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Turn Up The Quiet

John Stein / Ron Gill

 Vocalist Ron Gill joins guitarist John Stein, as they pair up on “Turn Up The Quiet,” recorded at WGBH Radio in Boston in the spring of 2009.

Longtime Downbeat Magazine scribe Fred Bouchard writes “When we need to move on from too much talk (as composer Ivan Lins tells us in his tune Love Dance), there’s nothing like quiet music and a warming lyric to shush up our noisemakers (inside and outside) and educe romantic notions from musicians and listeners alike. Ron Gill and John Stein find their love of fine songs turn them to dancing with words, lofting pretty chords, and capturing passionate ideas about togetherness. Collaboration Ğ so often a tricky treat, a windy street they negotiate openhandedly with wit and diplomacy.”

WCS says This a gem of a recording with fourteen expertly crafted tracks, thirteen distinctive standards and one original that must be heard! Stein’s subtle guitar playing and Gill’s perfectly executed vocals, along with the addition of Gilad Barkan on piano, is a collaboration that will be enjoyed over and over!

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John Stein – guitar, acoustic bass

Ron Gill – vocals

Gilad Barkan – piano