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Permanent Solution

by The Bernd Brothers

Driven fusion, funk, rock, jazz, and a bit of fast pickin country guitar to boot. You will love this cd .
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Permanent Solution
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2. Sweet Dreams
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3. Funk-A-Tash
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4. Steve's Quick Pick
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5. Risk Factor
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6. EM9
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7. Heavenly Melody
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8. Hot Mustard
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9. Skyline Drive
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10. Calm Before The Storm
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11. Steppin Out
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12. Forever Land
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13. A Night In Tunisia
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14. White Sands
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mike Varney: Guitarplayer Magazine Says," An extremely versatile musician, Steve plays in a variety of styles, and displays an excellent vocabulary of Hot licks in his material that ranges from Fusion to Funk and Rock, with many intricate rhythm arrangements and strong melodic themes.

THESE GUYS ARE HOT!!!!!!

THEIR FUSION OF STYLES IS REMARKABLE!!

The Bernd Brothers is a blend of instrumental jazz, funk, rock and latin grooves, this integration of styles features smooth as well as sizzling guitars played by Stephen Bernd, serious funk and smooth growling fretless bass lines played by Bill Bernd, outstanding drums and percussion by seasoned performer Jeff Geyer and red hot keyboards By David Hicks.

Stephen and Bill Bernd are both extremely versatile musicians. Stephen has been featured in Guitar Player magazine's, Spotlight for new talent. Bill,is a well known bassist in central Florida. Together, they have played the casino circuits, the fair circuits of nothern Calif and clubs all over the US. Jeff Geyer is a well known percussionist and studio player in central Florida, playing drums and congas in many styles. David Hicks is the owner and studio engineer at Labyrinth recording, audio/visual productions Inc. an excellent engineer and keyboard player.
Current Events:
Bill and Stephen reunited in March of 2001 to record their first cd ON FIRE! consisting of six original compostions, all instrumentals, with a variety of jazz genres from hard driven fusion to smooth jazz. Permanent Solution went all the way up to #1 on MP3.com Jazz fusion charts and stayed there approx twenty days. It also stayed on the top forty about six months. Funk-A-Tash was selected to be one of the songs preloaded on a popular mp3 player, Eastech, a company based out of Japan and hand chosen by Javamusic.com professionals.
The second cd, RISK FACTOR! was recorded the following year in July of 2002. This cd consist of seven original compositions and also of many jazz styles, Skyline Drive is a smooth instrumental guitar piece with a keyboard intro and outtro, this song was selected by Judivor productions for a compilation cd The Jazz Room Jazz Mix Volume 1. along with other accomplished artist like Carmine D'Amico Ensemble, Morris Code , Daniel Martina, Triad to name just a few.
The third cd, Permanent Solution is the best songs picked from both cd's and remastered and professionally produced !!
The Bernd Brothers music have been listened to by more than 140,000 listeners on MP3.com and are very grateful for the recognition they have recieved since uploading their terrific music on the internet musical highway!
Musicians:

Steve Bernd: Guitars
Bill Bernd: Bass
Dave Hicks: Keyboards, vocals
Jeff Geyer: Drums and Percussion

Instruments
1962 Fender Statocaster, Custom Telecaster, Ibeanez Artstar,Hammer five string and Fender jazz fretless bass, Yamaha drums, Sabian and zildjian cymbals. Cosmic percussion congas and bongos!


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Sue


Great arrangements!! Its easy to hear how much experience you guys have!

RAVI (www.heyravi.com)

Awesome playing!
This was a treat...a CD with great performance chops, solid writing (lots of variety), and nice production. Any fan of melodic jazz/fusion would enjoy this. There is also something special about brothers (I have worked with several pairs and trios in my career) in that an inherent synergy exists that can lift a musical production higher than the rest! Good job guys!

Pamme

This CD is in your face, Smokin'!!!
This is the 2nd CD I have bought of The Bernd Brothers. The playing is stunning, the songwriting is exceptional and the production is very good. If you like a blend of Rock, Jazz and Blues instrumentals, you HAVE TO BUY THIS CD! It smokes! Thanks for the great music!

Drew Cissel

Great CD!
Steve! I knew you would still be playing guitar, I just listened to Permanent Solution, and all I can say is Wow! Tasteful chord progressions, nice harmonic leads, and a cool blend of guitar orchestration and improvisation. A kickin funk filled bass riff, And excellent solo's from guitars to keyboards. My hats off to you sir! I would seriously be interested in hearing your band live if you ever play in the DC area

Carmine D\'Amico

The Bernd Brother are Groovin"
I as an artist on CD baby myself,really loved The Bernd Brothers Music.Groove after Groove.Funky,Exciting songs.Performed and recorded GREAT.A Must GET,Carmine D'Amico

Donna

Terrific music, top notch playing!!
I listened to this cd and found it to be exceptional, the playing ability of these guys are phenomenal. I give this cd 5 stars.

Howie Southburn

Awsome CD. I can't stop playing it.
This is one of the best CD's I have listened to in a long time. Every song is totally entertaining. I listen to it on my way to and from work every day. The Bernd Bros. are both extremely versatile writers and players. I would advise everyone to listen to at least one cut,they will definatly buy it. Thank you Howie

Vern Williamson

It's just a kick a_ _ Jazz Fusion Music CD
These brothers really play with alot of soul. I love the CD. Permanent Solution is a great cut. If you hav'nt haerd it you should. Thanks Vern Williamson

Pepi

Took me by Surprise!
I was quite surpirsed at the level of musicianship that's on this CD. Some nice "Chops" are displayed here.

Sammi Morelli

The Bernd Brothers are AWESOME!!!
The Bernd Brothers CD is totally Amazing! Every song is smokin'!! Every song is greatness in motion and I am so pleased that i'll be able to listen to them now in something other than my home computer. In fact i bought 2 cd's..one for the car and one for my personal player!!! If you haven't heard these fabulous guitar wizards you definitely should!! Hats off on a great one guyz!!