- On the Inside Looking
Dan Wall - Hammond B-3 Organ, Jerry Bergonzi - Tenor Sax,
Mick Goodrick - Guitar, Billy Drummond - Drums
2. 22 Bar Waltz 6:46
3. On The Inside Looking
4. The Masquerade Is Over 6:11
5. The New Blues
6. 5 Minute Funk 6:39
7. Night Song 7:44
9. 86 6:22
10. I Fall In Love To Easily 4:45
I came from a family of three
generations of professional pianists, so it’s no surprise that I became a
musician. My first influence out of the jazz world was as an aspiring
guitarist and Wes Montgomery was the guy! I was led to Jimmy Smith through
Wes’s records and to Larry Young and the other great jazz organist of the
time. Later as a pianist I was influenced by everyone from Erroll Garner,
Art Tatum to Herbie, Chick and McCoy.
Since those early days as a
student of jazz piano and organ I’ve been fortunate to have had a great
musical life. Some names that come to mind that I’ve worked and/or
recorded with are Eddie Gomez, Tom Harrell, Steve Grossman, Joe Lovano,
Billy Hart, Kenny Wheeler, Joe Chambers and many others.
For the last
eight years I have had the wonderful experience of being a part of the
John Abercrombie band with John, Adam Nussbaum and now Mark Feldman added
on violin. I have also been an integral part of the last four CD’s
recorded by Jerry Bergonzi for Double Time Records and it has been a real
My last CD as a leader was for Enja Records, “Off The
Wall” with Adam, Ingrid Jensen and Karl Ratzer, which brings us to the
present. This CD “On The Inside Looking In” is a collaboration of two long
time musical associates Mick Goodrick and Jerry Bergonzi, both wonderful
musicians and real individuals on their instruments.
Drummond is one of the finest and busiest drummers on the scene today and
I was very happy to have him come to Boston and contribute his talent to
the making of this music.
It was a rewarding couple of days in
Boston doing these sessions with such gifted musicians and I thank Jamey
Aebersold and Double Time Records for the experience!
Dan Wall - Oct.