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The Dan Siegel Project: Fables

Fables is a new CD of old music or, as the veteran pianist puts it, they are “re-imagined songs” using today’s software to magically whisk away some outdated elements. Fables is a fantastic recording on which live playing is key, with guests like Abraham Laboriel on bass, Charlie Bisharat on violin and John Riley on oboe, piccolo and bass clarinet-where Siegel fans or first-timers will experience the sweeping musical styles Siegel leaned on through the years, from his early days of new age to his current contemporary jazz muse. The tunes are from three albums Siegel released in the mid-1980s: Another Time, Another Place; On the Edge and Short Stories.

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