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Dan Siegel: Origins

Read "Origins" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Keyboard ace Dan Siegel's music has “contemporary chic" written all over it. Having worked a smooth seam for decades and crafted a fair amount of music for television and film, he knows a thing or two about putting together a tight arrangement, pulling from different stylistic sources, contracting the right players for a job, and producing a record with nary a rough edge to be seen. All of that knowledge and all of those skills were put to good use ...

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Dan Siegel: Inside Out

Read "Inside Out" reviewed by Brian Soergel

Almost a quarter century after his debut, Dan Siegel remains one of the kings of smooth-as-silk piano smooth jazz. No computer blips or hip-hop samples here. Siegel is such a mellow mood on his first new studio CD in six years that if you're not completely relaxed after his latest, you should probably get your money back. Saxophonists Boney James and Jeff Kashiwa spice things up in solos and as part of a horn section, but their playing enhances the ...

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Dan Siegel: Along The Way: The Best Of Dan Siegel

Read "Along The Way: The Best Of Dan Siegel" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By now, keyboardist Dan Siegel's name has become associated irrevocably with contemporary jazz. And he has become quite successful by consistently pursuing that style. While all of us now hear smooth jazz on the radio stations, often in competition with straight-ahead jazz stations or public radio jazz programming, it wasn't always so. As the fusion of the seventies gave way to uncertainty about the future of jazz in the early eighties (remember the “Jazz Is Dead" slogan?), Siegel emerged with ...


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