Primary Instrument: Bass
As bassist and composer, Chuck Bergeron is one of the most active and innovative musicians working in the field of jazz. Equally versatile on the acoustic and electric bass, his unique compositional style and approach to improvisation reflect a wide variety of musical influences and confirm a deep commitment to the rich polyrhythmic characteristics of his musical and cultural heritage.
Chuck’s newest CD, My Take - A collection of Friends and Standards, is his fifth as a leader. This recording is a collection of standards plus one Mingus composition produced in conjunction with his good friend and teaching colleague, Dr. Phil Strange. The arrangements, crafted to feature the melodic possibilities of the bass, showcase Phil’s unique approach to improvisation and feature guest appearances by New York jazz luminary Charles Pillow and vocalist Kevin Mahogany....