Frank Carlberg

Variations on a Summer Day

Fresh Sound New Talent

Frank Carlberg (p), Chris Speed (cl, ts), Chris Cheek (ts), Andrew D' Angelo (as, b-cl), Curtis Hasselbring (tb), Ben Street (b), Kenny Wollesen (d), Christine Correa (vcl)

Reference: FSNT-083

Bar code: 8427328420839

Pianist-composer Frank Carlberg's debut on Fresh Sound Records, is a song cycle of the brightest new talent of the New York downtown scene like saxophonists Chris Speed, Chris Cheek and Andrew D'Angelo, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring, bassist Ben Street, drummer Kenny Wollesen and singer Christine Correa.

01. Introduction (Frank Carlberg) 4:19
02. Say Of The Gulls (Frank Carlberg) 5:31
03. A Music (Frank Carlberg) 7:07
04. The Rocks Of The Cliffs (Frank Carlberg) 6:17
05. Star Over Monhegan (Frank Carlberg) 6:23
06. Shaken And Shaken (Frank Carlberg) 5:18
07. Forever Young (Frank Carlberg) 5:14
08. One Sparrow (Frank Carlberg) 4:48
09. An Exercise (Frank Carlberg) 2:28
10.Night And Day (This Cloudy World) (Frank Carlberg) 6:10
11.To Change Nature (Frank Carlberg) 7:25
12.Everywhere (Frank Carlberg) 8:21
13.Round And Round (Frank Carlberg) 13:43

Album details

All compositions written & arranged by Frank Carlberg
'Variations On a Summer Day' is from The Collected Poems by Wallace Stevens. Used by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.

Frank Carlberg (piano), Curtis Hasselbring (trombone), Andrew D' Angelo (alto sax, bass clarinet), Chris Speed (clarinet, tenor sax), Chris Cheek (tenor sax), Ben Street (bass), Kenny Wollesen (drums), Christine Correa (voice).
Recorded at Systems Two Studios, Brooklyn, New York, January 13 & 14, 1999

Engineering: Mike Marciano
Assisted by Nancy Marciano
Art and design: Mariano Gil
Photography: Valerie Trucchia

Produced by Frank Carlberg
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol
Blue Moon Producciones Discograficas S.L.
Special thanks to Jimmy Weinstein

Press reviews

"The first thing you'll notice is the colorful cover art. Variations on a Summer Day grabs your attention before you have the shrink wrap removed. Pianist and composer, Frank Carlberg has created 13 compositions set to the text of poet Wallace Stevens. Like the cover artist, Carlberg enjoys the ability of splashing musical colors with the joy of a visual artist pushing and blending pigments on a blank canvas. Both the painter and the musician know the wonderful feeling experienced when something really comes together.

Christine Correa's subtle, haunting vocals are as imaginative as the beautiful blend of instruments. Although more akin to Free Jazz, some tracks verge on "bop". Unusual instrumentation just adds to the excitement and originality of the performance. The clarinet and especially, the bass clarinet are seldom heard in jazz today.

Although I'm generally a fan of more traditional jazz styles, this CD has enjoyed considerable play in our home during the past week. Don't even attempt to play this as background music. It demands your full attention and truly deserves it. This is a great effort by a group of dedicated and highly talented performers."

—Richard Bourcier, Jazz Review


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