“Odd and excellent, taut with paradox”
– Ben Ratliff, the New York Times

Romance, the 2008 CD by trombonist and composer Jacob Garchik, featuring Dan Weiss on drums and Jacob Sacks on piano, with special guest Judith Berkson, vocals.

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1. Initiate 4:24 Excerpt (mp3)
2. Medium 4:05 Free Download (mp3)
3. Mahl 6:37
4. Waltz 3:45
5. Unis 4:33
6. Out of Focus 4:01
7. Just Look at Us 5:39
8. Focus 2:42
9. Romance 3:57
10. One Note 4:37

Jacob Garchik – trombone
Jacob Sacks – piano
Dan Weiss – drums, tabla (on 8)
Judith Berkson – voice (7, 10)

all music written by Jacob Garchik and copyright 2008 Hogoe Publishing (ASCAP)

Recorded June 2-3 2007 by Richard Lamb at Systems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Mixed by Jon Rosenberg at the Corner Store
Mastered by Steve Vavagiakis at Bang Zoom Mastering

About the musicians

Dan Weiss has performed and or recorded with David Binney, the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Ravi Coltrane, Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Wayne Krantz, Kenny Werner, Ritchie Beirach, Jazz Mandolin Project, and Uri Caine. He started playing the drums at the age of 6. He has toured Europe and the U.S. extensively for 6 years with many different projects. He has also played in South America and Asia. He has recorded for Omnitone, Fresh sound/new talent, Arabesque, Criss cross, Between The lines, and Act record labels.
Dan has studied tabla for the last 7 years exclusively under the guidance of his guru Pandit Samir Chatterjee. He has performed classical indian music with Ramesh Mishra, Mandira Lahiri, Subra Guha, Anoushka Shankar and Steve Gorn. He has also performed in recitals with his teacher in Kolkatta, India.
His newly released solo album contains traditional tabla repertoire adapted to the drumset in a classical manner.

Dan is involved with many groups at the moment but is most excited about the trio that he composes for which includes Jacob Sacks and Thomas Morgan.
Dan Weiss Selected Discography:

Dan Weiss Trio — Now Yes When — 2007
Rudresh Mahanthappa – Codebook — 2006
Dan Weiss — Tintal Drumset solo — Chhandayan 2005
David Binney — Bastion Of Sanity — Criss Cross 2005

Joel Harrison — So Long Second Street — ACT 2004

Jacob Sacks is one of the most creative pianists on the NYC jazz scene today. His strong individual voice has been heard in a variety of settings ranging from the mainstream jazz traditions of the Mingus Big Band and Orchestra to the compositional free jazz style of the Mat Maneri ensemble to the vamp based fusion of Dave Binney’s Balance.

Originally from Michigan, Jacob moved to NYC in 1995 to study with Garry Dial at the Manhattan School Of Music. After graduating in 1998, he focused his energies on both performing and teaching music. In the performing arena, Jacob became a member of many different ensembles, recorded several albums, and has toured the United States, Europe, and Canada several times.

Along the way, Jacob has had the honor and privilege to perform with musicians such as Clark Terry, Paul Motian, Joe Maneri, Charles Gayle, Eddie Henderson, Christian McBride, Brian Blade, Tony Malaby, Chris Potter, Mark Turner, Ben Monder, Adam Rogers, Kenny Wollesen, Gene Jackson, and Matt Wilson.

Jacob currently resides in Brooklyn, where he is working on several recording projects and on a book for beginning pianists.

Jacob Sacks Selected Discography:
Sacks/Opsvik/Maneri/Motian — Two Miles A Day — Loyal Label/Yeah Yeah 2007
David Binney — Bastion Of Sanity — Criss Cross 2005
Eivind Opsvik — Overseas II — Fresh Sound New Talent 2005
Eivind Opsvik — Overseas — Fresh Sound New Talent 2003

Judith Berkson’s experience ranges from encounters with folk legend Theodore Bikel and saxophonist Steve Coleman to renditions of the works of Milton Babbitt to collaborations with Joe Maneri and Osvaldo Golijov. As a soloist she accompanies her microtonal singing on analog wurlitzer. She currently teaches a class in microtones as well as harmony and counterpoint and in addition to performing new music she is a Cantor and teaches liturgical music at Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation on Long Island.

Judith Berkson Selected Discography:
Judith Berkson — Out of Nowhere — Peacock 2008
Friendly Bears — On Oceans, Light, And Sleep — Pralaya 2005
Steve Coleman — Lucidarium — Label Bleu 2004