Standards (And Other Songs)
Guitarist Mike Stern, who has earned accolades and awards for playing high-energy rock-oriented fusion on albums such as "Give And Take" and "Play", did an about-face in 1992 by releasing a CD of. jazz/bebop standards. Standards (And Other Songs) also includes three original numbers (the 'other songs'), but for the most part, Stern uses a lightly-chorused, clean guitar sound on such classics as Miles Davis' "Nardis" and "Jean Pierre", John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice", Chick Corea's "Windows" and Thelonius Monk's "Straight No Chaser". Stern recruited a number of more-than-able musicians to accompany him through the adventurous material, including trumpeter Randy Brecker, sax man Bob Berg, and keyboardist/producer Gil Goldstein. Standards (And Other Songs) may have received little fanfare upon its initial release, but it is a CD well worth acquiring for a fresh, virtuosic and guitaristic spin on these compositions.
|06:37||Like Someone In Love||Instrumental|
|09:12||There Is No Greater Love||Instrumental|
|05:26||Straight No Chaser||Instrumental|
|Jay Anderson||Acoustic Bass|
|Ben Perowsky||Drums ("Lost Time" and "Nardis")|
|Larry Grenadier||Acoustic Bass ("Lost Time" and "Nardis")|
|Gil Goldstein||Keyboards, Production|
|James Farber||Engineering, Mixing|
|Yubad Navas||Engineering Assistance|
|Kathryn Miller||Engineering Assistance|
|Dave Schiffman||Engineering Assistance|
|Scott Ansell||Addtiional Engineering|
|Inge Schaap||Art Direction, Design|
|Recorded at Centerfield Productions, NYC.
Mixed at Skyline Studios.
Mastered at Sterling Sound Studios.