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Departure CD (2006)

Artist: Dan Siegel

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A culmination of influences from an illustrious career spanning 25+ years, Departure is the latest studio album from pianist Dan Siegel. An album of grace, nobility & reflection, Departure transcends categorizing as it speaks to earlier times of adult instrumental music with classic themes that were influenced by the song, its melodies, and its virtuostic musicians. Featured performers on the album include co-producer & bassist Brian Bromberg (Michael Buble, Chris Botti, Stan Getz), drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Frank Zappa, Joni Mitchell), & percussionist Lenny Castro (Toto, Boz Scaggs, Barbra Streisand). Special guest performances include saxophonist Bob Sheppard, guitarists Norman Brown and Grant Geissman, and vocalist Bill Cantos. A refined instrumental album for the discerning listener...


Label Native Language
SKU 202767464
UPC 014062096420
UPC 14 00014062096420
Format CD
Release Date 7/18/2006
Author Dan Siegel
Vocals Bill Cantos
Saxophone Bob Sheppard
Bass Brian Bromberg
Piano Dan Siegel
Guitar Grant Geissman
Percussion Lenny Castro
Guitar Norman Brown
Drums Vinnie Colaiuta
Artist Bio
Dan SiegelA prolific and respected pianist, composer and producer, Dan Siegel's recording career began with the release of his first recording in 1980. Born in Seattle, Washington, and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Dan began piano lessons at age eight, and started performing professionally as lead singer and guitar player in a rock band at the age of 12. He holds degrees in Music Composition and Jazz Studies, and studied piano in Boston with the legendary Madam Challoff. Since then, he has traveled and performed around the world in support of his recordings, and maintains a global audience.After receiving a degree in Music Composition from the University of Oregon in 1976, he began recording his own compositions with his band. In 1979 he was signed to Inner City Records, a New York based independent jazz label. His second album, The Hot Shot (1981), reached No.1 on the Radio & Records Jazz Chart and remained for 10 weeks in the top 10 of Billboard?s Jazz Chart. In 1983 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue film and television work as well as a more active recording career.Over the years, Dan?s albums have provided an abundance of diverse material, from the electronic oriented Another Time, Another Place (1984), (with Patrick O?Hearn and Alex Acuna) which Keyboard Magazine called the best keyboard oriented fusion LP of the year, to the exotic world music direction of Hemispheres (1995), which features an ensemble of eclectic musicians including; Bela Fleck, Ottmar Liebert, Andy Narell, Osamu Kitajima, and Dori Caymmi, playing in unique and unlikely combinations. He has produced several other projects, one of which is the group Birds of a Feather, a gathering of world-renown musicians that has included Larry Carlton, Boney James and Ernie Watts. Dan is a frequent traveler to Asia and in 1995 went to Beijing, to record and produce China?s first jazz band, Tien Square.Siegel?s work as a TV and film composer has included the score for the cult film, Reform School Girls (1986), and Universal Studios dramatic TV series, Hard Copy (1987). He has worked as musical director/ conductor on the late night CBS TV show, Overtime with Pat O?Brien (1990). Dan has played on numerous TV and film projects as a session player, including the Oscar winning film, The Usual Suspects. Siegel has recorded and performed with a variety of artists including: Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Chaka Khan, Berlin, Philip Bailey (Earth Wind & Fire), Kenny Rankin, Hugh Masekela, Joe Sample, Herbie Hancock and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Product Attributes
Artist Siegel,Dan
Label Native Language
Music Format Compact Disc
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