No Goodbyes John Stein
- 1Zip Line03:19
- 2Falling Grace04:25
- 3Dig Blues04:00
- 4What If Love Never Dies05:59
- 7No Goodbyes06:12
- 8Jardin del Turia03:49
- 9Our Love Will See Us Through06:35
- 10Every Stepping Stone04:03
Info for No Goodbyes
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.
John Stein, guitar
Ed Lucie, bass
Mike Connor, drums
Cindy Scott, vocals
Internationally renowned jazz guitarist John Stein was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri USA where he took up his instrument at an early age. His talent for and love of music ultimately earned him a faculty position at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was a longtime Professor in the Harmony Department.
John Stein is an experienced teacher, clinician, recording artist, and author. John has performed as a leader or a sideman with some of the world’s finest jazz acts, and his compositions and performances cover the spectrum of jazz styles.
John is a prolific recording artist as a leader, in addition to the contributions he has made to other artists’ projects. His newest recording, Serendipity [WSC 129], will be released on June 18, 2021.
John published educational columns in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine for many years that focused on composition and arranging for jazz guitar. Berklee Press published John’s arranging materials in a book that is now available, entitled: Berklee Jazz Standards For Solo Guitar. John compiled the compositional materials into two books that are now available: Composing Blues For Jazz Performance, and Composing Tunes For Jazz Performance.
“My music is the result of a lifetime’s involvement with my instrument, the guitar, and many hours studying theory, composition, arranging, and musical history,” says John. His warm and deeply expressive creative jazz performances move and excite audiences wherever he appears.
This album contains no booklet.