SCOTT ROUTENBERG jazz pianist composer arranger orchestrator educator

Shapeshifter (2000)


An independently produced CD of all original compositions for jazz piano trio dedicated to the great Brazilian pianist and composer Manfredo Fest.


Track Listing


Samba for Manfredo

2  Freezing Rain

3  Monarch

4  Valerian Riptide

5  Sleepwalker's Waltz

6  Trek

Brazil Nut

Dead Time

Acoustic Memory

10  Electric Window

11  Shapeshifter


















Scott Routenberg, piano

John Brown, bass

Matt McCaughan, drums


This CD is dedicated to the great Brazilian pianist Manfredo Fest, mentor and friend, who selflessly taught me the timeless art of jazz piano.  Thanks for Matt McCaughan, the most versatile drummer I know, and John Brown, for effortlessly tackling my compositions and demonstrating his skill on bass.  Special thanks to Dale Powers, who introduced me to the piano and continues to inspire me with his many talents.  Thanks to Dr. Scott Warner and Jim Ketch for expanding my musical horizons and always providing inspiration and support: to Lili Fest, Fred and Gail Fearing, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Music Department and the Office of Undergraduate Research.  Last but definitely not least I would like to thank my parents for supporting all of my musical endeavors.


Produced by Scott Routenberg

Recorded live-to-2-track by Joe Kuhlmann and Chris Garges

April 21 & 22, 2000 at Studio East in Charlotte, NC

Mixed by Joe Kuhlmann and Chris Garges

Mastered by Joe Kuhlmann

Manufactured and printed by Disc Makers


Cover Art, detail on tray and detail on disc:

Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in Their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra

(1936) Oil on canvas 21 1/4 x 25 5/8 inches,

Collection of The Salvador Dali Museum,

St. Petersburg, Florida

© 2000 Salvador Dali Museum, Inc.


All tracks written and arranged by Scott Routenberg,

published by Denmaster Music (ASCAP).


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