Recordings / Artists

WCS 133 – Dino Govoni – Hiding in Plain Sight

WCS 133  Dino Govoni Hiding in Plain SightListening to the opening bars of “Stories Passed,” the kick-off track on Dino Govoni’s new recording, Hiding in Plain Sight, is like rolling the window down on a long empty stretch of highway, with nothing but a cool breeze in...

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WCS 132 – Eric Wyatt – A Song of Hope

WCS 132  Eric Wyatt A Song of Hope As the follow-up to his 2019 release The Golden Rule: For Sonny, Eric Wyatt’s A Song for Hope is vastly different in both tone and intent. Where the former was a tour de force, a tribute to Sonny Rollins and a straight-ahead...

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WCS 131 – Gerry Gibbs – Songs From My Father

WCS 131  Gerry Gibbs Songs From My FatherSongs From My Father is the much-anticipated new album from renowned musical polymath Gerry Gibbs. On his thirteenth release as a leader, drummer-percussionist-bandleader Gibbs presents a smashing double-disc masterwork...

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WCS 130 – Dave Zinno Unisphere – Fetish

WCS 130  Dave Zinno Unisphere FetishLike most musicians for most of the past 18 months, Dave Zinno and his Unisphere bandmates - Mike Tucker on tenor sax, Eric Benny Bloom on trumpet and flugelhorn, Leo Genovese on keyboards, Tim Ray on piano, Rafael Barata on drums...

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WCS 129 – John Stein – Serendipity

WCS 129  John Stein Serendipity Like many serious musicians, John Stein was trying to find a way to reach his audience during the Covid-19 shutdown. He had just released “Watershed,” a career-defining recording to mark his planned retirement from Berklee College of...

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WCS 128 – Shawn Monteiro – You are There

WCS 128 Shawn Monteiro You are ThereIt’s been some time since we’ve heard from Shawnn Monteiro, jazz chanteuse extraordinaire. While the pandemic derailed most performance, Monteiro, who also spends a good deal of her time teaching jazz vocals in a university setting,...

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WCS 127 – Rale Micic – Only Love Will Stay

WCS 127  Rale Micic Only Love Will Stay Rale Micic has played with such artists as Tom Harrell, Don Friedman, Peter Bernstein, Eric Alexander and Greg Hutchinson, among others, but it’s the striking originality with which he plays his own music that really...

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WCS 126 – Greg Abate – Magic Dance

WCS 126  Greg Abate Magic Dance There's a beautiful marriage happening with Greg Abate's "Magic Dance." It's the union between Abate's multi-instrumental gift of bebop and Kenny Barron's varied and sublime compositions. Abate, with Barron, who handles keys on this...

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WCS 125 – Greg Murphy – Cool Water

WCS 125  Greg Murphy Cool Water It is glad tidings indeed that Whaling City Sound announces the release of a new Greg Murphy recording. In fact, the news is almost as joyous as the sound of Murphy’s piano. Cool Water is both heartwarming and exhilarating. Greg’s...

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WCS 124 – Miles Donahue – Just Passing Thru

WCS 124  Miles Donahue Just Passing Thru It may or may not be a fact that jazz musicians age with grace and class. Perhaps someday we will understand this idea better. But in Miles Donahue’s case, the concept certainly bears out. His latest album, coming on the heels...

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WCS 122 – Jim Robitaille – Space Cycles

WCS 122  Jim Robitaille Space Cycles After a brief interlude in a group format, Jim Robitaille is back inside the sparse and generous spaces of his trio. Flanked by Bill Miele on bass and Chris Poudrier on drums, Robitaille sounds as if he returned home after being...

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WCS 121 – John Stein – Watershed

WCS 121  John Stein 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...

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WCS 120 – Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group – Earth

WCS 120  Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group Earth "Earth," from Dave Liebman and his group EXPANSIONS (Bobby Avey on piano, Matt Vashlishan on reeds, Alex Ritz on drums along with the perennial Tony Marino on bass) is the culmination of Liebman’s decades-long elements...

