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   CATWALK   is Andrew Neu's debut big band CD and was recorded in 2016 at the legendary Eastwest Studios in Los Angeles. This well-rehearsed band of seasoned studio musicians was co-led with trumpeter, Tony Bonsera. The playlist includes eight original compositions as well as the standards Body and Soul, Cinema Paradiso and What Is This Thing Called Love all arranged by Andrew.

CATWALK is Andrew Neu's debut big band CD and was recorded in 2016 at the legendary Eastwest Studios in Los Angeles. This well-rehearsed band of seasoned studio musicians was co-led with trumpeter, Tony Bonsera. The playlist includes eight original compositions as well as the standards Body and Soul, Cinema Paradiso and What Is This Thing Called Love all arranged by Andrew.

Catwalk - 2018

  1. Juggernaut - 6:09

  2. Zebrano Featuring Randy Brecker - 6:11

  3. Catwalk - 7:35

  4. Body and Soul Featuring Bob Mintzer - 8:58

  5. My Dear Featuring Eric Marienthal- 5:17

  6. What Is This Thing Called Love - 5:44

  7. Wasamba Featuring Wayne Bergeron and Brian Bromberg - 8:02

  8. Too Much Of A Good Thing Featuring Gordon Goodwin - 7:42

  9. Cinema Paradiso Featuring Rick Braun - 5:18

  10.  Blue Sesame - 6:25

  11.  Alpha Dog Featuring Brian Bromberg - 7:47

Featured Artists
Wayne Bergeron, Rick Braun, Randy Brecker, Brian Bromberg, Gordon Goodwin, Eric Marienthal & Bob Mintzer.

SAXES
Jeff Driskill – lead alto, Dan Kaneyuki –alto, Andrew Neu – tenor, flute & alto flute, Vince Trombetta – tenor, Ken Fisher – bari
TRUMPETS
Anthony Bonsera – lead, Jeff Jarvis, Jamie Hovorka – split lead 3, 7, Mike Stever
TROMBONES
Andrew Lippman – lead 4, 6, 11, Paul Young – split lead 1, 3, 8, 10, Charlie Morillas – split lead 2, Dave Ryan – split lead 5, 7, 9, Steve Hughes – bass
RHYTHM
Andy Langham – piano, Matt Hornbeck – guitar, David Hughes – bass, Jamey Tate – drums & percussion
VIBES
Craig Fundyga on Catwalk
HORN
Stephanie O’Keefe on Catwalk

Release date: January 16, 2018
Duration: 01:15:08
Genre: Jazz
Label: CGN Records
Recording Location: Be Squared Studios, Los Angeles, CA
EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, CA

 By blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, saxophonist Andrew Neu delivers a fresh sound to the contemporary music scene.  Whether he's in concert as a solo artist or a sideman, Neu's musicianship and engaging stage presence continue to get the attention of audiences and critics alike. Andrew's 4th CD is embellished by a horn section and a full orchestra, takes you on a journey around the world.  Andrew co-wrote a song with Bobby Caldwell and arranged a unique take on the jazz classic, Take Five. Inspired by the soul jazz and Latin music of the 1960s, It's reminiscent of Quincy Jones and Sergio Mendes.

By blending a unique mix of jazz, R&B, classical and Latin music, saxophonist Andrew Neu delivers a fresh sound to the contemporary music scene.  Whether he's in concert as a solo artist or a sideman, Neu's musicianship and engaging stage presence continue to get the attention of audiences and critics alike. Andrew's 4th CD is embellished by a horn section and a full orchestra, takes you on a journey around the world.  Andrew co-wrote a song with Bobby Caldwell and arranged a unique take on the jazz classic, Take Five. Inspired by the soul jazz and Latin music of the 1960s, It's reminiscent of Quincy Jones and Sergio Mendes.

Everything Happens for a Reason - 2013

  1. Everything Happens For A Reason - 5:52

  2. Poolside featuring Steve Oliver - 4:56

  3. Hit Me Up featuring Jeff Lorber - 5:28

  4. Orchestral Prelude - 1:36

  5. What Would I Do featuring Bobby Caldwell - 4:31

  6. Night Of The Mojito featuring Rick Braun and Jeff Lorber - 7:32

  7. Take Five - 6:19

  8. Dreaming Of Lions featuring Steve Oliver - 4:24

  9. Bring It On featuring Rick Braun - 5:29

  10. Vespa featuring Ramon Stagnaro & Brian Bromberg - 5:39

  11. Date Night featuring Jeff Lorber - 5:27

  12. (Bonus Track) What Would I Do featuring Brian Bromberg - 4:29

Featured Artists
Steve Oliver, Jeff Lorber, Bobby Caldwell, Rick Braun, Ramon Stagnaro & Brian Bromberg.

