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Norbert Stachel

Norbert Stachel, a saxophonist and multi woodwind instrumentalist, is widely recognized for being a unique soloist and also for his strong ensemble contributions in all kinds of musical genres. Norbert has recorded, toured, and performed with a variety of known and established names, as well as artists deserving wider recognition. He has worked with famous names including: Aerosmith, Tower of Power, Roger Waters, Tony Toni Toné, Ted Nugent, Eddie Money, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Prince, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, Dream Theatre, Diana Ross, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Raitt, Cold Blood, Neil Diamond, En Vogue, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Sheila E, Quincy Jones, D’Angelo, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Quicksilver, Les McCann, Don Cherry, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Hargrove, Andrew Hill, Charlie Haden, Benny Green, Russel Malone, Woody Herman, Kenny Burrell, Buddy Montgomery, Joe Henderson, Eddie Henderson, George Cables, Bobby Hutcherson, Lou Rawls, Eartha Kitt, Dizzy Gillespie, Zigaboo Modeliste, Flora Purim & Airto, Merle Saunders, Bob Weir, Hiram Bullock, Carlos Santana, & countless others.

Norbert is accomplished on all saxophones, clarinets, flutes, and ethnic wind instruments. Norbert has 30+ years experience playing Jazz, Classical, Rock, R&B, Afro Cuban/Latin, Salsa, Klezmer, Middle Eastern, World, and most other forms of music. Norbert also composes instrumental & vocal music, and also arranges for any kind of instrumental ensemble or choir.

Instruments Played: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, & Bass Saxophones- Eb Soprano, Bb, Bb Bass (low C), & BBb Contrabass (low C) Clarinets- Piccolo, C, Alto , & Bass Flutes, a variety of ethnic wind instruments and Bass Guitar.

Shades Of The Bay

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Norbert Stachel’s Shades Of The Bay grooves hard with a musical collection of some of the highest top tier talent from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Tracks: CrawDaddy Dance, Step On It, Afrobaldi, Peace on Earth, For Tito, Mandela, Last Minute Blues, Power Tap, Goodbye Elgin Park, Elbo Greaze.

Personnel: Norbert Stachel, Brian Collier, Daniel Gonzalez, Dave Shul, David K. Mathews, Jeff Cressman, Karl Perazzo, Louis Fasman, Lynn Farmer, Marc Van Wageningen, Mic Gillette, Peter Horvath, Ray Obiedo, Victor Little, Yosvany Terry. Co-produced by Happy Sanchez and Norbert Stachel.

Percussionist extraordinaire, Karl Perazzo has been bringing his positive energy to the Carlos Santana band from 1991 until present. His other credits include firing up stages with Prince, Sheila E, Mariah Carey, Phish, The United Nations Orchestra, John Lee Hooker, Dizzy Gillespie, Cal Tjader, Malo, & Andy Narell.

Drummer Jay Lane is a founding member of Further, as well as the Golden Gate Wingmen with John Kadlecik, Jeff Chimenti, and Reed Mathis, Bob Weir 's RatDog, Scaring the Children with Weir and Rob Wasserman, Jay's Happy Sunshine Burger Joint, and the hip hop/jazz fusion band Alphabet Soup. He was one of the first drummers of Primus, playing with the band for around eight months in 1988 and later rejoining the band from 2010-2013. In 2002, Lane was named "drummer of the year" by the California Music Awards.

