Music and Discography

Bunny Beck: Sound Tapestries CD Cover ImageBunny’s album “Sound Tapestries” was released in 2010 by PARMA Recordings on their Big Round label. The album features 8 tracks with the Bunny Beck Trio with Tom Hubbard on bass and Scott Latzky on drums, as well as 4 tracks of Bunny on solo piano. Check out Tom and Scott’s bios on this page.

SOUND TAPESTRIES

Out of Nowhere

When Your Lover Has Gone

The End of a Love Affair

On a Misty Night

Easy Living

Don’t Blame Me

Meditation

Lament

I Didn’t Know What Time It Was

I’ll Be Around

Soul Eyes

Pete Kelly’s Blues

 

Bunny Beck: From The SpiritBunny’s album From the Spirit” also on PARMA’s Big Round Label, was released May 2014. This album features the Bunny Beck Jazz Ensemble and has 8 tracks, 7 of which are Bunny’s compositions.

Please go to the MEDIA page for the Fanfare Magazine album review and interview.

 FROM THE SPIRIT

Our Fantasies

Spirit

The Night Is Long

Dark Feelings

Emanon Two

My Heart

Punch Out

Your Cheatin’ Heart

 

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The musicians featured on the album are Matt Blostein on sax, Ed MacEachen on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass and Vinnie Sperrazza on drums, with Bunny on piano. Renowned bassist, arranger and composer Tom Hubbard featured on both albums, has performed with many of the finest performers in jazz including Ron Affif, Charlie Byrd, Dewey Redman, Roy Hargrove, Randy Brecker, Kenny Washington, Kenny Barron, and Cyrus Chestnut. Tom has also accompanied many singers, including Chris Connor, Liza Minnelli, Sheila Jordan, Marilyn Maye, Martha Reeves, Laurel Masse, Joe Williams and Freddie Cole. He has performed in some of the top venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, Tokyo’s NHK Hall and Frankfurt’s Alte Oper. You can catch Tom at a multitude of venues in NYC, as well as hearing his definitive style on numerous albums. Tom is featured on both From the Spirit and Sound Tapestries. His website is tomhubbardbass.com.

 Ed MacEachen is a superb jazz guitarist who got his professional start in 1977 in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio where he studied with Bill D’Arrango (sideman with Ben Webster and Dizzy Gillespie). Ed moved to New York in 1984 where he has worked with the bands of Jack McDuff, Chico Hamilton and Ernestine Anderson among many others. He currently lives and performs in the New York City area. In addition to Ed’s wonderfully innovative playing on From the Spirit, he can be heard on Eliot Zigmund’s “Starlight”, on Ermitage Records and Bill Mobley’s “Singularity” on Space Time Records as well as on other recordings. Ed teaches in the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music program (since 1995) and at the 92nd Street Y (since 1996).

Innovative and versatile percussionist Scott Latzky featured on “Sound Tapestries”, has played and recorded with a wide range of musicians. He has created a unique ensemble – a “collective” – where he combines his skills on drums with his interest in melodic percussion. 1996 winner of the Cognac-Hennessey Jazz Search, Scott has played the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl. He’s a faculty member of Groznjan, Croatia’s summer jazz workshop, has taught at Hartwick College and since 1992 has been teaching at The Fieldston School, NY. Additionally, Scott has composed for and directed musical productions.

Reviews for Sound Tapestries….

Bunny Beck’s CD Sound Tapestries arrived in the mail today – and I have been listening this morning – a very pleasant, soothing experience – really as advertised a beautiful sound tapestry – letting the music flow over me – many great tunes solo and with the trio – I particularly enjoyed “Meditation” and it’s Latin vibe, the buoyant “When Your Lover has Gone” and a poignant “Pete Kelly’s Blues.”  And I loved the watery feeling teal and green cover –  during the dog days of summer – this is as cool and refreshing as a waterfall.

Review from Jazz Goddess 

“We love the album and really groove on it! Like being in a cozy jazz club on a rainy night, lots of warmth and sparkle.”

Review from Michel Sherman, Enchanting Guitar  Composer, Performer, Recording Artist

Click on the link below to hear a sampler of the soon-to be released “ABRAZO” album on PARMA’s new Ansonica label! The works of 8 composers were recorded by superb Cuban musicians in Havana, November 2015. The album will feature works by Roger Bourland, Donald Bowyer, Margaret Brandman, John Carollo, Timothy Miller, Mel Mobely, Michael Murray and Bunny.