Road Scholars »— 1998
Jay Beckenstein – Saxophones

Tom Schuman – Keyboards

Julio Fernandez – Guitars

Joel Rosenblatt – Drums

Scott Ambush – Bass


  1. Heart Of The Night (6:41) – Jay Beckenstein
  2. Breakfast At Igor’s (7:20) – Jay Beckenstein/Scott Ambush
  3. Morning Dance (4:16) – Jay Beckenstein
  4. Shaker Song (10:15) – Jay Beckenstein
  5. Shanghai Gumbo (6:28) – Julio Fernandez
  6. Innocent Soul (6:28) – Tom Schuman
  7. South American Sojourn (5:36) – Joel Rosenblatt
  8. Ariana (6:07) – Jeremy Wall
  9. De La Luz (8:24) – Julio Fernandez
  10. Daddy’s Got A New Girl Now (6:01) – Jay Beckenstein
  11. Best Friends (4:04) – Scott Kreitzer/Randy Andos
  12. Special Delivery – Jay Beckenstein
Recorded across the USA, March – October 1997

Mixed by: Doug Oberkircher at BearTracks Recording Studio, Suffern, NY
Assistant Engineer: Iain Fraser
Mastered by: Scott Hull at Masterdisk, New York, NY

Production Manager/Lighting Director: John Caron
House Sound Engineer: Al Oestreich
Monitor Engineer/Tape Operator: Bill Heinzlmeir
Drum Tech: Dave Clarke

Tech Talk:

These performances were recorded utilizing synchronized Tascam DA-38 digital recorders in a rack designed and built by Accurate Audio of Rochester, NY. For each show, we recorded thirty-two pre-EQ tracks direct from the stage fed through a modified Crest Century LM20 monitor console .This live digital multi-track recording was then transferred in the studio to analog master tape on Studer A-820’s from which it was mixed using a Focusrite console.

Jay Beckenstein played Yamaha YAS-62 and YSS-62 Professional Series saxophones with Van Doren 3 1/2 reeds.

Tom Schuman played a Kurzweil PC-88 MIDIed to a Korg Wavestation SR, a Roland D-50 MIDIed to an Emu E64 a Yamaha DX-7 MIDIed to aKorg M1R and a Korg Prophecy keyboard.

Julio Fernandez played a Washburn MG122ES electric guitar and a Ronaldo custom electric guitar through a Fender Prososonic Amp using the following effects: Rocktron Voodoo Valve Preamp/Multi effects rack, Vox Wahwah pedal, Boss Overdrive, Digital Delay & EQ Pedals, TC Electronics Chorus Pedal and ADA MIDI Control Pedal using a Whirlwind Custom Switching Box. Julio also played a Washburn C104SCE Classical electric guitar.

Joel Rosenblatt played a Tama Starclassic Maple drum kit with Attack heads, Hart Dynamic Triggers, Zildjian cymbals and Vater Power 5A sticks. Joel also played a Dominican percussion instrument called a cajon.

Scott Ambush played an Ambush Custom five string bass featuring Bartolini pickups and electronics. Scott plays through an Eden Navigator Preamp, Eden WT800 amp and 410 XT cabinet . Scott also played an Azola Bug Bass Electric Upright.

All guitars and basses use Dean Markley strings.

Our grateful acknowledgement goes out to ElectroVoice microphones for their assistance.