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WCS 119 – Tim Ray – Excursions and Adventures

WCS 119  Tim Ray Excursions and Adventures It’s a delight to hear three supremely talented musicians find common ground, especially considering it’s their first recording together. As many know, T I m Ray (piano), John Pa TIT ucc I (bass), and Te RRI Lyne c a RRI ng T...

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WCS 118 – Jim Robitaille – A View From Within

WCS 118 Jim Robitaille A View From Within It’s been a while since guitarist Jim Robitaille convened for a Jim Robitaille Group recording session. But the wait has been worth it. The award-winning guitarist—who has shared the stage/bill with Karl Berger, Bob Moses, Joe...

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WCS 117 – Eric Wyatt – The Golden Rule

WCS 117  Eric Wyatt The Golden Rule Through his six recordings as a bandleader, tenor talent Eric Wyatt has basically been performing unspoken tributes to Sonny Rollins. Wyatt calls Rollins his actual /musical godfather and has a way of injecting his passion for bebop...

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WCS 116 – Dave Bass – No Boundaries

WCS 116  Dave Bass No Boundaries The saying goes that everyone’s got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass’s rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing...

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WCS 115 – Gerry Gibbs – Thrasher People Our People

WCS 115  Gerry Gibbs Thrasher People Our People Our People, an epic genre-defying masterwork featuring five gifted multi-instrumentalists, is the 12th album released by renowned drummer/composer Gerry Gibbs as a bandleader. The result is a magnificent sonic tapestry...

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WCS 113 – Dave Zinno Unisphere – Stories Told

WCS 113  Dave Zinno Unisphere Stories Told Picking up where the enrapturing "River of January" left off, Dave Zinno Unisphere's follow-up, "Stories Told," further explores the wild and beautiful jungle of jazz, more specifically, the Brazilian/Latin tributary:...

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WCS 111 – Bright Idea – Greg Murphy trio

WCS 111  Bright Idea Greg Murphy trio Greg Murphy, an inventive and versatile two-handed pianist with an epic sense of the pure and beautiful, is a formidable talent. Throughout his musical career, he has accumulated a vast number of stories, and those stories are...

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WCS 110 – Still Happy – Danny Bacher

WCS 110  Still Happy Danny Bacher It’s evident from the get-go that Danny Bacher is an ascendant star. His humor, his delivery, his talent, his joie de vivre appear instantly and plentifully on his new album Still Happy, a rather odd title, considering he’s just...

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WCS 106 – Sheroes – Monika Herzig

WCS 106  Sheroes Monika Herzig The jazz super-group of the year is right here – SHEROES! Pianist-composer Monika Herzig convened this amazing group for a second recording by distinguished improvising virtuosi who are all, not just incidentally, women. Monika’s deft,...

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WCS 105 – Your Sound – Jay Rodriguez

WCS 105  Your Sound Jay Rodriguez You might hear Jay Rodriguez and wonder, “Is there anything you can’t do?” The fact is, it might be tough to track down something along Jay’s musical continuum that he hasn’t done. A versatile bandleader, with flute, clarinet and...

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WCS 104 – Look to the Sky – Eric Wyatt

WCS 104 Look to the Sky Eric Wyatt Look to the Sky, Wyatt’s debut for Whaling City Sound and his sixth recording overall, is magnificently realized, both instrumentally and emotionally. There are musical nods to his father (“Jolley Charlie”) and mother (“Psalm for...

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WCS 103 – Distant Song – Fred Farell

WCS 103  Distant Song Fred Farell As a featured soloist and ensemble singer, Fred Farell has made a name for himself as a preeminent pro jazz voice. Across five decades and at venues as esteemed and diverse as Avery Fisher Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the...

