Recorded at The Canterbury Music Company by Jeremy Darby. Mixed by John Herberman, except “Newtown Funk”, mixed by Jeremy Darby. Mastering; Peter Letros, Wreckhouse Mastering.

John Herberman; Scarbee Rhodes Mark I, piano. Vern Dorge; alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet. Jeff McLeod, piano. Pat Kilbride; 5-string bass, fretless bass, acoustic bass. Davide Direnzo; drums. Margaret Maria, cello.

All music composed and arranged by John Herberman ©2020 Ceola Music Publishing SOCAN

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IN AN ENGLISH GARDEN

Strange title, I know, and anyone who gets the reference gets free lunch. Hint - it’s a Beatles tune. A rare chance for the electric piano to shine. Pat plays a beautiful solo on fretless bass near the end.

SMALL TOWN NEAR PORTLAND

There was a fantastic jazz/world fusion band in the 80’s called “Oregon”, that featured guitarist Ralph Towner and jazz reed player Paul McCandless. This band had a huge influence on me as a young(er) musician, and its sound has stayed with me all these years.

This tune is a piano duet (duel?) Jeff is on the left, and I am on the right. Make sure you have your headphones on correctly... Ah what the hell - put ‘em on backwards. He’s better than I am.

RAGS TO RICHES

This song is a nod to Ragtime, an early influence in the history of jazz, and to Oscar Peterson’s “Hymn to Freedom”, surely one of the great riches in Canadian jazz music.

I’m on piano. Vern provides commentary and clarification on clarinet.

NEWTOWN FUNK

Everybody’s rockin’ on this tune - Jeff, Vern and Pat give it their all on their solos. Even I get into the action on the Scarbee Rhodes Mark I.

The CERB Sessions 2020

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