"Alan Goldberg is an artist with a creative and passionate taste for making cinematic musical pieces."
“Alan Goldberg places a tremendous amount of passion and integrity into his music, and any fan of authentic jazz fusion will definitely connect with his mastery of composition and vibrant personality.”
Coming in Spring, 2021 - "The Show" Deluxe Version" including two new songs "Afterparty" and the previously unreleased "Curtain Call". This finishes "The Show". A very fun project, if there wasn't a pandemic at the time.
It's out!! My new EP "The Show" is now available on streaming sites. There are four songs themed as "incidental music" - music played at a theater show when the show isn't on. Here's the press release:
Austin, Texas – November 20, 2020 – Composer and musician Alan Goldberg has recently released his incidental music themed EP, “The Show”. The four song EP brings a fresh, jazzy flair to the long-standing tradition of incidental music – background music in plays and shows that often gets little attention. “The Show” is meant to be played either recorded or live by a jazz combo, as the background music before, during, and after a theater performance of any kind, from school performing arts productions on up. Goldberg worked remotely with talented musicians from around the country to pull together the tracks for the songs. Goldberg’s new EP release follows his four previous albums releases of piano-centered instrumental music.
With theater aficionados eagerly awaiting the reopening of Broadway until at least May 2021, they can get a taste of live theater through “The Show”. As Goldberg explains, “I composed this EP at a time when there was little going on in the way of live audience performances, but I could see and hear ‘The Show’ in my head. I know that live shows will be back stronger than ever”.
“Alan Goldberg places a tremendous amount of passion and integrity into his music, and any fan of authentic jazz fusion will definitely connect with his mastery of composition and vibrant personality.” – JazzCorner
“The Show” starts out with “The Show Redux”, an upbeat introduction or theme song, “The whole EP concept came from a forty second piece of music I made as an intro for a film that wasn’t used. I turned that into “The Show Redux” and it all blossomed from there into a happy, playful, and relaxed set of music,” Goldberg explains.
Two Entr’acte – between act – pieces follow. “Intermizzion One”, an upbeat, playful song that plays during the first part of an Intermission when people jump up and move about seeking relief or refreshment. “Intermizzion One” also works well as an alternative toe-tapping theme song.
“Intermezzo Liscio”(LEE-sho) is a relaxing, ‘slinky’ song played during the last part of an intermission, a perfect accompaniment as people relax, enjoy their refreshment, chat, zone in their phone, or just rest before the performance restarts. The song re-imagines the melody from “Intermizzion One”, tying the whole intermission together.
The fourth song, “Finale Consumato” plays when the lights come up. Consumato is an Italian word meaning, “consumed”. The show is over, the night is done. The entertainment has been consumed. When the song begins, it’s a perfect accompaniment to people filing out of their rows, heading to the exit and getting on with the rest of their lives. The theater empties. It’s only those few people who decide to stay and listen who hear the song rise in intensity and become the true finale to the evening.
Goldberg has a knack for composing pieces that add the perfect atmosphere to any environment. Whether that environment is theater, TV Show, film, or a video game, Goldberg can step into the mind of the audience and create arrangements that enhance and intensify their experience.
Check out Alan Goldberg’s EP “The Show” on his website, Spotify, or other streaming services. He can be reached via the contact details below for inquiries for sync licensing opportunities, promo requests, interviews, reviews, or collaborations.
Alan Goldberg is musician and composer who is well-versed in instrumental pieces from progressive rock to mellow jazz. Goldberg has a talent for composing pieces that take the listener on a journey with his use of melody, harmony and the divine. Starting his music career over 20 years ago performing with blues/rock bands, he has since released four albums and “The Show” EP. He plans to network with more music supervisors to help them create the perfect musical experience for their projects.
I want to thank Jason Richmond for his mixing and mastering talents, and some great musicians for helping me fulfill the vision:
Avi Rafael - Tenor Sax
Joe Difiore - Bari and alto sax
Jeff Miguel - Bari Sax
Mark Morgan - Trumpet
Tito Planas - Trombone
Jake Naugle and Mike Davila - Drums
I'd also like to thank Kat Powell and Vshane Colcloug for their most excellent cover art