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WCS 101 – River of January – Dave Zinno Unisphere

WCS 101  River of January Dave Zinno Unisphere The songs on Dave Zinno Unisphere’s River of January are lavish jazz adventures, rich with texture, ripe with melodicism, and simply joyful audio journeys. The band is spectacular: Unisphere includes the talents of sax...

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WCS 099 – That Old Feeling – Alma Micic

WCS 099  That Old Feeling Alma Micic Alma Micic Quartet serves up a delightful take on timeless standards, embellished by an original, and a version of the Romany anthem “Solnishko”, with visions of a dreamy night, both sentimental and hopeful. Songs inspired by...

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WCS 098 – The Bug – Miles Donahue

WCS 098  The Bug Miles Donahue The Re-emergence of a Genuine Talent A prominent jazz critic has called versatile horn savant Miles Donahue "a jazz treasure and a best-kept secret, equally adept on trumpet and saxophones and a composer of grace and originality." Once...

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WCS 097 – Another part of me – Marcus Monteiro

WCS 097  Another Part of Me Marcus Monteiro A new Marcus Monteiro Quartet recording comes as good news indeed. The ebullient alto saxophonist plays with the energy of Maceo Parker and the enthusiasm of a beggar at his first banquet. The recording, Another Part of Me,...

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WCS 096 – Breathe – Steve Langone Trio

WCS 096  Breathe Steve Langone Trio To the wider world of jazz world, drummer Steve Langone's name may be an unfamiliar one. But like anything that is worthwhile but unexpected it will come as more than just a pleasant surprise. The Boston area musician has a resume...

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WCS 095 – Departure – Plucky Strum

WCS 095 Departure Plucky Strum All in all, Departure is accomplished and masterful. The material is bravely selected and boldly performed. The recording is balanced and skillfully produced, with lovely mixing and mastering. Interpretations, like CSN’s “Suite: Judy...

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WCS 094 – Forever Young – Reggie Young

WCS 094  Forever Young Reggie Young The complex vertical harmonic structures of Coleman Hawkins or the supple, flowing, melodic lines of Lester Young? Hendrix’s blinding note clusters or B.B. King’s economy? Early on, Reggie Young figured it out. He’ll blow you away...

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WCS 093 – Wood and Strings – John Stein / Dave Zinno

WCS 093  Wood and Strings John Stein / Dave Zinno You wouldn’t think so, but jazz guitar and bass duets are surprisingly rare in recorded jazz, especially considering how common they are on stage. John Stein and Dave Zinno’s Wood and Strings shines an intimate light...

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WCS 089 – Color Tones – John Stein

WCS 089  Color Tones John Stein Acclaimed guitarist John Stein expands his already impressive sonic palette on this new recording, Color Tones. The album, created with his ever intriguing core rhythm section—masterful drummer Zé Eduardo Nazario and renowned bassist...

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WCS 088 – Expansions Live – The Dave Liebman Group

WCS 088  Expansions Live The Dave Liebman Group Dave Liebman’s group “EXPANSIONS” has been together for several years, definitely enough time to find a direction as a result of five musical personalities working together, touring and recording. This live recording...

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WCS 087 – Inside Out – Kristen Lee Sergeant

WCS 087  Inside Out Kristen Lee Sergeant Some vocalists aspire to be jazz singers. Others claim the mantle but fall short. The lucky few, like Kristen Lee Sergeant, meet the challenge and merit the title. INSIDE/OUT displays Sergeant’s qualifications – her superior...

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WCS 086 – Night Music – Rale Micic

WCS 086  Night Music Rale Micic Last we heard from tasty Serbian-born guitar player Rale Micic (pronounced Rah-lay Mee-cheech) he had recorded the sweet trio disc “3.” The work vaulted him to prominence, and he enjoyed enthusiastic followers at prestigious gigs. On...

