Tracks # 4, 6, 9 & 10 recorded January 30, 2008 at WGBH Studio, Boston MA Antonio Oliart, recording engineer
All other tunes recorded July 10 & 11, 2008 at PBS Studio, Westwood MA Peter Kontrimas, recording engineer
This is the third CD of the KJB band. Bert has played with John Lockwood almost every weekend for the past 6 years in Boston and Bert has gone to Japan to tour for two weeks of concerts and club dates with Kazumi every year for the past eleven years. Before that Kazumi and Bert played together in the USA for three years. Bert and John Lockwood have played together in Boston on and off for 25 years. All three musicians share a similar feeling for groove and dynamics and their time together shows in their intuitive musical rapport.
Bert s compositions and improvisations reflect both an inward and outward-looking view of life and music. He believes that in listening deeply one is better able to serve the music as its narrative unfolds. And in the three-way conversation of his trio, unfettered by preconceptions — with a purposeful, sustained and loving attention to the sounds and rhythms — a rare and honest joy arises in both performer and listener.