One by One
Sit back and enjoy a set! This new album, recorded live at Boxley’s in 2010, is like having a private club performance of BJQ’s greatest hits on demand. The album features Bernie’s vocal taking on several jazz standards, including “Bye Bye Blackbird” and “Willow Weep for Me.” It also highlights his virtuosic abilities on the flute in performances of Duke Ellington’s “In a Sentimental Mood,” Dizzy Gillespie’s “A Night in Tunisia,” and Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Wave.” The band swings through the title track: Wayne Shorter’s “One by One.” Bernie’s sense of fun shines through in his rendition of James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and in the album’s close with “Flintstones Theme.” Regular fans of BJQ will feel as though they were there for this classic performance.
Released in January 2012 on Pony Boy Records.
Live at the Farm
Eleven is Forever
“Eleven is Forever“, recorded in 2009, features Bernie’s lyrical flute work on Overton Berry’s original title track. Plus, he wails on the cowbell on “Digby.”
Can’t Get Enough
Darrius Willrich’s album “Can’t Get Enough“, which was produced by Vitamin D,features Bernie on the track “Desire.” Willrich writes “I think this is one of the best flute solos EVER recorded. I should issue a public challenge for DJs to come up with one that bests it. The singing and harmonizing you hear being done on the recording are not overdubs. He is singing and harmonizing while playing the flute in real time. WTF?! I didn’t even know you could do that.”
Live Live Live
Launching her jazz career late in life, Edmonia Jarrett recorded her first album “Live Live Live” in 1996 at age 56. Bernie was one of a host of Northwest jazz musicians who was honored to work with the late Ms. Jarrett on this project. Ms. Jarrett’s husky vocals were reminiscent of Carmen McRae. Her verve for life was an inspiration to many.