PODCAST: Dan Moretti, Saxophonist Who Emphasizes Groove Writing, Showcases 'Hymining'

Kimberly Ashton and Chandler Dalton
February 27, 2018
Dan Moretti, professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department
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Though Dan Moretti has played saxophone for the likes of R&B star Ray Charles and rock 'n' roll icon Robert Plant, he's kept his songwriting rooted in jazz. His latest album, Invoke, due out in April, features a slate of crisp jazz tunes that range from the airy “November Sun” to the deliberate and powerful “Hymining.” 

Moretti, a professor in the Contemporary Writing and Production Department, recorded the self-produced and self-mixed album with the help of a Berklee faculty recording grant. When he's not on stage, in the studio, or in the classroom, Moretti helps pave the way for young musicians in New England to explore the world of performance with Tutti Dynamics, software he helped develop that features the first fully interactive multicamera and multitrack video versions of fundamental grooves.

In this episode of Sounds of Berklee, we’ll dip into Invoke with a listen to “Hymining.” Moretti will be performing more selections from the album on March 7 at the Red Room at Cafe 939, accompanied by Berklee faculty and students.

Engineered by Tony Brown
Produced by Chandler Dalton and Kimberly Ashton