MP3 Gian Wiegner & Gary Brunotte - About Time
Jazz guitar/organ quartet, tunes ranging from straight-ahead Jazz to Samba, to New Orleans French quarter groove. Recorded in two sessions, one in Boston, one in North Carolina.
13 MP3 Songs in this album (58:14) !
Related styles: JAZZ: Jazz quartet, JAZZ: Hammond Organ
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A collaborative effort recorded during two sessions by Gian Wiegner (electric guitar) and Gary Brunotte (Hammond B3 and Korg Cx3 organ), superbly assisted by Boston greats John Lockwood (acoustic bass) and Steve Langone (drums), and two of North Carolina’s finest, Paul Engbretsen (acoustic bass) and Dan Davis (drums).
(The Boston session yielded tracks #1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 12 and 13, tracks #4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11 recorded in Durham, NC)
‘About Time’ is broken up into roughly equal shares of Wiegner and Brunotte originals and jazz standards. Song styles range from straight ahead jazz to jazz waltz (“Cool Waltzin’”) to samba (“It Could Happen to You”) to New Orleans groove (“Samba This”).
Many of Gian’s and Gary’s compositions pay homage to favorite jazz musicians, e.g., PM Blues (dedicated to Pat Martino), Wes Meets Les (Montgomery and McCann), Monkian Around (Thelonious Monk) and Ode To Charlie (dedicated to the great Charlie Banacos).
Gian Wiegner, Gary Brunotte, John Lockwood and Steve Langone are all alumni of Boston’s Berklee College of Music. Gary has taught at Berklee in the past and John is, of course, still one of Berklee’s finest instructors.
Released September 2008.