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WCS 085 – Windows – Tim Ray Trio

WCS 085  Windows Tim Ray Trio "McCoy Tyner, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington and Horace Silver are but a handful of the geniuses that pianist Tim Ray (Lyle Lovett, Gary Burton) pays loving tribute to on Windows, a marvelous collection of trio music featuring John Lockwood...

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WCS 084 – Illuminations – Steven Kirby

WCS 084  Illuminations Steven Kirby "Jazz guitarist nonpareil Steven Kirby vision glows brightly on the perfectly titled Illuminations, richly textured, ebullient and lyrical jazz that represents a giant step in the creative evolution of a wonderful artist. A mix of...

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WCS 082 – Chance Meeting – A.G.N.Z.

WCS 082  Chance Meeting A.G.N.Z. Four powerful jazz artists in mid-career, all with New England roots and impressive experience, come together in one explosion of brilliant light, to produce ten originals, full of purposeful playing and sublime solos. Chance meeting...

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WCS 081 – Summer Breeze – Greg Murphy

WCS 081  Summer Breeze Greg Murphy A prodigious talent whose keyboard pyrotechnics have ignited the bandstands of such shamanistic figures as Rashied Ali and Tisziji Muñoz, veteran pianist-composer Greg Murphy has been a firebrand on the scene since moving to New York...

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WCS 080 – Swing That Music! – Danny Bacher

WCS 080  Swing That Music! Danny Bacher Danny Bacher is a bright new star on the jazz landscape with a distinctive voice and a gift for phrasing. Says The New York Times, “Swing That Music is effortless fun in a tribute to jazz forerunners. It is about making hot...

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WCS 079 – The Whole World In Her Hands – Monika Herzig

WCS 079  The Whole World In Her Hands Monika Herzig Monika Herzig is a fearless and complete jazz artist touring internationally as a pianist, bandleader, award winning author and advocate for jazz music, its genres and its players. It’s not surprising that great...

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WCS 073 – Kind of New – Jason Miles / Ingrid Jensen

WCS 073  Kind of New Jason Miles / Ingrid Jensen Reviews "I have not heard a more important or pleasing recording this year!" - Russ DavisFeatured Jason Miles - keyboards Ingrid Jensen - trumpet Jay Rodriguez - tenor, barritone,soprano sax, bass clarinet on...

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WCS 068 – Samsara – Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group

WCS 068  Samsara Expansions: The Dave Liebman Group "The direction is eclectic with an emphasis on free collective improvising, along with the rhythmic / harmonic devices that have become so prevalent in the last decade or so - explored by a new generation, who like...

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WCS 067 – Ten Hand Band – Balval

WCS 067  Ten Hand Band Balval "Ten Hand Band is an aural document of a band finding its footing in a variety of exciting hybrid areas. Singer Burgess, vocalist/violinist Hartog, guitarist Mizrahi, bassist Body, and percussionist Gigon ably demonstrate how a tart gypsy...

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WCS 066 – Emotion – John Stein & The Mingotan Project

WCS 066  Emotion John Stein & The Mingotan Project "This Recording is a fusion of North American jazz with the powerful emotions and rhythms of Afro-Argentinian tango styles. It is collaboration between artists of different cultures with similar creative visions....

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WCS 064 – Lineage – Dave Liebman & Michael Stephans

WCS 064  Lineage Dave Liebman & Michael Stephans "About twenty years ago, award winning saxophonist David Liebman began making a list of rock and pop songs that he loved and wanted to revisit someday, in order to recreate them in a contemporary series of settings...

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WCS 063 – Love is Gonna Eat You – Grand Army

WCS 063  Love is Gonna Eat You Grand Army Featured Alicia Racine - vocals Adam Colucci - drums, percussion Jude Kingston - keyboards Jupin - bass Jeff - percussion Additional musicians Gregg Savage - guitar and synths Brian Cass - guitar, synths, vocals and...

