Party Hats

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Party Hats
WB Party hats.jpg
Studio album by Will Bernard
Released 2007
Recorded San Pablo Recorders, Berkeley, California, 2006
Genre jazz
Length 58:27
Label Palmetto
Producer Will Bernard and Jon Evans
Will Bernard chronology
Directions to My House
(2004)
Party Hats
(2007)
Blue Plate Special
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link
Billboard not rated link

Party Hats is a jazz studio album by Will Bernard recorded in 2006 and released in 2007.[1] Party Hats received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2007.[2] The album gave Bernard more visibility as a jazz guitarist.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Share the Sea" - 5:38
  2. "White Elephant Sale" - 4:16
  3. "Ripple Sole" - 6:37
  4. "Leo's Cat" - 6:19
  5. "Party Hats" - 5:05
  6. "Afro Sheen" - 6:55
  7. "Chin Up" - 4:57
  8. "Newbie" - 4:16
  9. "Folding Green" - 4:57
  10. "Rattle Trap" - 4:48
  11. "Penske" - 4:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Will Bernard: guitar
  • Wil Blades: Hammond B3
  • Keith McArthur: bass (1,7)
  • Ryan Newman: bass (2-6, 8-11)
  • Jan Jackson: drums (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 11)
  • Paul Spina: drums (3, 6, 8-10)
  • Cochemea Gastelum: alto saxophone (1)
  • Joe Cohen: tenor saxophone (1, 2, 5, 6, 7)
  • Peter Apfelbaum: tenor saxophone, qarqabas, melodica (3, 6, 7)
  • Dave Ellis: tenor saxophone (9, 10)
  • Mike Olmos: trumpet (1, 6, 7)
  • Adam Theis: trombone (1, 6, 7)
  • Josh Jones: percussion (1, 4-7)
  • Michael Bluestein: Hammond B3, electric piano (3, 7)

References[edit]

  1. ^ liner notes
  2. ^ Press Release grammy.com, December 6, 2007, retrieved November 22, 2008
  3. ^ Review of Party Hats Dan Oullette, billboard.com, retrieved November 22, 2008