Bob Berg

Genres: Jazz Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Tags: jazz saxophone fusion tenor sax contemporary jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Berg, 7 April 1951, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 5 December 2002, Long Island, New York, USA. Studying for a short time at the New York School of Performing Arts, before leaving prematurely to take a year’s practical course at the Juilliard School of Music, as a young tenor saxophonist, Berg’s interests were very much in the free jazz scene and the later work of John Coltrane. He involved himself in this area of jazz from 1966 onwards. In 1969, he became tired of its uncertainties and, deciding to study bop’s solid harmonic schemes, joined Brother Jack McDuff’s band. The next 15 years were spent in traditional hard-bop environments, where Berg could practise and expand his harmonic knowledge. Between 1973 and 1976 he worked in Horace Silver’s band, and then followed this with seven years in Cedar Walton’s group, touring regularly and recording. However, Berg’s musical identity was really formed after Miles...

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