Label: Whaling City Sound
Subgenre: Contemporary Jazz
Album including Album cover
- 1Rio Escuro04:25
- 3A Taste of Honey06:16
- 4Brazilian Hug05:21
- 7The Kicker04:35
- 8Waltz New04:21
- 10Dreamsville (From "Peter Gunn")05:08
- 12The Hang02:06
Info for Watershed
There’s really something to the idea that experience helps you see things more clearly. On the transcendent Watershed, guitarist John Stein’s 15th recording and 11th for Whaling City Sound, Stein, and his simpatico band realize this set of deep grooves with remarkable clarity. Aided by the considerable talents of his band, including Frank Herzberg (bass), ZéEduardo Nazario (drums), Daniel Grajew (keyboards), and Teco Cardoso (flute and saxes), Stein manages to reveal the magic hiding in these grooves and rhythms. Recorded in São Paulo, Brazil, Watershed features John’s compositions, jazz classics by Jim Hall, Joe Henderson, Pat Martino, and a timeless gem by Henry Mancini. The exceptional band of musicians is fully committed, achieving stylistic variety, deep grooves, and authentic feeling on all the tunes. Watershed is suffused with lyricism and artistic clarity as he raises the bar for his own future visions.
John Stein, guitar
Daniel Grajew, piano, keyboards
Teco Cardoso, alto flute, soprano and alto saxophone
Frank Herzberg, acoustic bass
Zé Eduardo Nazario, drums
Internationally renowned jazz guitarist John Stein was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri USA where he took up his instrument at an early age. His talent for and love of music ultimately earned him a faculty position at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he is a Professor in the Harmony Department.
John Stein is an experienced teacher, clinician, recording artist, and author. John has performed as a leader or a sideman with some of the world’s finest jazz acts, and his compositions and performances cover the spectrum of jazz styles.
John is a prolific recording artist as a leader, in addition to the contributions he has made to other artists’ projects. His newest recording, Watershed [WSC 121], will be released in March 2020.
John published educational columns in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine for many years that focused on composition and arranging for jazz guitar. Berklee Press published John’s arranging materials in a book that is now available, entitled: Berklee Jazz Standards For Solo Guitar. John compiled the compositional materials into two books that are now available: Composing Blues For Jazz Performance, and Composing Tunes For Jazz Performance.
“My music is the result of a lifetime’s involvement with my instrument, the guitar, and many hours studying theory, composition, arranging, and musical history,” says John. His warm and deeply expressive creative jazz performances move and excite audiences wherever he appears.
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