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WCS 062 – Bing BAnG boOM – John Stein

WCS 062 Bing BAnG boOM John Stein "Together, these four create sounds heard from no other group... Stein provides a lot to work with, including five strong originals, well-chosen standards, and a lyrical solo concept that has only been enhanced by his recent work with...

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WCS 061 – A Whaling City Christmas – Volume: 1

WCS 061 A Whaling City Christmas Volume: 1 A Whaling City Christmas Vol 1 covers a number of musical styles, with an emphasis on folk and rock, along with some pop, jazz, bluegrass, electronics and R & B sprinkled in. The music was made in New Bedford, but is for...

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WCS 060 – Whaling City Sound Waves – Various Artists

WCS 060  Whaling City Sound Waves Various Artists Whaling City Sound Waves is a compilation of select tracks for the benefit of Schwartz Center for Children, a caring organization dedicated to serving children with special needs. This fine recording features R&B...

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WCS 058 – Get Me Joe Beck – Joe Beck Trio

WCS 058  Get Me Joe Beck Joe Beck Trio "Joe Beck was, is and always will be, one of the greatest musicians to ever play this damned instrument called the guitar! His "six piece band" lives on with this recording, for all to marvel at. This is music of the highest...

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WCS 057 – To Carmen With Love – Shawnn Monteiro

WCS 057  To Carmen With Love Shawnn Monteiro Award-winning jazz vocalist Shawnn Monteiro returns to Whaling City Sound with “To Carmen with Love,” a fitting tribute to her inspiration and muse, Carmen McRae. This release is an intimate collection of songs that Carmen...

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WCS 056 – Double Exposure – Frank D’Rone

WCS 056  Double Exposure Frank D'Rone Legendary Singer/Guitarist Frank D'Rone debuts on Whaling City Sound with "Double Exposure." This CD is the culmination of a project that Conductor Phil Kelley and Frank D’Rone had planned to do for many years. Frank sounds as...

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WCS 055 – Tickets To The Moon – McCarthy & Legge

WCS 055  Tickets To The Moon McCarthy & Legge Butch McCarthy & Dori Legge debut on WCS with "Tickets to the Moon." The pair became songwriting partners in 2009 and have been performing and recording non-stop ever since. Combining their many years of playing...

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WCS 054 – Hi Fly – John Stein

WCS 054  Hi Fly John Stein John Stein’s quartet format returns once more with Hi Fly, as John continues his collaboration with bassist extraordinaire John Lockwood and master drummer Zé Eduardo Nazario of Brazil. Rounding out the quartet is keyboard wizard Jake...

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WCS 053 – le ciel tout nu – Balval

WCS 053  le ciel tout nu Balval Whaling City Sound once again delves into the mysterious world of gypsy music as Balval, who hail from Paris, come to our shores with their second release on the label, le ciel tout nu, or "The Naked Wind." A multitude of musical styles...

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WCS 052 – The New Bedford Knockabout – Pumpkin Head Ted

WCS 052  The New Bedford Knockabout Pumpkin Head Ted Pumpkin Head Ted started as a pick-up trio playing in downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1995. In the last fifteen years, this band has developed into a diverse five-piece unit. Many years playing together has...

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WCS 051 – Turn Up The Quiet – John Stein / Ron Gill

WCS 051  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...

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WCS 050 – Raising the Roof – John Stein

WCS 050  Raising the Roof John Stein John Stein assembles another international quartet with "Raising the Roof," a collection of nine gems played to perfection. John is joined by pianist Koichi Sato of Japan, bassist John Lockwood and drummer ZŽ Eduardo Nazario of...

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WCS 049 – Golden Earrings – Joe Beck / Laura Theodore

WCS 049  Golden Earrings Joe Beck / Laura Theodore Whaling City Sound is excited to bring you this very special collection of music from the late, great guitarist Joe Beck and jazz vocalist Laura Theodore. This intimate and inspired series of duets effectively pays...

