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AGNZ’s Chance Meeting reviewed by O’s Place and is at #46 on JazzWeek chart

On February 14th, O’s Place Jazz Newsletter reviewed AGNZ‘s Chance Meeting as follows:
“O’s Notes: A.G.N.Z. is a quartet featuring guitarist Jay Azzolina, Dino Govoni on sax, drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Dave Zinno. Dave and Adam had a successful tour in Europe that sparked interest in doing more together. They all convened in Providence, RI and their dream became reality. Each of the band members contributes at least one composition to this all-original set. That gives the session lots of variety as the Chance Meeting evolved into a strong session where the musicians gelled as a band. Among the best tunes are “N.T.I.”, “1 Of 3” and “Asha”.”
Chance Meeting is currently at #46 on the JazzWeek Chart
Azzolina Govoni Nussbaum Zinno/Chance Meeting/082 (re-peaks at 12, 23 weeks airplay) Four powerful jazz artists in mid-career, all with New England roots and impressive experience, come together in one explosion of brilliant light, to produce ten originals, full of purposeful playing and sublime solos. Chance meeting indeed! Perhaps though it’s not a coincidence that drummer Adam Nussbaum, bassist Dave Zinno, guitarist Jay Azzolina, and saxophonist Dino Govoni met at all. Together, the first-call quartet fuses beautifully on their debut play date together.
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WCSound “We’re Back” No. 1 for No. 2 + Grammy ballot listings!

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The Thrasher Dream Trio

—Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, and Kenny Barron—

Completes massive year, with its second chart-topping recording!

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There was not one, but two tremendous—and tremendously successful—albums in a single year by the same band. The Thrasher Dream Trio, featuring bandleader/drummer Gerry Gibbs and his very special guests Kenny Barron and Ron Carter, had one heckuva 12-month period. Consider the facts –

First, Thrasher Dream Trio spent four months on JazzWeek chart to kick off 2014 and topped the chart in the big #1 spot for a full six weeks.

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 The band’s second recording, We’re Back, an innovative survey of jazz-suffused R&B covers, has quickly gone from “most added” to #1 in just a few weeks and remains there as we speak, exploding on jazz radio and turning DJs into converts daily.

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Some high profile projects fail to live up to expectations. Not so here. Both discs, spun from the magic fingers of Gibbs, Barron, and Carter, are exhilarating excursions of rich jazz adventure. The first disc is, by turns, comfortable and exploratory, turning up lots of terrific moments. For example, Herbie Hancock’s “The Eye of the Hurricane,” accelerates out of the gate with virtuosic intensity and never lets up; and Monk’s “Epistrophy,” which kicks off the album, is tasteful, simply perfect, up-tempo playing.

On We’re Back, the inventive jazz performances of Gibbs, Carter, and Barron, filter beautifully through a prism of material by Earth, Wind and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack and Marvin Gaye. The recording, which also features red-hot, world-class guests Warren Wolf (vibraphone), Larry Goldings (B-3), and Steve Wilson (woodwinds)—takes familiar tunes and morphs them into sizzling jazz standards.

Both recordings are remarkable modern-day classics starring three musicians at their peak. Joe Lovano affirms, “Gerry Gibbs has put together another fun and swinging session with a new spin on some of the best loved R&B classics of the day … This recording will capture you from start to finish! Enjoy!”

We hope you will agree, both recordings are Grammy worthy. Please consider Gibbs, Barron and Carter’s Thrasher Dream Trio’s work.

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This has been a very special year for

 

WHALING CITY SOUND

 

distributed by NAXOS

 

with 7 acclaimed releases.

 

Follow the links below, where you can hear these compelling recordings for consideration as the GRAMMY Awards approach.

 

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Get Me Joe Beck
Joe Beck Trio

 

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Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio
Kenny Barron / Gerry Gibbs / Ron Carter
The Eye of Hurricane
The Woman on the TV Screen
Tell Me a Bedtime Story

 

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Emotion
John Stein & The Mingotan Project
Recoleta

 

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Ten Hand Band
Balval

 

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Samsara
Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

 

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We’re Back
Kenny Barron / Gerry Gibbs / Ron Carter

 

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What’s Going On

 

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Motif
Greg Abate Quartet

 

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FIRST-ROUND BALLOT DUE
NOVEMBER 5

 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
DECEMBER

 

FINAL BALLOTS MAILED
​Final-round voting determines the winners of the 57th GRAMMY Awards
DECEMBER 17

 

FINAL BALLOTS DUE
JANUARY 16

 

WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 57th GRAMMY AWARDS
FEBRUARY 8

 

KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED!!!

 

 

 

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