Title Of Album: About Time
Year Of Release: 2008
Genre: Jazz: Guitar/Hammond Organ
Label: Sincopato Records
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 57:59
Total Size: 137 MB
01. Cool Waltzin' (5:06)
02. He Made Away With Love (5:11)
03. Wes Meets Les (4:02)
04. Pm Blues (3:25)
05. It Could Happen To You (5:07)
06. Ode To Charlie (4:49)
07. I Could Write A Book (5:04)
08. No One But You (4:25)
09. Memories Of Tomorrow (4:08)
10. Don't Rush Me (2:58)
11. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans (4:34)
12. Samba This (2:35)
13. Monkian Around (6:30)
"This is an absolute gem! I have been a fan of Brunotte since I had the pleasure to receive his "Manic Moments"!
Gary and Gian are master musicans and improvisers, and it will be my pleasure to introduce my listeners to this great cd." -Peter Kuller, Jazz Presenter Radio Adelaide 101.5fm, JPL "Jazz from Down Under"
"I really like About Time" -Bill Falconer, JazzReview.com
"Thanks so much for this very very very nice CD, really a pleasure to listen to and will be great to give it airplay in my program" -Joost Van Steen, Jazz & Blues Tour Radio - The Netherlands
"There’s a lot of good stuff here not to be missed, without question Gian Wiegner and Gary Brunotte have one excellent recording that deserves attention. About Time is here and it’s a good one" -Edward Blanco, ejazznews
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.