“Emotion” release today! Reviewed in Boston Globe

Whaling City Sound’s “Emotion” release day for John Stein’s new collaboration with The Mingotan Project (Matias Mingote German, drums; Rebecca Kleinmann, flutes; Evan Harlan, accordion; John Lockwood, bass)

 

John Stein and the Mingotan Project, ‘Emotion’

By Jon Garelick |  Globe Correspondent  January 23, 2014

 

John Stein and the Mingotan Project

Emotion

Boston audiences have long known guitarist John Stein for his beautiful touch and tone, his harmonic inventiveness, and his infallible swing. He also has knack for changing up his projects and collaborators for each album, whether it’s an organ trio or a set of Brazilian music. In this case, the Argentine-born drummer and composer Matias Mingote “Mingotan” German (now living in Spain) initiated a collaboration via Facebook. Though billed as a tango project, “Emotion” moves through many moods, Afro-Latin rhythms, and jazz swing, mixing standards with originals by German and Stein. Some, like Stein’s “Julieta” and the standard “Have You Met Miss Jones” ride hard on the grooves of German’s colorful cross-rhythms, exploiting his beautifully tuned drum heads. But what stands out overall is the set’s profound lyricism. Stein and German are abetted by Rebecca Kleinmann’s long-lined flute phrases and Evan Harlan’s accordion, which can swing hard like a bebop Hammond B-3 or coast on ambiguously voiced harmonies across a Buenos Aires dance floor. Veteran bassist John Lockwood grounds every rhythmic step. In this group’s hands, tango great Astor Piazzola’s haunting, evocative “Oblivion” shows just how all-encompassing tango can be.

Essential “Oblivion”

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/music/2014/01/23/noisy-neighbors-john-stein-and-mingotan-project-emotion/1rgrl5pWOnqAiDQ0TY0dqI/story.html

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Winter Warming:

Afternoons of great music presented by the Friends of the New Bedford Free Public Library and Whaling City Sound. First performance, Jazz with Dino Govoni and Dave Zinno, 1-3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Downtown Library. Tickets $15 for non-members, $10 for members. All proceeds go to children’s programming at the library and its branches. 613 Pleasant St., New Bedford.

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Join us 2/6-9: GERRY GIBBS ALL STAR THRASHER BIG BAND LIVE, Dizzy’s/Lincoln Center NYC

Gerry Gibbs’ Thrasher Dream Trio CD (Whaling City Sound) that is now five weeks at #1 on JazzWeek.

Gerry Gibbs, Neal Weiss (Whaling City Sound), Neal Sapper, Matt Hughes (New World n Jazz)

 

Whaling City Sound was well received at the Jazz Connect Conference in NYC on 1/9&10. Gerry Gibbs was in the audience at the radio panel and was acknowledged for the success of Thrasher Dream Trio which is now back to #1 on JazzWeek with a total of FOUR weeks at #1!!
• Join us 2/6-9: GERRY GIBBS ALL STAR THRASHER BIG BAND LIVE, Dizzy’s/Lincoln Center  NYC
4 nights (Feb 6, 7, 8, 9 >>Mixed Media will be at the Saturday Feb 8 show)
It’s a tribute to his father’s 6 time Grammy nominated Terry Gibbs Dream Band

playing music of both father & son.
GERRY GIBBS All-Star Thrasher Big band
February 6-9, 2014
Set Times 7:30pm & 9:30 pm 
Plus 11:30pm, Fri
Late Night Session Sets
Tue–Sat, after last Artist Set
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway and 60th Street New York, NY 10019
Box Office Hours Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 12pm-6pm
Centercharge 212-721-6500
Reservations 212-258-9595/9795

featured guests

NICHOLAS PAYTON, TOM HARRELL, PAQUITO D’RIVERA and ERIC ALEXANDER

THE BAND:
SAXOPHONES: MARK GROSS, VINCENT HERRING, ERIC ALEXANDER, VICTOR GOINES, GARY SMULYAN, TIVON PENNICOTT (THUR ONLY)
TROMBONES: ROBIN EUBANKS, CONRAD HERWIG, STEVE DAVIS
TRUMPETS: FRANK GREEN, MARVIN STAMM, LEW SOLOFF, JOE MAGNARELLI
RHYTHM SECTION: GERALD CANNON, DONALD VEGA & GERRY GIBBS

• Gerry will also be at SMALLS FEB 24 with a new project of his…names to be announced.

• Mr. Gibbs will be recording new music this year including a Thrasher Dream Trio encore featuring Ron Carter, Kenny Barron adding Roy Ayers as guest.

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