Ron Kerber's time has come to step out with his very own project – 'Round in Circles. His first solo CD takes the listener on an emotional journey accross three saxophones. His soprano is sweet. His alto simply sings and his tenor resonates, reminiscent of many and yet similar to none.
Ron Kerber has carved out an enviable niche for himself on the Philadelphia music scene over the last 20 years. Many saxophonists might also recognize Ron Kerber as being the co-author and transcriber of "The Best of David Sanborn" for MCA Music Publishing.
Ron also has been a contributing member of the contemporary jazz band "Pieces of a Dream." His arrangement of "How Do We Keep the Music Playing" has received critical acclaim and continues to get regular airplay on smooth jazz radio stations across the country.
'Round in Circles provides a wonderful showcase for Kerber's compositional talents and saxophone skills. Fellow Philadelphians Miceli, Thompson, Ridl and Nero provide a solid – though never rigid – foundation for the ensembles' interplay.
'Round in Circles is one of those recordings which requires several listenings to fully digest. There is much to discover with each new pass. Ron Kerber is a man blessed with many talents. His solos are always melodic, never moving forward without a purpose. It's refreshing whenever you can witness the cream rising to the top.
To know Ron as a friend, colleague and former teacher is an honor. Thanks to him for the wonderful music.
This material was reviewed by Skip Spratt