intelligent debut …The eight originals are melodic and nuanced …
“Cadence” is not only beautiful, it’s free- wheeling. Irabagon soars,
Baggetta flexes and spreads, Ferber plays around, atop and behind, and
Gingery, a precise anchor, puts it all together.
- DownBeat Magazine
...highly enjoyable energetic contemporary jazz.
- Jazz Life Magazine
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. - criticaljazz.com
...a nice ear opener by a new cat who has something to say musically. - Midwest Record
Impressive post-bop sounds! - Jazz Weekly
...suprisingly fine original compositions ... Gingery favors novel and odd-time signature rhythms, but both he and Ferber express them with gratifyingly natural flow... - New York City Jazz Record
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DownBeat Magazine July 2015
CD is by bassist Bob Gingery who has studied with Ron Carter and John
Patittucci. He has been active on the New York jazz scene since 1999.
The quartet features John Irabagon and Mike Baggetta who are give very
strong perfomances. Bob’s deep, focused sound is never overcome by the
other players. The title track Traveler is a powerful tune with a 5/4
time signature and has strong forward motion. Another tune features 7/4
funk. This is highly enjoyable energetic contemporary jazz.
Hayata, Jazz Life