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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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Night Journey Rewind with CEO of Whaling City Sound records Neal Weiss

Whaling City Sound was founded in 1999, to provide the musical audience with a bit of our abundance of outstanding musicians, and in doing so, have the artists heard, seen and enjoyed by a wider audience. From the beginning, we aimed for innovative musicianship, impeccable recording quality, and professional packaging that best reflects the feel of each individual recording. Whaling City Sound is dependent on listeners of all types, from radio and retail, to jazz lovers and fans, and it is because of these people, collectively our audience, that we exist. Since our inception, our recordings have helped garner international recognition for our artists. Purchasing music on a label supports artists’ careers and exposes more artists to you. Please show your support for this label and the exceptional artists.  What it really comes down to is this – if you like the CDs and buy them, we can continue to make more of them of equal or better quality.  Thank you for your time, and enjoy the music.

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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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