Tim Stine Trio Tim Stine Trio

Tim Stine Trio
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Tim Stine has become the guitarist of choice for many groups/improv settings in the Chicago area since 2008, including his incredible work with the Nick Mazzarella Quintet. So it’s with extreme pleasure that we present the first physical release for Stine as a leader/writer with this self-titled Tim Stine Trio tape!

Stine fills out his trio with the go-to Chicago rhythm section of Anton Hatwich on bass and Frank Rosaly on drums. The first thing that grabs you is that Stine plays acoustic guitar throughout the entire album…a beautiful, conceptual twist on the jazz guitar trio sound — The acoustic guitar adds an earthy, in-your-face feel that brings Stine’s playing to the foreground while Hatwich & Rosaly provide a strong & spacious background for Stine’s gorgeous melodies. This is the kind of guitar trio record we at AS have been waiting to hear and Tim Stine has gone beyond our wildest expectations…

Stine plays acoustic guitar and writes knotty, slaloming lines that express melodies in sudden rushes of activity—tangles of tightly clustered notes are followed by measures of silence, as if Derek Bailey had decided he wanted to swing again. Hatwich and Rosaly do an excellent job at giving the music a brisk energy, and their playing eschews any kind of clutter, giving the leader a sophisticated, spacious platform on which to embroider heaving-and-retreating melodies.” — Peter Margasak

Tim Stine Trio is out September 2, 2016 in an edition of 175 tapes with digital download.
ALBUM CREDITS:
Tim Stine Trio
Tim Stine — acoustic guitar
Anton Hatwich — upright bass
Frank Rosaly — drums

Recorded and Mixed by Brian Sulpizio
Mastered by Todd Carter

THE REVIEWS & ARTICLES:
Review by PETER MARGASAK for CHICAGO READER.
Review by CHRIS HAINES for FREE JAZZ BLOG.

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