Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra

Night Devoid of Stars (Cellar Live)

Vancouver-based jazz composer Daniel Hersog wrote much of the music for Night Devoid of Stars, his debut big-band album, early in the morning before teaching, with news on the TV in the background. Hersog took the title from a Martin Luther King quote due to the darker strain of current events. The album features the composer conducting his 16-piece Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchestra and two showcase soloists, tenor saxophonist Noah Preminger and pianist Frank Carlberg. Both are devoted colleagues of Hersog’s from his days at New England Conservatory, with Preminger a classmate and Carlberg a teacher.

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Personnel

Chris Startup Alto Saxophone, Clarinet
Michael Braverman Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone,Clarinet
Noah Preminger Tenor Saxophone
Tom Keenlyside Tenor Saxophone, flute, piccolo, alto flute
Ben Henriques Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Michael Kim Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Brad Turner Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Derry Byrne Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Jocelyn Waugh Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Rod Murray Trombone
Jim Hopson Trombone
Brian Harding Trombone
Sharman King Bass Trombone
Frank Carlberg Piano
James Meger Bass
Michael Sarin Drums

Track Listing

  1. Cloud Break
  2. Motion
  3. Makeshift Memorial
  4. Night Devoid Of Stars
  5. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  6. Indelible
  7. Song For Henrique

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