Hammond Organist Dave played with the legendary Funk/Soul group TOWER OF POWER, replacing original organist Chester Thompson. He toured with the group for 2 years. From 1988 thru 2009, Dave was the organist/pianist with Grammy Award winning Queen of Rhythm & Blues, ETTA JAMES. He appeared with her at most of the worlds' major jazz and blues festivals. He is the keyboard player on the latest SANTANA album, Corazon. Dave has appeared on 7 of Ettas’ recordings: Life, Love and the Blues (Grammy nominee), Heart of a Woman (Grammy nominee), Matriarch of the Blues (Grammy nominee), Burnin' Down the House Live at the House of Blues (Grammy nominee), Let's Roll (2003 Grammy winner), All the way (Grammy nominee), and her final album, The Dreamer. Dave has performed on U.S television, radio, and video including the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson/Jay Leno, the David Letterman Show, The Latin Grammies, The American Music Awards, Austin City Limits, Tavis Smiley, The George Lopez Show, Dancing With The Stars, Regis and Kelly, and more. Dave has worked and/or recorded with such diverse artists as Wayne Shorter, John McLaughlin, Ruben Blades, Gloria Estevan, Pitbull, India Arie, Dave Matthews, The Gypsy Kings, NAS, Wyclef Jean, Chris Daughtry, Sheila E, Boz Scaggs, Maria Muldaur, Ray Obiedo, Taj Mahal, Charles Brown, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis, Robert Cray, Robben Ford, Toots Thielmans, Jimmy Witherspoon, Plas Johnson, John Handy, Houston Person, Red Holloway, Bill Watrous, Cindy Blackman, Bonnie Raitt, Peabo Bryson, Cold Blood, David Grisman, Otis Clay, Albert Collins, The Memphis Horns, Vassar Clements, Gatemouth Brown, Huey Lewis, Anne Hampton Calloway, Lester Chambers, and more

Electric bassist Marc van Wageningen has played with numerous musicians including: Tower Of Power, Pete Escovedo, Mark Murphy, Francisco Aquabella, Keiko Matsui, Luis Conte, Cornelius Bumpus, George Duke, David Garibaldi, Stan Getz, Esther Phillips, Paul Winters, Diane Reeves, Andy Narell, Sheila E., Steve Halpern, Steve Erquiaga, Ray Obiedo, Second Sight, Rebecca Mauleon, Tom Grant, Tom Coster, Steve Smith, Mark Russo, Vince Welnick and regularly on television in the house band for The Wayne Brady 2002-2004. Guitarist Ray Obiedo appearing on record with Herbie Hancock, Julian Priester, and Sheila E. He was the leader of the jazz fusion group Kick and the rock band Rhythmus 21. In 1989 he signed with Windham Hill Records, with whom he released five albums in eight years. Obiedo was soon performing with many of the jazz community’s most celebrated stars including legendary jazz organist Johnny “Hammond” Smith, trombonist Julian Priester, Azteca featuring Pete & Sheila Escovedo, Fourplays’ Harvey Mason. A world tour in 1978-79 with jazz superstar Herbie Hancock is still one of Ray’s most treasured musical memories. Ray found time in between his stints as side man to lead such popular local bands as the fusion ensemble Kick (featuring a very young Sheila E. on drums and longtime Sonny Rollins pianist Mark Soskin) and the funk-rock group Rhythmus 21 which showcased many of the Bay Area’s leading singers. As a session player, Ray’s guitar work has been nicely presented on albums by artists as diverse as Lou Rawls, George Duke, Brenda Russell, Herbie Hancock, Sheila E & the E Train, Freda Payne, The Whispers, The Delfonics as well as solo albums by jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson, former Yellowjackets’ saxophonist Marc Russo and Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste. It was also Obiedo’s memorable guitar solo that so sweetly highlighted sax star Grover Washington Jr’s last hit cover of the classic single “Soulful Strut”.

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Recordings

2018

LehCats Movement to Egalitaria

2015

LehCats Out Of The Bag

Norbert Stachel  Shades of the Bay
Ray Obiedo  There Goes That

2013

David Weiss  Endangered Species: The Music Of Wayne Shorter

2009

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra  Book One

*Grammy Award 2009

 

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Roy Hargrove Big Band  Emergence

2008

Karen Stachel  And The Holy Spirit

Freddie Hubbard  On The Real Side

2006

Dream Theater  Official Bootleg
Latin Soul Syndicate  The Adventures of Johnny Loco

2005

Eric Benet   Hurricane
A Quiet Revolution  30 Years of Windham Hill

2004

Rachel Yamagata  Happenstance

2003

Ze Manel  African Citizen
Yale Strom  Café Jew Zoo

2001

Rogers Waters  In The Flesh Live
Flora Purim  Sings Milton Nascimento (Nos Dios)
Neil Diamond  Three Chord Opera
Pete Escovedo  Whatcha Gonna Do
Los Mocosos  Shades of Brown
Ze Manel  Maron di Mar

