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James Whiting

CD

Burbank

2011 0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 / 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1 Rating
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Released February 2011
Format CD
Type
Added on Monday, 25 June 2012
State Qld
Price 0.00 $
Length 59:00
N of discs 1
Edition date February 2011
Country Australia
Label Independant
Catalog number JW001
Edition details

Review

 

"For his debut, Brisbane born vibist has tapped instinctively into the elegant sound of the vibraphone with a maturity way beyond his 20 years. His sometimes, chiming, sometimes modal or swinging compositions utilising warm melodies are beautifully subtle vehicles for his expressive style. Never overtly virtuosic, he plays with controlled finesse. A student of Joe Locke, Whiting gathered a first rate band to record in New York including ex-pat bassist Sam Anning and pianist Steve Newcomb. John Wikan’s textural drumming and notably his cymbal work particularly complements the recording as does the German saxophonist Stefan Schmid on four of the eight track."

by Peter Wockner
Previously published in Limelight Nov 2011

 

 

“I love the honesty and emotional directness in his playing and writing. He is his own man. I’m excited to see where his head and heart will take him as he continues to grow. If this recording is any indication, it’s going to be some beautiful places.”

– Joe Locke, Vibraphonist/Composer/Educator, NYC Jan 2011

 

 

 

 

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