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WCS 048 – Toys for Chaos – Grand Army

WCS 048  Toys for Chaos Grand Army There are times when talented musicians come together and things just seem to fit; all their abilities mesh. They naturally, without forcing it, bring out the best qualities in each other. It is this way with Grand Army, a dazzling...

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WCS 044 – Neon – Mike Clinco

WCS 044  Neon Mike Clinco L.A. based guitarist Mike Clinco debuts on WCS with "Neon." To acquaint you with Mike, he became associated with Lionel Newman of 20th Century Fox as a session guitarist for many films and television shows. A list of the people he has toured...

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WCS 042 – Encounterpoint – John Stein

WCS 042  Encounterpoint John Stein John's seventh album, and third on Whaling City Sound, features an exciting international quartet who found themselves in the studio in the fall of 2007. The appropriately entitled "Encounterpoint" is the musical record of that...

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WCS 040 – Coincidence – Joe Beck & John Abercrombie

WCS 040  Coincidence Joe Beck & John Abercrombie Whaling City Sound has been excited about bringing this release to you for some time now. Two Jazz Guitar giants, each with impressive resumes, collaborate on "Coincidence." Joe Beck and John Abercrombie are no...

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WCS 039 – Green Street – John Stein

WCS 039  Green Street John Stein A classic revisited! Whaling City Sound is excited to re-release John Stein's fantastic 1999 album Green Street, featuring the great David "Fathead" Newman on saxophone and flute, Ken Clark on the Hammond B3 organ, and Dave Hurst on...

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WCS 038 Blizzard Boheme – Balval

WCS 038  Blizzard Boheme Balval Whaling City Sound stretches out into the world of gypsy folk-rock with Balval's "Blizzard Bohème." Balval, a youthful and fiery quartet hailing from Paris, co-opts the traditional melodies of Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and swirls...

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WCS 037 – Tri07 – Joe Beck

WCS 037  Tri07 Joe Beck Joe Beck's love of playing in threesomes is evidenced in "Tri07," his second trio release on Whaling City Sound. This time, Beck is partnered with bassist Santi Debriano and drummer Thierry Arpino, as they join forces on ten tracks, including...

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WCS 036 – Mark T. Small – Mark T. Small

WCS 036  Mark T. Small Mark T. Small If you're a fan of Delta blues performed in the traditional way, look no further. Mark T Small's self-titled debut on Whaling City Sound will have you tapping your feet to the tune of eleven carefully crafted blues gems. Recorded...

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WCS 035 – Spell – Kristin Lomholt

WCS 035  Spell Kristin Lomholt Kristin Lomholt’s second solo album reveals her daring approach to music as she presents tunes that cross the boundaries of musical genres. Songs by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Bob Dylan, and Dorival Caymmi adorn the CD, as well as...

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WCS 034 – The Hear and Now – William Woods

WCS 034  The Hear and Now William Woods The promise of William Woods' WCS debut Every Part of Me, comes to fruition with his sophomore release on the label, with "The Hear and Now," featuring 12 new compositions written by "The Doctor" William himself. With a new cast...

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WCS 033 – Live at Luna – Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Big Band

WCS 033  Live at Luna Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Big Band The Whaling City Sound debut of drummer Gerry Gibbs, delivers eclectic, modern big band jazz that draws on the greats from the ‘60s and ‘70s. Ten compositions, five of them originals, are influenced by the writing...

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WCS 032 – MM4 – The Marcus Monteiro Quartet

WCS 032 MM4 The Marcus Monteiro Quartet The debut of a local Massachusetts secret kept amongst those in the know! Marcus Monteiro has been composing, playing, and breaking musical traditions for some time. A combination of various modern styles, fusing electronic and...

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WCS 031 – Concerto Internacional de Jazz – John Stein

WCS 031  Concerto Internacional de Jazz John Stein John Stein’s sixth album, and WCS debut "Concerto Internacional de Jazz," is a collaboration between the North American jazz guitarist and several Brazilian jazz musicians. Stein’s collaborators are superb...

