Heart of the Matter
Pianist/Arranger Eli Brueggemann is the musical director for Saturday Night Live (NBC). He has toured with Matthew Morrison (Glee), Tierney Sutton, and the Langston Hughes Project, among others. A protege of Bill Cunliffe's, Eli received a Barry Manilow scholarship while a student at the USC-School of Music. Additional awards include the LA Jazz Society Shelly Manne New Talent Award and a Henry Mancini Fellowship. Eli performs at clubs and jazz festivals throughout the world. Produced by Richard Barron, Eli Brueggemann and Nicole Dillenberg Arranged by Eli Brueggemann Piano, organ, celeste, synthesizers: Eli Brueggemann Bass: Dan Lutz Drums/Percussion on "Saturday Night", "Dirty Work", "You Can Close Your Eyes" & "The Heart of The Matter": Ray Brinker Drums/Percussion on all other tracks: Charlie Paxson Guitars: James Harrah Saxophone: Louis Taylor Cello pad: Richard Barron Harmony vocal on "The Heart of the Matter" & "Dirty Work": Makeda Harmony vocal on "You Keep Me Hangin' On" & "Let Me Down Easy": Eli Brueggemann Recorded at Sonora Recorders in Los Feliz, California, and at Swing House, in Hollywood Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Richard Barron.
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