Warren Bernhardt - Reflections (1992)

Posted By: mojabe

Warren Bernhardt - Reflections (1992) | EAC LAME CBR 320 kbps | mp3 | 150 mb

Another 'unsung' jazz album from the ninetees

A fine soloist who is influenced by Bill Evans but has his own musical identity, Warren Bernhardt has appeared in many different settings through the years. He studied classical piano, played in Chicago while attending college, and was with Paul Winter's sextet during 1961-1964. After moving to New York, Bernhardt was with Gerry Mulligan, Clark Terry, George Benson, and Jeremy Steig, in addition to doubling as a studio musician on many pop dates. He was with Jack DeJohnette's Directions (1976) and Steps Ahead (1984-1985), and has frequently led his own trios. Bernhardt has recorded several fine dates for DMP. - Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

"This is some serious music, this music that comes out of Warren's creative soul. There is so much beautiful technical purity in his music. There is so much exploration of range on the piano, range that often goes unnoticed & unplayed by other musicians. Like many others, I don't understand why this marvelous musician isn't getting serious, repeated air time on jazz stations around the world. For such gentleness, such depth of emotion, such explorative & concentrated music to go unnoticed is nearly criminal."

Track List:

01 Everytime We Say Goodbye
02 Stone Ground
03 Some Other Spring
04 Cordobalgia
05 Reflections
06 Tuzz's Shadow
07 Re- Person I Knew
08 My Funny Valentine
09 The Gift
10 Catwalk
11 A Prayer For My Family
+ Covers

This is the third jazz album I've uploaded since yesterday -- ironically one name serves a commonality between the three -- these musicians have at one time or another worked with George Benson! Ok that was a lead on, here is the plug:-) In case you've missed the other two, here are the links:

Bobby Lyle - The Journey (1990) -- The #1 Jazz album in 1990

Rodney Kendrick - The Secrets of Rodney Kendrick (1993)