Bob Gingery – Traveler
Since his arrival to New York in 1999 Bob Gingery has been performing with some of the city's top musicians including Eliot Zigmund, Joe Beck, Buddy Williams, Alan Harris, Ron Afif, Brad Shepik and Lou Volpe. He has played at the Blue Note, Birdland, the Hartford International Jazz Festival, Joe's Pub and the Knitting Factory. Maintaining a busy schedule as both a sideman and band leader, he is at home with many styles of music and has performed and recorded with jazz, rock, pop, r'n'b and latin artists, musicals and symphony orchestras.
Bob is also active as an educator. He is a faculty memeber at Concordia Conservatory in Bronxville, NY. Working with the nonprofit organization Music Crossing Borders, he helps to teach students about the music of cultures from around the world. He has also been a clinician for the Westchester Community College's Jazz Master Class since 2001.
Originally from the San Francisco bay area, he began playing the saxophone at age 10 but the sounds of James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia, and Jaco Pastorius inspired him to pick up the bass guitar. He was soon gigging with local rock bands and playing in his high school's jazz band. At age 18 he began studying the upright bass. He holds undergraduate degrees in music from Berklee College of Music and California State University, Chico and a Masters Degree in music from the City College of New York where he studied with Ron Carter, John Patitucci, and Geri Allen.
1. Second Nature - 6:01 2. Wheeling - 3:59 3. Boot Hill - 6:58 4. Traveler - 6:40 5. Inland Empire - 6:56 6. Three Legged Dog - 6:37 7. Past Lives - 7:32 8. Cadence - 8:56
Bob Gingery (bass), Jon Irabagon (tenor sax), Mike Baggetta (guitar), and Mark Ferber (drums).
Recorded at The Bunker Studio, in Brooklyn, New York, on May 28, 2013
Mixed at the Bunker on September 1, 2013
Produced by Bob Gingery
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol