Home » Jazz Musicians » Karl Berger Discography

Heart Is A Melody

Karl Berger

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Views: 306

Tracks

Ganesh; Before Or Since; Couldnt Hear You; Ornette; Gentle Giant; Art; Why Not; Noble Heart; Going Out; Here Is A Melody Of Time.

Personnel

Additional Personnel / Information

Karl Berger: vibraphone, Rhodes, piano, Melodica.

Album Description

The 87-year-old Karl Berger is one of the most important personalities in modern jazz, period! These are the words of the great Kirk Knuffke - a top-shelf creative cornetist based in New York City, and the initiator of an incredible multi-generational meeting-of-the-minds on this incredible new recording. Knuffke doesn’t mince his words and goes on to call Berger the father of the vibraphone in modern music. Karl Berger is nothing short of a genius - a master musician who also shines as a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor, and inspiring teacher with a long and wildly fascinating career that intersects with just about every major player throughout the history of avant-garde jazz. The musical material on HEART IS A MELODY is a blend of compositions written by some major personalities, players, and friends from throughout Karl's life, mixed with some of Karl's own music and some of Kirk's. Everything is connected to Berger's fantastic career and incredible story. Here are four musicians from three generations, with the 87-year-old Karl Berger acting as the central catalyst. He welcomes the listener into the space of possibilities through his playing, compositions, and deep empathy. A true genius. Kirk, Jay, Matt, and Maestro Berger are a gift.


Review



< Previous
Sketches

Comments


Tags

Album uploaded by Michael Ricci

More Albums

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

MBefore

Tao Forms
2022

buy

Sketches

Fresh Sound Records
2022

buy

Heart Is A Melody

Self Produced
2022

buy

The Lake and the Music

JazzSick Records
2020

buy

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.