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WCS 030 – A New Leaf – Ramona Borthwick

WCS 030 A New Leaf Ramona Borthwick A New Leaf is pianist/composer Ramona Borthwick’s debut CD as a leader, and features 11 original compositions reflecting influences ranging from ECM jazz and Latin music to a hint of spice from her native India. Originally from...

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WCS 029 – Every Part of Me – William Woods

WCS 029  Every Part of Me William Woods William Woods' breakthrough third album is his most accessible and compelling CD to date. Enjoy edgy contemporary jazz at it's finest, as an all-star ensemble of players including Chris Kent (Michael McDonald, Stevie Wonder,...

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WCS 028 – Passing Place – Dan Moretti and Once Through

WCS  028  Passing Place Dan Moretti and Once Through Dan Moretti assembles "Once Through," once again, for their third WCS release, "Passing Place". Ten original compositions by Dan, along with a cover of Wayne Shorter's "Virgo," round out a very strong follow up to...

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WCS 027 – Patience – Dancing Dogs

WCS 027  Patience Dancing Dogs Whaling City Sound is excited to present "Patience," by New Bedford's own Dancing Dogs; a horizon expanding, eclectic mix of material ranging from Jazz, to Ska, to Reggae, to World Beat and Jam Music. Over 60-minutes of material, twelve...

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WCS 026 – Romanza – Ron Murray & Vuelo

WCS 026  Romanza Ron Murray & Vuelo Combining the improvisation of jazz, with the fire of Flamenco, guitarist Ron Murray and Vuélo debut on Whaling City Sound with "Romanza." This CD of contemporary acoustic guitar music features a little bit of everything as Ron,...

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WCS 024 – Lost In Your Eyes – Ann Austin

WCS 024  Lost In Your Eyes Ann Austin Cape Cod based vocalist Ann Austin emerges on Whaling City Sound with her first CD, "Lost In Your Eyes". Eleven tracks, four of them originals, have Ann and her band, featuring pianist/arranger John Harrison III, weaving through a...

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WCS 021 – To Music – Jim Robitaille Group

WCS 021  To Music Jim Robitaille Group Improvisational jazz guitarist Jim Robitaille debuts on Whaling City Sound with "To Music," featuring eight of Jim's original award-winning compositions performed impecably with supporting musicians Dave Liebman on tenor &...

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WCS 020 – Dreaming Out Loud – Kaufman-Gertz-Bergonzi

WCS 020  Dreaming Out Loud Kaufman-Gertz-Bergonzi Drummer Bob Kaufman, bassist Bruce Gertz and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi follow up on their amazing debut, "The Line Between," with an equally amazing release entitled "Dreaming Out Loud," a collection of ten originals...

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WCS 019 – Stories – Dan Moretti and Once Through

WCS 019  Stories Dan Moretti and Once Through Dan Moretti and his Once Through bandmembers return, this time with the tasteful Tim Ray on keyboards, for their second release on the label, entitled "Stories". Twelve spontaneous tracks, each with their own story,...

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WCS 018 – Just Friends – Joe Beck Trio

WCS 018  Just Friends Joe Beck Trio Master guitarist Joe Beck, along with bassist Mark Egan, and the incredible Danny Gottlieb on drums, make up the Joe Beck Trio on this recording "Just Friends." Listen as the fleet-fingered Beck and his friends work their magic...

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WCS 017 – The Lay of the Land – Mike Pope

WCS 017  The Lay of the Land Mike Pope Mike’s mastery of the 5 and 6-string electric bass has led to live and/or recording stints with a wide array of artists, including Mike Stern, Chuck Loeb, Anton Fig, Jason Miles and Blood Sweat & Tears. His precision and...

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WCS 016 – Noble Savage – Hilary Noble

WCS 016  Noble Savage Hilary Noble The incredible skills of saxophonist-percussionist Hilary Noble shine on his debut as a leader on this high velocity release, featuring Hilary’s own compositions with the legendary Bobby Sanabria on drums, Charles Neville on...