2000

Consuelo Luz  Dezeo Marion Meadows  Next to You
Various Artists  Voices of the Shoah: Rememberences
Jallen Rix  Time on a Chain
The Henry Robinett Group  Uncommon Prayer & Other Short Stories
Fred Ross  Dignity

1999

Karen Stachel  And of the Son
Tower Of Power  Soul Vaccination: Live
Tower Of Power  What Is Hip?: The Tower of Power Anthology
Eddy Mitchell  Nouvelles Aventures, d'Vol. 1
Eddy Mitchell  Nouvelles Aventures, d'Vol. 3
Ray Obiedo  Modern World

1998

Bernie Krause  Rainforest Dreams
Los Mocosos  Mocos Locos
Various Artists  Jazz Christmas
Rigo Star  Attention
Positive ID  Best Kept Secret
Bernie Krause  Rhythms of Africa
Merl Saunders & the...   Fiesta Amazonica

1997

En Vogue  EV3
Jim Brickman  The Gift
Laurnea  Betta Listen
Ray Obiedo  Sweet Summer Days
Boz Scaggs  Come on Home

Boz Scaggs  My Time: The Anthology (1969-1997)
Pfil Bryte  Imperfection
Phil Klein  Cruise Control

1996

Betty Joplin  Blinded By Love
Boz Scaggs  Fade Into The Light
Various Artists  Windham Hill Sampler '96
Roger Smith  My Colors
Yale Strom  Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years
Moussa Kanoute  Dance of the Kora

1995

Peter Horvath  Foreign Matter
Pete Escovedo  Flying South
Ray Obiedo  Zulaya
E.C. Scott  Come Get Your Love
J. Spencer  Blue Moon

1994

F Mob  Once in a Blue Moon

1993

Ray Obiedo  Sticks & Stones
Tony! Toni! Tone!  Sons of Soul
J. Spencer  Chimera
Tom Coster  Gotcha!!

1992

Peter Apfelbaum & The Hieroglyphics  Jodoji Brightness

1991

Ray Obiedo  Iguana

1990

Peter Apfelbaum & The Hieroglyphics  Signs of Life
Tony, Toni, Tone  It Never Rains in Southern California

1989

Kenneth Nash   Touch of Kenneth Nash: Music from A Far Away Place
Ray Obeido  Perfect Crime
Diana Ross  Greatest Hits Live!

1987

Sheila E.  Sheila E.

1986

Kit Walker  Dancing on the Edge of the World

1985

Pete Escovedo  Yesterday's Memories: Tomorrow's Dreams

1984

Brian Melvin  Night Food

Film, Video & Television

2006

Dream Theater  Official Bootleg

2003

Tower Of Power In Concert DVD

2002

Roger Waters Glastonbury Festival
B.B.C. 2 T.V. England

2001

Roger Waters In the Flesh Live

1997

Tony, Toni, Tone
VH-1 TV Special Hard Rock Cafe - Live

1996

Carpati: 50 Miles, 50 Years Film
Sound Track composition, Global Village Music
Tony, Toni, Tone MTV Live

1994

Tower Of Groove Parts 1 & 2 Music Video
Appearance, composition, performance for David Garibaldi
DCI/Warner Brothers

1993

We Came To Move Ya Music Video
Appearance and sound track appearance for F-Mob
Atlantic/Eastwest Records

1991-1992

Unsolved Mysteries ABC-RV Series
Performances

1991

Tony, Toni, Tone
Arsenio Hall Show
Tony, Toni, Tone MTV Live

1990

Blind Faith CBS-TV Mini-Series
Sound Track performance
Tony, Toni, Tone
Arsenio Hall Show

1989

Young Einstein Film
Sound Track performance for Yahoo Serious, Warner Brothers
China Lake Award winning American/German Film
Score composition, arranging and performance. Cairo Films
Diana Ross Special HBO-TV
Live performance from Wembley, England

1986

Under The Cherry Moon film
Sound Track performance with Prince, Warner Brothers


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