For Immediate Release:
Dan Wilensky Releases New CD
New York, NY (October 12, 2010) - Speechless Productions is pleased to announce the release of "If You Only Knew," the new CD by saxophonist and composer Dan Wilensky (Ray Charles, Jack McDuff), featuring pianist Bob Himmelberger (Charlie Rouse, Nelson Riddle), bassist Dean Johnson (Gerry Mulligan, Bill Frisell), and drummer Scott Neumann (Dave Liebman, Maria Schneider). This is Wilensky's first studio recording as a leader since 1998. Wilensky has played on over 250 records as a sideman, received a grant from the NEA, wrote 3 books, and toured with artists ranging from Slickaphonics to Steve Winwood.
"It's great to get back to composing and recording acoustic music with no studio tricks," Wilensky said. "I've got a band that's a pleasure to lead. Bob, Dean and Scott play with command, sensitivity and heart, which made this project a joy from start to finish."
If You Only Knew was recorded and mixed August 11 and 12, 2010 at Bennett Studios in Engelwood, New Jersey by ace engineer Dave Kowalski, and features nine compositions by Wilensky, plus new versions of "Tea For Two," and Horace Silver's "Peace." For more information please visit www.danwilensky.com