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Unspoken

1. “Pantamime.”  Cecil McBee, Unspoken (Palmetto, 1997) Cecil McBee, bass; Randall Connors, alto sax; James Zollar, trumpet; David Berkman, piano; Matt Wilson, drums (solos: Berkman, Connors)

Handmade

2. “Not a Christmas Song.”  Handmade (Palmetto, 1998)  David Berkman, piano; Tom Harrell, flugelhorn; Steve Wilson, saxes; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Brian Blade, drums

Sorry No Decaf

3. “Interesting, Perhaps, But Hardly Fascinating Rhythm” (Berkman).  Joel Frahm, Sorry, No Decaf (Palmetto, 1998).  Joel Frahm, tenor sax; David Berkman, piano; Doug Weiss, bass; Matt Wilson, drums

Other Side of Ellington

4. & 5. “Fleurette Africaine” (Ellington, arr. Berkman) and “Ad Lib on Nippon” (Ellington, arr. Berkman).  The Palmetto All-Stars, The Other Side of Ellington (Palmetto, 1999) Joel Frahm, tenor; Pete McCann, guitars; David Berkman, piano; Ben Allison, bass; Matt Wilson, drums (solos: Berkman, McCann; Berkman, Allison)

Communication Theory

6. & 7. “Blutocracy (Blues for Bluto”) and “Weird Knock.” Communication Theory (Palmetto, 2000)  David Berkman, piano; Chris Cheek, Steve Wilson, Sam Newsome, saxophones; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Brian Blade, drums

Navigator

8.“White Bear Speaks” (Berkman).  Joel Frahm, Navigator (2000)  Joel Frahm, tenor sax; David Berkman, piano; Scott Colley, bass; Billy Drummond, drums (solos: Frahm, Berkman)

Leaving Home 9.“ Creepy.”  Leaving Home (Palmetto, 2002)  David Berkman, piano; Chris Cheek, Dick Oatts, Sam Newsome, saxes; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Brian Blade, drums
Riccards 10. “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” (Rodgers & Hart, arr. Berkman). Abigail Riccards, When the Night Is New (Jazz Excursion, 2007) Abigail Riccards, vocal; David Berkman, piano; Ron Horton, flugelhorn; Adam Kolker, bass clarinet; Lage Lund, guitar; Ben Allison, bass; Matt Wilson, drums
Start Here 11. & 12.“Penultimatum” and “Mean Things Happening In This World” (Guthrie, arr. Berkman).  Start Here, Finish There (Palmetto, 2004)  David Berkman, piano; Dick Oatts, alto sax; Ugonna Okegwo, bass; Nasheet Waits, drums

 

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