Autumn Waltz CD
  Autumn Waltz CD To purchase the Autumn Waltz CD, contact the Union Gospel Mission.


To listen to sample tracks, click on one of the links in the list below. To view accompanying YouTube videos, click on the “view video” links below.
 
 
  1. Autumn Waltz
  2. Pete’s Penguin “30 Minutes of Fame”
  3. Lighthouse
  4. Voyager
  5. My My Mambo
  6. Sanya Grace (View Video)
  7. Outta Town (View Video)
  8. Nobody Has a Funny Name (View Video)
  9. Le Petit Enfant
  10. Lucky Blues
  11. Autumn Waltz (Reprise)
  12. Next Dance
  13. All Thanks to Thee
  14. Williams Avenue
  • 3:07
  • 5:03
  • 3:21
  • 4:01
  • 3:34
  • 2:28
  • 4:21
  • 4:06
  • 2:32
  • 3:22
  • 3:29
  • 2:34
  • 1:39
  • 5:24
 
 

Oregon Jazz Scene Review — January 2006 Issue

Autumn Waltz, Brad Mersereau; piano and synthesizers.
This is a mixed bag for Brad Mersereau. Nearly all the tunes are his creations, and many of them have engaging, “catchy” melodies. One such tune is My My Mambo with Steve Christofferson working away at the piano and Nancy King and Tom Grant handling a fun filled vocal duo. Another is Sanya Grace, Mersereau’s delicate waltz. Others that caught my ear were Lucky Blues, Autumn Waltz and a charming piano solo on Next Dance. The synthesizers are mostly kept at arm’s length and with a cadre of Portland pals, Brad Mersereau has given us a CD showing lots of thought and care.
Self-produced, 2005; Play Time: 47:01. (Three stars)

Received composition and performance credits for 2 tunes in the Chris Rock movie, I Think I Love My Wife. For the film only, Sanya Grace has been retitled Song for Sanya, and Lucky Blues has been retitled Feeling Lucky.


 
  Musicians & Credits

1. Autumn Waltz
Dedicated to the memory of
Alice Ann Morden

Music & Words
Arrangement &
Orchestration
Vocal
Piano
Bass
Percussion





Brad Mersereau

Michael Elliott
Tom Grant
Steve Christofferson
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

 
2. Pete’s Penguin
Music & Synthesizer
Arrangement & Piano
Pedal Steel Guitar
Bass
Percussion
Voiceover


Brad Mersereau
Steve Christofferson
Paul Brainard
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz
Peter Cowal

3. Lighthouse

Hinted at
In muted maybe
Gathering ghostliness
With each gull
Bali Hai…
Fog–feathering–forming
I see a beacon
I hear a lull.

Poem
Music
Arrangement, Vocals,
Piano & Guitar
Bass
Percussion












Janet H. Mersereau
Brad Mersereau

Steve Christofferson
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

4. Voyager
Music & Piano
Arrangement & Synthesizer
Bass
Percussion

Brad Mersereau
Steve Christofferson
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

5. My My Mambo
Music, Words & Synthesizer
Arrangement & Piano
Vocal
Vocal
Bass
Percussion


Brad Mersereau
Steve Christofferson
Nancy King
Tom Grant
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

6. Sanya Grace
Music & Piano
Bass
Percussion


Brad Mersereau
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

7. Outta Town
Music & Piano
Dobro
Bass
Percussion


Steve Christofferson
Paul Brainard
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

8. Nobody Has a
Funny Name

Author
Music
Readers




Janet Hughes Mersereau
Brad Mersereau
Peter Aidan Tom Cowal
Sanya Grace Tom Cowal

9. Le Petit Enfant
Music
Words & Arrangement
Introduction:
Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Soprano, 1st & 2nd Alto
1st & 2nd Tenor, Bass


Peter Cowal
Brad Mersereau

Sanya Cowal
Peter Cowal
Janet Cowal
Carolyn Coefield
Matthew Smith

10. Lucky Blues
Music & Piano
Bass
Percussion


Brad Mersereau
Dave Captein
Reinhardt Melz

11. Autumn Waltz (Reprise)
Music
Arrangement, Melodica,
Keyboards & Vocals
Bass
Percussion


Brad Mersereau

Steve Christofferson
Phil Baker
Ron Steen

12. Next Dance
Music & Piano


Brad Mersereau

13. All Thanks to Thee
Music & Words
Soprano & Alto
Tenor & Bass


Brad Mersereau
Carolyn Coefield
Matthew Smith

14. Williams Avenue
Dedicated to the memory of
Phyllis Williams

Music, Piano & Synthesizer
Melodica &
Hammond M-3 Organ





Brad Mersereau

Steve Christofferson


Produced by
Co-produced by
Recorded by
Mixed by
Mastered by
Graphic Design by
Cover Photo



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Steve Christofferson
Brad Mersereau
Dean Baskerville
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Ryan Foster
Jan Buskirk
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