RHYTHM for all tracks except “What Would I Do” & “Vespa”
Jeff Lorber - Piano and Keyboards; Brian Bromberg - Upright and Electric Bass; Gannin Arnold - Guitars (except “Dreaming of Lions”); Frank “Third” Richardson - Drums; Alex Acuna - Percussion

HORNS
Anthony Bonsera - Lead Trumpet; Rob Schaer - Trumpet; Andy Martin - Trombone; Andrew Neu - Tenor Sax
Horns Arranged by Andrew Neu

ORCHESTRA
The Los Angeles Studio String Orchestra
Andrew Neu - Flute, Clarinet, & Bass Clarinet; Peter Neu - Trumpet; Kim Kelter Neu - Oboe, English Horn & Basson; Stephanie O’Keefe - Horn

Release date: July 9, 2013
Duration: 01:01:13
Genre: Jazz
Label: CGN Records

 Andrew's sax playing on his third CD,  TRY SOMETHING NEU , is stronger than ever and shows off his real jazz chops. For this release, he brings together the dream team of producers, Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb and Gerald Veasley. Each presents their own style of music; you hear a little LA, NYC and Philly vibe. With the ever present Bright and Tight Horns as well as the brilliant vocals of Bobby Caldwell, Andrew's debut on NuGroove Records immediately hit the top 20 on the smooth jazz charts.

Andrew's sax playing on his third CD, TRY SOMETHING NEU, is stronger than ever and shows off his real jazz chops. For this release, he brings together the dream team of producers, Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb and Gerald Veasley. Each presents their own style of music; you hear a little LA, NYC and Philly vibe. With the ever present Bright and Tight Horns as well as the brilliant vocals of Bobby Caldwell, Andrew's debut on NuGroove Records immediately hit the top 20 on the smooth jazz charts.

Try Somethig Neu - 2009

  1. Chez Cool featuring Chuck Loeb - 4:36

  2. Libra Rising featuring Brian Bromberg - 5:53

  3. South By Southwest - 5:37

  4. Open Mind featuring Dan Seigel - 3:53

  5. The Way Forward - 4:01

  6. Next Time I Fall (In Love) featuring Bobby Caldwell - 3:49

  7. No Hang Tonight - 5:28

  8. Wanderlust - 4:41

  9. The Nut - 4:05

  10. Try Something Neu - 5:27

  11. Next Time I Fall (In Love) (Instrumental) - 3:47

Featured Artists
Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg, Dan Seigel & Bobby Caldwell.

RHYTHM
Dave Kochanski - Keyboards; Donald Robinson – Keyboards; Gannin Arnold - Rhythm Guitar; Wendell Sewell - Rhythm Guitar; Dave Weckl - Drums; Brian Dunne - Drums; Dan Siegel – Piano and Keyboards; Gannin Arnold – Rhythm Guitar; Derek “D ‘Loc” Walker - Drums; Joel Taylor - Drums; Demetrios Pappas – Piano and Organ; Richard Tucker - Electric Guitar; Brian Bromberg – Producer, Electric, Upright and Piccolo Bass; Gerald Veasley – Producer and Bass; Rob Cochran - Bass Solo; Richard Waller – Drum Programming; Chuck Loeb – Producer and Guitar

THE BRIGHT AND TIGHT HORNS:
Chuck Gottesman - Lead Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Peter Neu - Trumpet and Flugelhorn; Brian Pastor - Trombone; Dave Cianci - Trombone and Bass Trombone (South By Southwest only); Anthony Bonsera - Trumpet; Brian Culbertson - Trombone; Andrew Neu - Tenor, Soprano and Alto Sax

Bobby Caldwell - All Vocals

Tom Zink – String Arrangement

 

Release Date: August 18, 2009
Duration: 51:17
Genre: Jazz
Recording Location: B2 Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Chez Cool Studios, Philadelphia, PA
NJP Studios, Hilton Head, SC
NJP Studios, Irvington, NY
SOW Studios, Bryn Mawe, PA

 Andrew's second CD,  IN CLEAR VIEW , began production in Philadelphia in 2004 with producer, Tom Petroski. A fortunate introduction to bassist/producer, Brian Bromberg, resulted in his contribution of 4 tunes with LA musicians. Fusion masters, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl and Vinnie Coliauta along with the Bright and Tight Horns bring tremendous energy as well. The first single; Wine, became Andrew's first radio hit and helped to propel him towards an alliance with Bobby Caldwell. A true smooth jazz project, this album continues the use of live musicians in making this a classic record with a lot of deep tracks.

Andrew's second CD, IN CLEAR VIEW, began production in Philadelphia in 2004 with producer, Tom Petroski. A fortunate introduction to bassist/producer, Brian Bromberg, resulted in his contribution of 4 tunes with LA musicians. Fusion masters, Jeff Lorber, Dave Weckl and Vinnie Coliauta along with the Bright and Tight Horns bring tremendous energy as well. The first single; Wine, became Andrew's first radio hit and helped to propel him towards an alliance with Bobby Caldwell. A true smooth jazz project, this album continues the use of live musicians in making this a classic record with a lot of deep tracks.

