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

WHALING CITY SOUND
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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Weather or Not reviewed as “a high water mark for contemporary jazz” by Midwest Record Entertainment

On February 20th, Midwest Record Entertainment posted the following review of Weather or Not, which is the upcoming Gerry Gibbs & Thrasher People album being released on February 24th: 
“WHALING CITY SOUND 
GERRY GIBBS & THRASHER PEOPLE/Weather or Not: Gibbs has long convinced us he’s one of the driving wheel/spark plugs of contemporary jazz and here he feels the need to drive the point home on a twofer that is packed to the gills with plenty of stuff to blow your mind.. The disc opens with his new band doing a trio take on Weather Report. The other disc is back to his originals that he’s been keeping in hiding for years. The drummer that knows how to give everyone else some takes it to the next level of the game on this tour de force that’ll simply blow your ears wide open. Not a false note in the bunch, this is a high water mark for contemporary jazz. Hot stuff.”
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Midwest Record reviews John Stein’s Color Tones as “on point beautiful playing”

On January 27th, Midwest Record reviewed John Stein’s newest album Color Tones as follows:

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JOHN STEIN/Color Tones: It’s not daddio jazz but it’s right in the pocket of the classic jazzbo sessions that caught your attention back in the day before you were even sure just what it was that was hitting you. With a crew right in step with the guitarist leading the way, this is on point beautiful playing that you just want to sink back into. Snazzy stuff that grabs you ear and doesn’t let go. Well done throughout.”

View the full review here.

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