• LABEL /Whaling City Sound
  • FORMAT /Digital / CD


A Few Words

A signal achievement at any time in jazz history, ensemble longevity is particularly rare at present; yet the John Stein Quartet, a multi–generational and intercontinental enterprise from the outset survives. And as the present and three previous Whaling City discs have documented, it thrives. Stein provides a lot to work with, including five strong originals . . . well–chosen standards . . . and a lyrical solo concept.

Best of all, Stein’s vision of music as “a conversation among friends, not an excuse for impressing people with chops,” sets a tone that is upheld and magnified by his partners. (Bob Blumenthal, from the liner notes)

John Stein, guitar; Jake Sherman, piano and Hammond organ; John Lockwood, acoustic bass; Zé Eduardo Nazario, drums.