mary ann’s dream

Mary Ann's Dream

Released in 1994, “Mary Ann’s Dream”, charted in CMJ, was included in the June top 20 jazz CDs on Los Angeles radio station KCRW, and was selected to accompany the poetry of former President Jimmy Carter for the PBS special “The United States of Poetry”.

track listing:
  1. mary ann’s dream
  2. i don’t know who you are
  3. never settle for moonbeams
  4. miles of blues
  5. a kind word
  6. kim’s groovy day
  7. without vision of the steps
  8. blues for the missing
  9. steve and sari’s house
jeffrey roden: electric bass and synthesizers
ian keene: guitar
steve roden: sounds, loops, and electronics
all music arranged and composed by: jeffrey roden
produced by: steve roden
engineered by: ian keene


Los Angeles Times: “Dreamy solo work from the bassist who looks to Charlie Mingus, Oscar Pettiford, and Miles Davis for inspiration”

Cadence Magazine: “Mary Ann’s Dream is an almost minimalist journey through sparse atmospheric textures dominated by Roden’s electric bass soloing and thematic playing. Roden’s work is extremely focused and conceptually pure-the emotional impact of his music is consistently the same fabric throughout this disc.”

Hears Music: “Introspective and quiet, this recording respects silence and its use in musical composition. A wonderfully haunting must have for all electric bass players and fans.”