Steve Weingart- Dark Blue Dream
Dark Blue Dream is sophomore effort from LA Keyboardist Steve Weingart. A former member of the Dave Weckl Band, Steve delivers a solid plate of intelligent compostions played with a style and taste.
The album features a rocking cast of Frank Gambale on guitar, Jimmy Earl on Bass (Jeez Does he Smoke !!- ) and Tom Breichtlein on Drums. It is quite interesting to hear Steve backed up Chick Corea band mates on this effort. Steve wife Renee Jones on bass and vocals pulls of her part with ease and confidence along with Ronnie Gutierrez on percussion and Ernie Watts on Sax.
There are 11 tracks on this album, Weingart maintains an ambient, dreamy sound throughout the record, providing Gambale and team to go for it from the get-go. Compostions like Night Visitor and Tone Poem has flavors of Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock from their electric period but Steve Weingart has definitely added his own touch. What’s remarkable about Steve is his ability and confidence to give plenty of room to the other soloists in the group.
The tunes were recorded in first take and definitely provides a feeling of spontaniety and freedom in the music. An enjoyable listen !!
Album: Dark Blue Dream
Artist: Steve Weingart
Lineup: Frank Gambale(g); Jimmy Earl (bass), Tom Brechtlein (drums) Guests Ernie Watts (saxophone); Ronnie Gutierrez (percussion)and Renee Jones (bass andvocals)