Bob Gingery hears the music differently than most, an exciting new talent and rising star!
Brent Black / www.criticaljazz.com
Bob Gingery is a bass player originally working out of the Bay area and has established an all star 4tet with his debut release, Traveler. Most debut releases will include a handful of standards and essentially serve as a business card to hopefully peak the interest of new listeners. Traveler is meticulously constructed with eight forward thinking originals and a most impressive lineup of Jon Irabagon on tenor, Mike Baggetta on guitar and Mark Ferber on drums.
Reviewing all original material can be a daunting task as the first and most logical question would be who does Bob Gingery sound like? Himself of course...An original artist whose compositions have shifting dynamics, odd meter and all without losing that special lyrical sense of purpose that make Traveler so engaging. Personally...I'll say Charlie Haden lite if you have to have a name. Tunes such as the opener "Second Nature" are indeed standout tunes.
The resume here is impressive having spent time with Ron Carter and Geri Allen. Gingery is also a respected educator thus making him that rare improvisational triple threat. An impressive outing. These are lyrical conversations from a true collective and you are invited along for the ride.
Tracks: Second Nature; Wheeling; Boot Hill; Traveler; Inland Empire; Three Legged Dog; Past Lives; Cadence.