Bergeron, Thomas

Daywood Drive, 2011CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 17.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Williams College Department of Music professor Thomas Bergeron (t) takes a stab at presenting Debussy’s work as if he were cast in today’s jazz scene. He assembles a quintet with guitarist David Veslocki, Dan Campolieta (p)’ Charlie Dye (perc) and bassist Samuel Adams. We were impressed with the transformation of many of the classical pieces to a jazz format. We enjoyed “The City”; the urban, syncopated vibe of “Foreverfully Falling”; and the warmth of “Epilogue: Goodnight Estelle”. Bergeron’s arrangements are on target and invite extended listening.


Publicist: Daywood Drive