The Banff Sessions
“John Stowell plays jazz, but he doesn't use any of the cliches; he has an incredible originality. John is a master creator.”
While teaching at the Banff Centre's jazz workshop, guitarist John Stowell took some time from his relentless touring schedule to share a few minutes in the studio with longtime friends Don Thompson and Dave Liebman. Conceived as a duo project with bassist Thompson, Liebman overheard the planning and asked to
join in on several of the tunes for some great moments.
Everybody's Song But My Own (5:16)
Prelude To A Kiss (8:17)
Once I Loved (7:39)
Bye Bye Blackbird (9:55)*
How My Heart Sings (4:19)
- soprano saxophone*
Produced by JOHN STOWELL
Production assistance: JOHN BISHOP
Recorded July 30, 1998 at THE BANFF CENTRE STUDIO
Engineered by REED KRUGER
Mixed by MARK FRETHEM, Doctor Digital, Portland, OR, July 2002
Mastered by MARK GUENTHER, Seattle Disc Mastering, Seattle, WA, July 2002
Photography by MATT JORGENSEN / OriginArts.net
Mountain artwork by KELLEY SHANNON
Layout and design by JOHN BISHOP/ OriginArts
While many players who came up in the '70s and '80s stylistically reflect the influence of Pass, Montgomery, Hall, Kessel, Burrell, Grant Green, and a few other players who helped forged the mainstream guitar style in the '50s and '60s, Oregon resident John Stowell plays with an airy, lithe approach the basis of which is advanced, close-voiced chor ...
A fantastic CD from a great artist!
John Stowell is not only a great guitar player, he is one of the few unique voices in jazz today. He has a style that is instantly recognizable, and plays with very intense feeling and emotion. The sad fact is that John has been playing to this great level of musicianship for at least 25 years, yet is known to ...