Label: Whaling City Sound
Format: COMPACT DISC
Connors, Mike; Lucie, Ed; Stein, John; Scott, Cindy
Experience illuminates the path to clarity; and nowhere is this more evident than in "No Goodbyes" by guitarist John Stein. As his 18th recording and 13th for the renowned Whaling City Sound label; Stein; along with his exceptional trio partners Ed Lucie on bass guitar and Mike Connors on drums; showcases a transcendent musical experience. Building upon their previous collaboration on 2021's Serendipity; the trio creates an enchanting collection of interactive; conversational; and expressive melodies. Adding a new dimension to this captivating journey; the talented vocalist Cindy Scott joins them on five tracks. With her insightful and sophisticated lyrics; Scott breathes life into Stein's jazz compositions; transforming them into magnificent songs. The music on this album evokes a range of emotions; from powerful and delicate to playful and swinging. Drawing from their diverse musical backgrounds and life experiences; each contributor infuses the core grooves of every composition with depth and authenticity. The synergy between the John Stein Trio and Cindy Scott is undeniable. Their unwavering commitment to exposing the soul and spirit of the music shines through every note. A palpable sense of familiarity and devotion pervades this recording; enveloping it with exquisite lyricism and artistic clarity. "No Goodbyes" is a testament to the enduring power of musical collaboration; leaving listeners profoundly moved and yearning for more.