Bob Berg – New Birth – CD

Bob Berg - New Birth - CD

Bob Berg – New Birth – CD

The great and underrated tenor from Brooklyn blew with the kind of Coltrane-like urgency and technique that his Philadelphiaborn colleague Michael Brecker also possessed. Along with former Horace Silver Quintet bandmates Tom Harrell on trumpet and Mike Richmond on bass, Berg is joined by his mentor Cedar Walton on piano, veteran drummer Al Foster, and percussionist Sammy Figueroa to record his debut as a leader on the Xanadu label: New Birth. Together they cut a wide stylistic swath on four originals and two well chosen cover tunes.

TRACKLIST:

01. YOU’RE MY THRILL 6:42
02. PAULETTA 5:07
03. NEPTUNE 8:10
04. THIS MASQUERADE 5:21
05. SHAPES 5:31
06. MAGIC CARPET 9:13
07. I’LL LET YOU KNOW 5:22

BOB BERG, tenor saxophone
TOM HARRELL, trumpet & flugelhorn
CEDAR WALTON, piano & electric piano
MIKE RICHMOND, bass & electric bass
SAM FIGUEROA, congas & miscellaneous percussion
AL FOSTER, drums

*Bonus track: from the same session, but not present on the original LP. Recorded and mixed by Paul Goodman at RCA Studios, New York City, May 12, 1978. Produced & Directed by Don Schlitten Cover & Inlay Photos: Don Schlitten Reissue Produced for Release by Zev Feldman Executive Producer: Jordi Soley