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WCS 014 – In the Library – Dino Govoni

WCS 014  In the Library Dino Govoni Dino continues the trend of blowing us away with his extraordinary sax skills on this, his second release on the Whaling City Sound label. It features adventurous original compositions executed with precision by this ultra-tight...

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WCS 013 – Latin Genesis – Liebman-Braden-Moretti

WCS 013  Latin Genesis Liebman-Braden-Moretti A new CD inspired by a legendary session! Saxophonists Dave Liebman, Don Braden, and Dan Moretti are featured here in a Latin session that has its roots in Elvin Jones' 1972 album "Genesis". This group generates raw,...

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WCS 012 – The Edge of the Pond – Marcelle Gauvin

WCS 012  The Edge of the Pond Marcelle Gauvin Vocalist Marcelle Gauvin's follow-up CD features her powerful yet sensitive voice wrapped up in a number of great arrangements, including a couple standards, and tunes by Jobim, Monk, and Lennon & McCartney.Featured...

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WCS 011 – Finders Keepers – Steve Langone Group

WCS 011 Finders Keepers Steve Langone Group A set of "combustible, clearly conceived music" by Boston drummer Steve Langone and his group featuring Jerry Bergonzi.Featured Jerry Bergonzi / tenor sax Steve Langone / drums Nestor Toro/ alto sax Keala Kaumeheiwa /...

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WCS 009 – The Line Between – Kaufman-Gertz-Bergonzi

WCS 009  The Line Between Kaufman-Gertz-Bergonzi A set of forward-looking trio music featuring drummer Bob Kaufman, bassist Bruce Gertz and modern saxophone icon Jerry Bergonzi. Based on Bergonzi's recent explorations into "intervallic" composition and improvisation,...

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WCS 008 – Roman Sun – John Harrison Trio

WCS 008  Roman Sun John Harrison Trio Veteran pianist John Harrison in an inspired trio setting with bassist Peter Kontrimas and drummer Alan Hall. Interactive, swinging, dynamic, and often rhapsodic, the CD displays the talents and inventiveness of one of New...

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WCS 006 – D.S. al Coda – Alon Yavnai

WCS 006  D.S. al Coda Alon Yavnai Pianist/composer Alon Yavnai's music displays a mix of sounds that echo distinct cultures and continents. Yavnai's debut disc as a leader reveals a richness of moods and textures, and his focus on composition, collective momentum, and...

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WCS 004 – Breakin’ Out – Dino Govoni

WCS 004  Breakin' Out Dino GovoniSaxophonist Dino Govoni's recording BREAKIN' OUT features Dino on tenor & soprano sax backed up by a great band, including legendary bassist Eddie GomezReviews "An inspiring voice on the saxophone, Dino has the ability to combine...

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WCS 003 – The Psychic Horns – The Psychic Horns

WCS 003  The Psychic Horns The Psychic Horns When the Psychic Horns play, the music flows like a roller coaster ride. The combined resumes of the players stretches from playing with major jazz and pop performers, to funk & R&B stars.Featured John Allmark /...

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WCS 002 – Once Through – Once Through

WCS 002  Once Through Once Through A spontaneous voyage through some great improvisations and great tunes. Sit back and listen, or stand up and groove to this soulful CD. Enjoy the ride - it's full of surprises.Featured Dan Moretti / tenor and soprano sax Marty Ballou...

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WCS 001 – Faces of Love – Marcelle Gauvin

WCS 001  Faces of Love Marcelle Gauvin Vocalist Marcelle Gauvin's debut CD featuring John Harrison, Peter Kontrimas, Jack Menna, Michael Monaghan, and Stan Strickland. Standard tunes include Skylark, Love for Sale, Not While I'm Around, and others. "From the opening...

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