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To get in the spirit of giving, Whaling City Sound gives away signed cds from the JazzWeek chart for the Holidays

As a way to say Happy Holidays to all of it’s supportive fans, Whaling City Sound is doing 3 different giveaways to ramp up the Holiday season. This means 3 chances to win a free autographed album from some of Whaling City Sound’s top artists.

On Facebook, the giveaway can be shared for a chance to win an autographed copy of Dave Zinno’s new album, River of January. If you want to better your chances of a free signed album this holiday, Whaling City Sound is also doing a giveaway on Twitter. The contest can be re-tweeted to be entered for a chance to win Eric Wyatt’s new Album, Look to the Sky, signed and sent by Eric Wyatt. Finally, Whaling City sound is doing a 3rd giveaway on Instagram, this time to win a copy of Alma Micic’s album, That Old Feeling, signed by Micic herself. All you need to do is like the picture and leave a comment. The contest runs now up until December 17th, a random winner for each contest will be selected the next day. Enter all 3 to maximize a free signed Holiday Album!

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“River of January is an album that adventures off the beaten path”

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

 

River of January
Dave Zinno Unisphere
Whaling City Sound
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River of January is a Latin jazz album that adventures off the beaten path, sweeping the listener away in a stellar journey. Lively and exciting, the songs rouse the listener’s spirit and showcase the performers’ talents for creativity and improvisation. Highly recommended. The tracks are “Babycakes” (8:27), “Remember When” (7:54), “Feir a Hippie” (6:43), “Inverno Sem Rio” (7:39), “Little Lilli” (10:52), “Recife Blues” (6:45), “Wichita Lineman” (6:47), “South End Blues” (6:08), “Rapanui” (3:41) and “Um a Zero” (3:28).

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Eric Wyatt and Dave Zinno selected for New Jazz Adds

By Dave Rogers

 

Eric Wyatt – Look To The Sky (Whaling City): Saxophonist/singer/composer is obviously a hard bop player who is strongly influenced by John Coltrane and Sonny Rollins. He plays a unique version of “My Favorite Things” sounding a lot like Coltrane but also leading a choral part with Andrea Miller that sounds more like the Rodgers & Hammerstein original. The remainder of the disc is instrumental and features Benito Gonzales (piano), Keyon Harrold (trumpet), Eric Wheeler (bass), with Shinnasuke Takahashi and Kyle Poole trading off on drums. There are some very strong tales on this disc. Click Here to purchase the CD

 

Dave Zinno – Unisphere (Whaling City): I was immediately curious about this comment in the liner notes to this disc, “Unisphere…infuses the vanguard of modern jazz with what I heard as a romanticism all too uncommon in artistic expression corrupted by the materialist zeitgeist. ‘Evolution’ and “change” are not synonymous, and these guys know it.” I didn’t have to listen long to hear the romanticism and the joy. And they swing! Leader Dave Zinno (bass), Mike Tucker (tenor sax), Leo Genovese (piano, melodica), Rafael Barata (drums) and guest Eric “Benny” Bloom (trumpet) have a delightful sound: joyful, cool, swinging, warm and infectious. There are two originals by Zinno, three by Mike Tucker, and one by Genovese and four covers. Sweet! Click Here to purchase the CD

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Whaling City Sound represents in the Midwest Record- Dave Zinno and Eric Wyatt

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DAVE ZINNO UNISPHERE/River of January:  This is a vastly different set from the kind from back in the day when jazzbos first discovered world beat and began to incorporate it.  Zinno charts a course to a new world with players that can maneuver it with their eyes closed.  Tasty jazz at the core throughout, this is a side of serious adult sitting down listening that really makes the time fly.  Lusciously played throughout, this crew defines another facet of the sound of summer.

ERIC WYATT/Look to the Sky:  A sax man that was kind of adopted by Sonny Rollins after his own father passed, this label debut is loaded with the kind of church basement honking you might expect from a cat given the freedom to chase that muse.  Muscular, angular playing that takes no prisoners and gives no quarter, this hard hitting date will angry up your blood just enough to let you know your heart is still beating righteously.  Tasty throughout.

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Wood and Strings is “Seventy minutes of clever, subtle, inventive music”

By: Leonid Auskern

For many years I have been listening to American guitarist John Stein (all his CDs are on Whaling City Sound and invariably fall into our “CD-Reviews”) and he never ceases to amaze with every new work. This time it’s a duet album, where bass player Dave Zinno is John’s partner.

The story of this project is told in the liner notes to the album by Stein himself (besides his notes, there is also a great text from John Thomas, not the first time commenting on Stein’s work). In 2016, Stein signed a contract for a month of performances at a restaurant in New Bedford, Massachusetts (the city where the Whaling City Sound label is based). John’s friend and label owner, Neal Weiss, recommended Dave Zinno as a duet partner. The two musicians “fused” so successfully, that the idea to record a joint album was born. Some of it was recorded live at the restaurant, in the morning before its official opening. Then a few weeks later, the musicians moved to Stein’s home studio, where they finished the work with the help of the classy sound engineer Antonio Oliart Ros. So the album “Wood and Strings” was born.

 
“Wood and strings” – that’s what John and Dave called it, meaning their instruments: guitar and double bass. I would call it “Strings and Fingers” rather: it was the touch of the sensitive, understanding, and able fingers of the musicians that gave birth to the magic miracle of this wonderful music. The album contains 14 songs: a few of Stein’s compositions, some standards, and one song of Zinno’s. The album can be savored as a delicious dish, if mainstream jazz is the “kitchen” you like. Stein has long been considered one of the foremost guitarists in this genre. In Dave Zinno, he found a worthy partner. “Up and at ‘Em” and “Switch-a-roo” (composed by Stein), and “Beatrice” by Sam Rivers are highlights. Of course, there was a place in the program for Brazilian jazz, a type of music for which Stein has very warm feelings: “Modinha” from de Moraes and Jobim fit the bill. Seventy minutes of clever, subtle, inventive music is “Wood and Strings,” at your service!
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