Chuck Bergeron: Compositions Coast to Coast

Big band veteran (Woody Herman and Buddy Rich) Chuck Bergeron brings his bass and his compositions to a series of smaller settings here. Absorbing the big band sound then using it as a springboard, Bergeron has inventively mixed trumpet, tenor and bass clarinet on this odyssey representing his move from New York to Seattle. Notable is Charles Pillow’s bass clarinet, while Bergeron mostly keeps himself part of the rhythm section, occasionally stepping out with a strong presence.