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Jason Weber – In Too Deep

In Too DeepIn Too Deep is saxophonist Jason Weber’s 8th CD release. Unlike Weber’s previous work, this album is exclusively a baritone saxophone feature. “I feel the bari is an under-utilized voice, except when holding down the bottom end of a horn section like Doc Kupka in Tower of Power”, Weber explains. “Typically it’s tenor, alto or soprano handling the melodies & solos. There are some obvious exceptions with albums by some great bari players like Pepper Adams, Ronnie Cuber & Gerry Mulligan, but their music is primarily straight ahead jazz. This album has more of a funky, contemporary vibe. I also wanted to showcase the extended altissimo range of the bari on several of the cuts which is also something that you don’t hear often enough. It has a very cool, fat texture that you can’t get on tenor & alto.”

In Too Deep (The Baritone Sessions) is the long awaited baritone sax feature album from this talented artist. Aggressive, funky & a unique approach to this under-utilized member of the saxophone family! Now at CDBaby.

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Mike DeRose & Jason Weber – 1st Avenue Reunion

Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1994 Jason Weber is since a long time an integral part of the San Diego jazz scene. He started his solo career with 1st AVENUE in 1997, followed by Leap of Faith (1999), Something Blue (2002), Can U Feel Me Now? (2005) and in 2009 Five. He also collaborated with guitarist Michael Rosati on the album Bringin’ It (2011).

His newest collaboration is with  guitarist Mike DeRose, who already performed on Jason’s albums Something Blue and Five. Mike DeRose hails from the Midwest city of Racine, WI. Born & raised there he was drawn towards the guitar at an early age. Mike taught guitar for 20 years at a local music store, until recently when he decided to devote all of his time to recording and performing. To date Mike has appeared on several projects, as guest musician, for such artists as: Jason Weber, Bennett Carl, The Smooth Jazz All Stars, khalage, G. Womack. He has also recorded and released original material, and his own renditions of pop standards.

1st Avenue Reunion is now available at CDBaby.

Jason Weber- Five

Graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1994 Jason Weber is since a long time an integral part of the San Diego jazz scene. He started his solo career with 1st AVENUE in 1997, followed by Leap of Faith (1999), Something Blue (2002), Can U Feel Me Now? (2005) and this year Five.

On his new album Jason is supported by drummers Steve Ferrone and Duncan Moore, keyboardists Michael Leroy & Tad Sisler, bassists Nathan Brown & Chris Kringel, & guitarist Mike DeRose. Jason wrote most of the compositions in part with producer Marcel East. Guitarist/songwriter/producer Marcel East is Nathan East younger brother, working with Nathan on numerous projects including Fourplay, Al Jarreau, David Benoit and more.

The album starts with the apodictic U Know U Like It. Indeed this compelling tune offers an addictive melody which let’s you prick up your ears. Jason and Marcel East composed For The Children for those who will follow us and will hopefully have a better childhood than Michael Jackson.

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