to his official biography keyboardist Dan Siegel has already
released twenty solo albums. With Origins he has
just launched his newest project. Anew a collaboration with
bassist Brian Bromberg.
Beside Dan and Brian are performing Allen Hinds (electric
guitar), Ramon Stagnaro (acoustic guitar), Craig
Fundyga (vibraphone), Rogerio Jardim (voice), Vinnie
Colaiuta (drums) and Lenny Castro (percussion). All
compositions and arrangements are by Dan.
The term Rite of Passage envelops the visitor in an aura of
the mysterious and mystical. Siegel, however relies on the
familiar environment, proven chords and harmonies. There is
nothing wrong with that, because he perfected them.
Alexander Graham Bell made the famous announcement “When one
door closes another opens”. When One Door Closes
musically distributes the optimism that underlies this
After All catches the moment of humbling magic
comparable to Sting's emotional song Fragile.
Lost and Found is usually a place in a public building
where things that people have lost are stored. Musicians
often use this definition for pieces, already created
sometimes ago and then rediscovered. In any case, this piece
has a justification for existence and release.
Arabesque is a type of music which uses melodies to
create the atmosphere of Arabic architecture. Dan achieves
the Arab appeal by the use of an acoustic guitar, oriental
drum and yet remains anchored in Western music culture.
Moon and Stars are familiar and yet so far away. With
this peaceful and relieving melody Dan soothes the mind of
listeners. Strange Sky is a phenomena that often
occurs when a storm is arising. Dan unfolds multi-colored
nuances, which are discharged in a fireworks of piano solo.
When the heat of the sun tickles your skin and you relax and
enjoy life, then a feeling of happiness animates your soul.
Under the Sun captures that moment of bliss that
unfortunately lasts too short. Crossing is the
interface of life where decisions have to be made. This
element of fatality is also felt in Dan's performance.
Origins draws back to the beginnings of humanity, of
nations, of development. When life was still full of
hardships, but unregulated and free. Energy, assertiveness
and irrepressible will to live are attributes inherent in
Dan Siegel remains true to his well-established style, which
moves in the melodious contemporary jazz without fashionable
bonds and technical bells and whistles. His tried and tested
team helps him realize his sonic dreams giving the listeners
beautiful musical hours for a long time.
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Artist: Dan Siegel
Total Time: 46:44 min
Genre: Contemporary Jazz
Label: Seal Stone Music
01. Rite of Passage 05:00
02. When One Door Closes 03:43
03. After All 04:44
04. Lost and Found 03:50
06. Moon and Stars 04:56
07. Strange Sky
08. Under the Sun 04:51
09. Crossing 05:04