Bert Seager


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With Resonance, Bert Seager continues his train of beautiful successes. And though there are many similarities between this and his last album Second Spring, there are also a few refreshing and exciting alterations. While Seager is still exploring five original tunes and five variations on classic themes (as in a familiar but fresh rendition of Johnny Mercer's "I Remember You" and daring takes on Miles Davis' "Solar" and Thelonious Monk's "Trinkle Tinkle") with his longtime friend and bass player Dan Greenspan, this album finds the 20-year duo with a new drummer, Dan Rieser. Another exciting change is the new label. While Dental Records was clever, affiliation with Accurate should help Seager go even further, as he so rightfully deserves. No matter what fortunate changes may have occurred since listeners last heard from Seager, one thing that has not changed is the balance and equanimity he brings to his trio. Though Seager wrote half the songs on the album, everyone is included and encouraged. In fact, it is often Greenspan's emotional bass or Rieser's inventive percussion that lead Seager into his next ivory run.

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