Released April 2nd, 2008

Saxophonist, composer, and author Steve Treseler brings his modern jazz conception to life with his debut album Resonance. Steve's music is influenced by jazz artists Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, and Lennie Tristano, and also by the music of classic and contemporary songwriters. Resonance features Treseler's compositions, notably the haunting melodies "The Gathering," and Redemption." Overdubbed horns bring to life the rich harmonies of Wheeler's “Opening from the Sweet Time Suite” and the virtuosic chromaticism of Tristano's “Two Not One.” A highlight of the album is Treseler's woodwind chorale arrangement of Iron and Wine's "Naked As We Came." A student of Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer, Steve Lacy and George Garzone, Steve was named "Outstanding Soloist" by Down Beat Magazine in the 2003 student music awards. Steve is a member of the Jim Knapp Orchestra and is the author of an instructional book about creative improvisation which will be available in Fall 2008 through CMA Press.

  • Steve Treseler saxophones and clarinet
  • Dawn Clement piano 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9
  • Chris Spencer electric guitar 2, 3, 4, 7, 8;
    acoustic guitar 6
  • Jon Hamar double bass all except 8
  • Dean Schmidt electric bass 8
    Steve Korn drums

Track information

  • Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, and 9 Recorded at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA, June 15, 2007
  • Tracks 1, 5, 6, and 8 Recorded by Chris Spencer at SophiaHat Studios, Seattle, WA, October 21, 2007
  • Additional recording at SophiaHat Studio December 2007
  • Mixed by Reed Ruddy at Studio X, Seattle, WA, Jan 7-8, 2008

Track listing

  1. Opening from the Sweet Time Suite
  2. The Gathering
  3. Two Not One
  4. Redemption
  5. Acrobatics
  6. Naked As We Came
  7. Palindrome for Roo
  8. Vina's Lullaby
  9. Look for the Silver Lining