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Dan Wall - On the Inside Looking In

DTRCD - 175

Dan Wall - Hammond B-3 Organ, Jerry Bergonzi - Tenor Sax, Mick Goodrick - Guitar, Billy Drummond - Drums

1. Witchcraft 7:47
2. 22 Bar Waltz 6:46
3. On The Inside Looking In 6:39
4. The Masquerade Is Over 6:11
5. The New Blues 5:52
6. 5 Minute Funk 6:39
7. Night Song 7:44
8. Clouds 6:33
9. 86 6:22
10. I Fall In Love To Easily 4:45
Total Time 65:21

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    I came from a family of three generations of professional pianists, so its 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 Wess 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 Ive been fortunate to have had a great musical life. Some names that come to mind that Ive 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 CDs recorded by Jerry Bergonzi for Double Time Records and it has been a real pleasure.

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.

Billy 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. 2000