Paul’s debut album as a leader from 1996 showcases a strong slate of original tunes and arrangements, performed by some of the premier area musicians of that time.
Silberglicity offers a taste of the guitarist’s swingin’, melodic work at a relatively early stage in his career, as well as a snapshot of the mid-’90s Milwaukee jazz scene. In particular, this album presents a great opportunity to hear the legendary Berkeley Fudge on disc, with some fine examples of the saxophonist’s extra-spontaneous improvisatory style.
As of 1996, Paul knew that he had a critical mass of original tunes that needed to be more widely heard, and went into the studio with five of his closest colleagues to lay down these tracks, which also include two standards rendered in colorful new arrangements, and two gems by pianist Mark Davis. The album was well-received nationwide and established Paul not just as an up-and-coming guitarist, but also as a recording artist, one who could produce a beautifully varied and well-sequenced set of music.
Berkeley Fudge—Tenor and Soprano Saxophones
Recorded March 1996 at DV Studios in Shorewood, WI
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by David Vartanian
Photography: Christopher Zweifel
Design: Cory Zimmerman
|Dimensions||9 x 7 x .5 in|