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Sunjump Records Announces New CD Release By Sangeeta Michael Berardi

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Sangeeta Michael Berardi
SUNJUMP RECORDS ANNOUNCES NEW RELEASE FOR 2012

Sangeeta Michael Berardi: Calling Coltrane
Sangeeta Michael Berardi, Guitar
James Finn, Tenor Sax, Flute
John Esposito, Piano
Hilliard Greene, Bass
Peter O'Brien, Drums

The second part of the 1996 Studio session that yielded Sangeeta Michael Berardi's Earthship reveals more of this under-recorded, highly original guitarist. Recorded at Nevessa Studio, Woostock, NY by Ted Orr and remastered by Scott Petito at NRS Studio, Catskill, NY in 2011. Includes five compositions by Berardi, two by Esposito and “Wise One" by John Coltrane. An unusual mix of quintet pieces and duets, including several incandescent guitar/drums explorations. Cover and interior art, paintings, drawings and poems by Sangeeta.

“Berardi's guitar is a soaring, swooping, melodious jet turbine of an instrument, owing as much perhaps to Jimi Hendrix as to any jazz guitarist. The atmosphere of Earthship is one of deep spirituality, much like John Coltrane during the saxophonist's Impulse! Records years....when Berardi takes his solo, it's as if he is diving in from the stratosphere....a radioactive shimmer of brash spirituality ." —Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz

“(Earthship) delivers uncompromising expression, melody, energy, and communication. This recording is pure and honest, deeply from of the Coltrane mold, but filled with unique individual thought and original ideas.... Berardi's voice rings most true, he is a seasoned storyteller with invention and wisdom to bestow along the way. There is seamless weaving between composition and group improvisation, structure and group invention." —Erik Lawrence, Chronogram

“Dark-toned electric musings... might serve as a good antidote for listlessness or general malaise." —Glenn Astarita, All About Jazz

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