read more and hear a couple of tracks from his current album Hang Time.

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