Congrats to John Stein/Ron Gill (Whaling City Sound, New Bedford, MA) Turn Up the Quiet just appeared in The Boston Phoenix, in the best of 2010 column by Jon Garelick!
RON GILL/JOHN STEIN
Singer Gill and guitarist Stein have been long-time teammates, and on Turn Up the Quiet (Whaling City Sound), they show each other at their best. The only other musician on the CD is pianist Gilad Barkan (playing beautifully), and the scaled-back setting gives Gill’s warm, conversational directness a chance to shine. An April show at Scullers was meant to showcase both Turn Up the Quiet and Stein’s equally fine Raising the Roof (also on Whaling City) but Gill — a one-time fixture on the Boston scene as a musician and WGBH jazz announcer, now living in North Carolina — was felled by illness, and Stein’s band went on alone. With any luck, Gill and Stein will perform together again in Boston in 2011.
Read more: http://thephoenix.com/boston/music/113096-top-10-jazz-stories-of-2010/#ixzz18nu9621m