The Last Set at the Rembrandt Room

Bob Canatsey Quintet

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The Last Set at the Rembrandt Room is one of my favorite albums. I remember what it was like recording the album in the early '90's. We didn't have an engineer at the time so I miked up all the instruments live and ran all the sound through a mix board directly into the video camera because we were also video taping. Bob Bachtold showed up early in the morning with his drums and Bob Canatsey soon afterwards with his saxophone.

E.J. Gold and I joined them and we played everything live over the course of the day and into the night. Tim Elston videotaped the whole thing and Menlo Macfarlane joined in on congas to add to the jamboree. The original videotape was eight hours long. Years later I got the idea to edit and transfer the sound track to digital audiotape and together with Oz Fritz, we sequenced ome of my favorite moments to make this CD. This album is spontaneous, inspired, and very powerful.

May it transport you back in time so you can be part of this special event.

Track List

  • 1. Mona Lisa's Smile
  • 2. Where Am I?
  • 3. Another Roadside Abstraction
  • 4. Belly Dance
  • 5. Midnight Sun
  • 6. Seduced by God
  • 7. Bachtold Me So
  • 8. Louie's Dream
  • 9. Erroneous Monk
  • 10. Tesla Coil
  • 11. Carbuncle Blues
  • 12. Lover
  • 13. Jungle Jam
  • 13. In the Asylum
  • 14. Old Orleans
  • 15. Ubangi Cookout
  • 16. Skinkmobile
  • 17. Grits


  • 1998 Cloister Recordings. All rights reserved.
  • Produced by E.J. Gold
  • Engineered by Jimmi Accardi
  • Mastered for CD by Oz Fritz
  • Recorded Live by Bob Canatsey Quintet
  • Featuring Bob Canatsey on sax
  • All songs written by Accardi/Gold/Bachtold/Canatsey except for "Lover" written by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers (Famous Music Corporation)
  • All music recorded live with no additional instruments overdubbed.
  • Recording artists:
  • Jimmi Accardi: bass, keyboards, drums on "Carbuncle Blues"
  • Bob Bachtold: drums
  • Bob Canatsey: sax, vocals on "Lover"
  • E.J. Gold : bass, sax
  • Menlo Macfarlane: percussion
  • Cover photo by Aviko