A few words from Steve Weingart on "Dark Blue Dream":
I am very happy to announce the release of my 2nd CD. The musicians on this recording with me are: Frank Gambale-guitar, Jimmy Earl-bass, Tom Brechtlein-drums. There are also guest appearances by: Ernie Watts-saxophone on 'Asfew', Ronnie Gutierrez-percussion on 'Asfew', and my wife, Renee Jones-bass on 'Soundscape 1', 'Soundscape 4', and 'Unforgotten Path'. Renee also sings on '3 Til Dawn' and 'Unforgotten Path'.
I wrote all of the music for this CD which was originally recorded in 2004. It was my intention to record this CD in the spirit of live performance. I wanted to convey the feeling to the listener of being at a concert. In a live concert setting, musically speaking, anything can happen, and with the right chemistry with the musicians, it does! This has a direct reflection on the duration of these songs. I'm not hiding the fact that a lot of the songs are long by today's popular radio standards. "Time flies when you're having fun" and this is what happened during those 2 days in the studio recording this music. I think out of my friendship and respect for each of the musicians, it needs to be said as complimentary as possible: Each song is a 'one take' performance, and if I may say: great performances they are!
I began mixing and editing all of this music earlier this year (2006) using "Logic Pro" on my computer. I wrote some new songs that were born in the experimenting process of learning "Logic". These songs are: 'Soundscape 1', 'Soundscape 4', and 'Unforgotten Path', all of which feature my wife, Renee. We really enjoyed our time in the studio together, and I believe you can hear that in the music. I also went on an 'editing journey' on what became 'Outside In (Part 2)'. Using drum loops and synthesizer sounds from 'Spectrasonics' "Atmosphere" and "Stylus RMX" software, and "Logic's" synthesizer modules, I was able to create a dreamy state that included Frank's guitar lines from 'Outside In (pt.1).
I'm proud of the work that went into this CD, and am honored to have such great friends and musicians share their talents and these musical moments with me. Thanks for sharing this musical journey with us.
For more info on "Dark Blue Dream", check out the additional liner notes found in the 'press' area of my web site.