Bill Gerhardt – Momentum (SCCD 31691)

A sequel to Gerhardt’s successful first solo album All That I Have SCCD 31661 portraits the pianist/composer in deeply personal picture. “…, those who listened to and loved "All That I Have" will find further delightful satisfaction in encountering the nine parts that make up "Momentum". Together they embody the true essence of Bill's musical philosophy . (Mark Gardner – from the linernotes) 1. One For Herbie (Bill Gerhardt)2. Daughter (Bill Gerhardt)3. Amsterdam (Bill Gerhardt)4. Coincidences (Bill Gerhardt)5. Sleet (Bill Gerhardt)6. Emerald (Bill Gerhardt)7. Cloud Field (Bill Gerhardt)8. Gary's Waltz (Gary McFarland)9. Momentum (Bill Gerhardt) UPC/EAN: 716043169122 … Continue reading

Bill Gerhardt – All That I Have (SCCD 31661)

Following two successful albums (SCCD 31629 Stained Glass and SCCD 31643 Thrive ) with his inventive group Cotangent, Bill Gerhardt on this new CD is at the Fazioli grand piano all by himself to offer us an immensely attractive solo recital. 1. Patchwork (Bill Gerhardt)2. Bud Powell (Chick Corea)3. Not Forgetting (Ron Brendle)4. Darn That Dream (Jimmy Van Heusen)5. Contrast (Bill Gerhardt)6. Only Trust Your Heart (Benny Carter)7. Synesthesia (Bill Gerhardt)8. All That I Have (Bill Gerhardt)9. I'm Old Fashioned (Jerome Kern)10. Last Peace (Bill Gerhardt) UPC/EAN: 716043166121 … Continue reading

Bill Gerhardt – Thrive (SCCD 31643)

At this stage of his development, with more than 30 years' playing under his belt, Gerhardt is definitely his own man, compositionally and instrumentally. That is as it should be. First and foremost he considers himself a composer; Cotangent is an outlet for his creations to be heard. At the same time he has evolved his own playing to achieve a personal sound at the keyboard. Mark Gardner (from the linernotes) 1. Roundabout (Bill Gerhardt)2. Sliver Liver (Bill Gerhardt)3. Repeat Beginnings (Bill Gerhardt)4. Esdrainia (Bill Gerhardt)5. Repair (Bill Gerhardt)6. No Fault At All (Bill Gerhardt)7. Thrive (Bill Gerhardt) UPC/EAN: 716043164325 … Continue reading

Bill Gerhardt – Stained Glass (SCCD 31629)

Pianist Bill Gerhardt has been a part of active jazz scene in New York for the past decade with his working band Cotangent with which he makes his leader debut here on the label. Since his impressive sideman appearance on Jed Levy’s “Round And Round” (SCCD 31529) in 2002 Gerhardt has been on the “must record” list of SteepleChase. 1. Visitor (Bill Gerhardt)2. Little Penny (Marc Mommaas)3. Paragraph (Bill Gerhardt)4. Words (Bill Gerhardt)5. Stained Glass (Bill Gerhardt)6. Video Tapes and Lies (Tim Horner)7. Holding Noa (Mike Holstein) UPC/EAN: 716043162925 … Continue reading