In Clear View - 2007

  1. Celebration - 4:16

  2. Wine - 4:48

  3. Moving On - 4:18

  4. Come To Me - 4:29

  5. Seven Mile Bridge - 3:35

  6. Night Lights - 4:29

  7. I Heard It In The Night - 3:53

  8. You Are - 3:57

  9. Shadow Dancing - 3:38

  10. Clear View - 3:42

  11. Sob City - 4:44

  12. Babe - 3:22

  13. D’aja Wu - 4:06

  14. Blame It On Rio - 5:02

  15. Easy Pass - 3:58

RHYTHM
Brian Bromberg – Bass, Piccolo Bass, drum programming, engineer, producer; Jeff Lorber – Keyboards, Guitar and Drum Programming; Vinnie Colaiuta – Drums; Thomas M. Petroski Jr. - Keyboards, Synth Bass, Drum Programming, engineer, producer; Richard Tucker – Electric and Acoustic Guitar; Gerald Veasley – Bass, arranger; Ted Thomas – Drums; Leonard ‘Doc’ Gibbs – Percussion; Gannin Arnold – Guitar; Kevin Toney - Piano and Keyboards; Craig T. Cooper – Guitar; Dave Weckl – Drums; Grant MacAvoy – Drums; Mark Walsh – Guitar; Daryl Burgee – Drums; Rob Cochran – Bass

HORNS
Andrew Neu – Soprano sax, alto sax, tenor Sax, flute, producer, horn arrangements; Anthony Bonsera – Lead Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Peter Neu – Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Brian Pastor – Trombone; Mark Hollingsworth - Tenor Sax, horn arrangement; Bill Armstrong – Trumpet; Nick Lane – Trombone

VOCALS
Mikki Kornegay, Rahsaan Patterson, Octavia Pace & Toni Scruggs

Tom McCauley – Engineer
Produced by Brian Bromberg for B2 Productions

Release Date: December 26, 2006
Duration: 01:02:45
Genre: Jazz
Recording Location: B2 Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Chez Cool Studios, Philadelphia, PA
Forge Studios, Oreland, PA
Morning Star Studios, Springhouse, PA

 Andrew's first CD,  INSPIRE , was released in 2000 and brought together some of the best musicians of the Philadelphia/Atlantic City area. This album put him on the national scene and several tracks have remained mainstays on smooth jazz radio to this day. Pooling all of his talent and experience, this eclectic and adventurous project is highlighted by strong compositions. This album was the debut of the Bright and Tight Horns which became a signature of his sound. Andrew's insistence on using real instruments ensured that INSPIRE will stand the test of time.

Andrew's first CD, INSPIRE, was released in 2000 and brought together some of the best musicians of the Philadelphia/Atlantic City area. This album put him on the national scene and several tracks have remained mainstays on smooth jazz radio to this day. Pooling all of his talent and experience, this eclectic and adventurous project is highlighted by strong compositions. This album was the debut of the Bright and Tight Horns which became a signature of his sound. Andrew's insistence on using real instruments ensured that INSPIRE will stand the test of time.

Inspire - 1999

  1. Shadow Dancing - 5:33

  2. A Little Minor Groove - 4:07

  3. Inspire - 4:58

  4. Sea Steps - 4:33

  5. Time And Time Again - 5:41

  6. Midnight Buffet - 5:17

  7. Journey Through The Outside World - 5:36

  8. Prelude/I Live For Your Love - 4:50

  9. Mystic Days - 4:12

  10. Love Won’t Wait (Another Minute) - 4:45

  11. Warts - 3:59

  12. Little Girl Lost - 5:01

RHYTHM
Thomas M. Petroski Jr. - Synth Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, producer; Rob Cochran - Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass; Pat Byrne - Electric and Nylon String Guitar; Vince Collela - Guitar; Ron Jennings - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar; Jef Lee Johnson - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar; Yvette Miles - Lead Vocals; Kristina Pruitt - Backround Vocals, vocal arranger; Arland Gilliam Jr. - Bass, Vocals; Tim Hutson - Drums; Jay Nichols - Drums; Don Smith - Drums; Hector Rosado – Percussion

THE BRIGHT AND TIGHT HORNS
Andrew Neu - Alto, Tenor, Soprano Sax, Flute, horn arranger, producer; Anthony Bonsera - Lead Trumpet; Peter Neu - Trumpet, Flugelhorn; Brian Pastor – Trombone; Chuck Gottesman - Lead Trumpet (on Warts); David Kershner – Trumpet (on Warts); Kaj Hansen - Bari Sax (on Warts)

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Thomas M. Petroski and Glenn Barratt at Morning Star Studios, Springhouse, PA.

Release Date: 1999
Duration: 58:32
Genre: Jazz
Recording Location: Morning Star Studios