1986 Jeff Berlin – Pump It!

Jeff Berlin (born Queens, New York, January 17, 1953) is an American jazz fusion electric bass player, best known for playing and recording with Bill Bruford’s band in the late 1970s.
Jeff Berlin originally played violin for 10 years, but seeing The Beatles inspired him to play bass. He then attended Berklee College of Music to study bass.

In a review for his album Low Standards, Bass Musician Magazine says “Anytime I mention [Jeff Berlin], there seems to be a ripple in the force and the wave of Berlin supporters or antagonists come to the surface and spout-off their opinions. No matter where you stand regarding Jeff’s musical philosophy, no one can reasonably deny the simple fact that Jeff seriously knows his craft and is one of the major players of our time.”

Berlin’s playing style has been compared to that of Jaco Pastorius, however Berlin has repeatedly stated his distaste for Jaco-imitators.

Tracks

1Pump It!5:57
2Joe Frazier6:12
3All The Greats6:43
4Bach4:47
5Crossroads5:46
6Freight Train Shuffle4:52
7Manos De Piedra4:43

1 Pump It!

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz
VocalsBuddy Miles

2 Joe Frazier

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz
Background VocalsChris Hughes
Background VocalsBryan Rutter

3 All The Greats

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionJeffrey Porcaro
PercussionBrad Dutz

4 Bach

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsClaire Fischer
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz

5 Crossroads

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarPaul Gilbert
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz
VocalsBuddy Miles

6 Freight Train Shuffle

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarPaul Gilbert
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz

7 Manos De Piedra

BassJeff Berlin
DrumsTris Imboden
GuitarFrank Gambale
KeyboardsRon Reinhardt
PercussionBrad Dutz
1986 Jeff Berlin