PENUMBRA

1  Moon Alley
2  Desert Moonlight
3  Moonlight in Vermont
4  Penumbra
5  Sea of Tranquility
6  Sea of Serenity
7  Sea of Fertility
8  Autumn Moon
9  Harvest Moon
10  Moon Rocks (Keepnews Blues)

PERSONNEL

Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn; Dave Ellis, tenor saxophone; John Heller, guitar; Rob Burger, accordion; Bill Douglass, bass and hsiao (Chinese flute); Kenny Wollesen, drums. Recorded September 23 and 24 1996 at Bay Records, Berkeley, California. Produced by Orrin Keepnews. Recording engineer Ron Davis. Assistant engineer Jim Ruzicka. Mastering: George Horn.

DESCRIPTION

Produced by legendary record executive Orrin Keepnews, Dmitri Matheny’s 1996 sophomore CD Penumbra is a collection of swinging, romantic jazz inspired by the Moon. The CD received 3-1/2 stars (out of 4) in Downbeat, selection as a Bay City Best in San Francisco Examiner Magazine, ranking in the Top 25 on the national Gavin jazz radio chart, and praise as “one of the most gorgeous mainstream jazz recordings of the year” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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