April 24th, 2004
Edition #322 Previously Next
On today's show, we're featuring Inside Out from Dan Siegel. One of the true pioneers in the genre, Siegel is a veteran performer whose career stretches back over 20 years. We'll tell you a bit about Dan & his music and we'll spin a few tracks from that album on the showcase cd feature. Then in hour 2 it's time again for the FT segment. On this installment we're focusing on a string of new releases from a few of the bigger names in SJ. We have the latest from Marion Meadows as well as a track by Nestor Torres. We'll be hearing from Maximum Grooves, the latest project spearheaded by Jason Miles and we also have one from Paul Brown. However, it would be remiss of us not to include something totally new on FT and as such we're introducing the sounds of trumpeter Barry Danielian. We also have music from Ken Navarro, Steve Cole and Paul Hardcastle's Jazzmasters. More musical magic is provided by David Garfield with another great track from Giving Back and Victor Fields and Louie Shelton both contribute some spectacular sounds to hour one. You'll hear all those and more only on Café Jazz, the radio program that has scientifically been proven to reduce stress.
Inside Out - Dan Siegel:
A native of Seattle, Washington, Siegel grew up & spent his formative years in Eugene, Oregon where his family relocated early in his youth. Siegel started taking piano lessons at the age of eight and when he was only 12 he was performing professionally in a rock band as the lead singer and guitar player. In 1976, shortly after receiving a degree in Music Composition Siegel began to record his own music. About 3 years later, he was able to sign a deal with Inner City Records, an independent jazz label based in New York City. This subsequently led to the release of Siegel's solo debut. Dan's follow up album titled The Hot Shot followed shortly thereafter. That effort reached No.1 in 1981 on the Radio & Records Jazz Chart and remained in the top 10 of Billboard's Jazz Chart for 10 weeks. A couple of years later he moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a more active recording career and to work on scores for film and TV.
Siegel's recordings became instant adds at Smooth Jazz radio in the
early days of the format. In addition to his solo work, Siegel produced
several fine projects including 3 as leader of Birds of a Feather. Birds
of a Feather was an all-star assembly that at various times included
greats such as Larry Carlton and Boney James among others. Siegel has
as well recorded & performed with a variety of artists including
Glenn Frey, Chaka Khan, Berlin, Philip Bailey, Kenny Rankin, Hugh Masekela,
Joe Sample, Herbie Hancock and the London Symphony Orchestra. He's composed
for film & TV often and also worked for a time as musical director/
conductor on the late night CBS TV show. Furthermore, Dan has played
on numerous projects as a session player, including the Oscar winning
film, The Usual Suspects.
Over the years, Dan's albums have provided an abundance of diverse material. To date he's issued 15 cds under his own name to go along with one best of release. Melody, harmony, & mood have long been key characteristics of a Siegel production. These ingredients when coupled with Siegel's impeccable sense of good taste invariably result in a listening treat for fans new & old alike. Siegel's latest effort titled Inside Out certainly is no exception and in fact ranks among Siegel's finest & most consistent efforts to date. So as we showcase Inside Out we present for your enjoyment Dan Siegel with When the Time Comes, Inside Out (the title track) & In Your Eyes with Boney James contributing some tasty sax to the track.
CD: Inside Out (2004)
Label: Native Language
Site: Dan Siegel
|Fresh Trax: Part One|
City - Paul Brown:
I Get There- Maximum Grooves:
|Fresh Trax: Part Two|
La Silla Donde Te Espere - Nestor Torres:
CD: Sin Palabras (Without Words) (2004)
- Marion Meadows:
*Café Jazz Pick of the Week*
On Keepin' On - Barry Danielian: