"Beautifully played, eminently danceable, and exquisitely recorded and mixed." - Bill Matthiesen
"Absolutely beautiful — a heart experience for the dancer and listener alike." - Lilli Ann Carey
"The instruments seem to sing the music, leaving the listener to fill in the words." - Mary Sherhart
"Lovely, inspiring music; great variety in tempo and flavor, fun to dance to; full of feeling!" - Gaye Fifer
|Almost as soon as KGB was formed 15 years ago, fans have asked when we were going to record a waltz CD. To put enough variety in a recording consisting of one kind of dance is challenging, and we waited until we had plenty of material to choose from. Here you will find waltzes of many moods and genres, all written by members of the band. Put on your dancing shoes, glide around the floor for an hour, then cool down to the final air.|
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- Sunny Day (Dave Bartley) Written on a walk in the woods north of
Juneau on a warm July day during Camp
DAMP (an acronym for Dance And Music
Party, they tell me; I’ve played there twice
and it didn’t rain either time).
- Flathead Lake (Julie King) Bear Hug Festival is on the shores of
Flathead Lake in Montana, where KGB
played its first dance camp in 1994.
- Speak of the Deverills (Dave Bartley)
A good shortcut from Warminster, England
to the West Country requires a turn at a sign
to The Deverills—the villages of Monkton
Deverill, Brixton Deverill, Kingston Deverill,
and Longbridge Deverill.
- A Field of Shooting Stars (Dave
Shooting stars, Dodecatheon meadia, dot
the meadows of Horseshoe Basin in the
Pasayten Wilderness. Wildflowers have
returned since the land was retired from
- February (Dave Bartley) / Just in Time
Waltz (Claude Ginsburg)
A wintry Viennese waltz segues into a
sweeping one. The second was written the
night before Claude’s wedding.
- Alpenglow (Dave Bartley)
Mary and I watched the spectacular pink
glow on Denali on a rare clear August
evening. Our camera was broken, so I wrote
this piece to capture my feeling of wonder.
- Broken Chair (Julie King) / Red
Light of Evening (Julie King)
The first commemorates a furniture
incident at a rehearsal; the second
celebrates the few minutes after sunset
when the garden is bathed in red tones.
- Brown Eyes (Dave Bartley)
For my wife Mary, a sentimental waltz
sporting a few false cadences.
- Wilderness Waltz (Dave Bartley)
A country waltz with a brief visit to a
- Birdsong Spring (Dave Bartley)
Named for an old homestead site in the
semi-arid Yakima Rim country of central
Washington. The late Harvey Manning
described it as “the sweetest camp this
side of heaven.”
- Rain on the Window (Dave Bartley) / Flowing to the Sea (Dave Bartley) The first waltz is a pensive French film
score number that doesn’t quite stand
on its own, so it is paired with another
waltz of similar mood but eastern
Mary DeFelice-Bartley, accordian
- Judy Rose (Dave Bartley)
A cross-step waltz written for Judy Rose
Dornbush, who has done countless little
great things for us.
- Gracia (Dave Bartley) / Claude’s
Waltz (Dave Bartley)
Two Latin waltzes, the first dedicated
to California caller Lynn Ackerson, the
second to our own Señor Ginsburg.
- Waiting for Green (Dave Bartley)
This waltz sounds as if it is awaiting the
leafing out of spring, but sadly, I had the
color of the lowest level of American
terrorism alert in mind.
- To the Edge (Julie King)
Not a waltz, we end with an air.
Thanks to Gerard Hranek for attentive
and superb expertise, Paul Bestock
for the easiest photo shoot yet, Mary
DeFelice-Bartley for support and
accordian, Anita Anderson for lending
her discerning ears, and Joanne Kelly for layout advice.