A New Day

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Werner "Vana" Gierig is a fine pianist who in 2003 toured as a member of violinist Regina Carter's group. This set mostly features his trio with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Alvester Garnett, but has a guest appearance by Carter on "Gatinha Sabidinha" and occasional spots for percussionists, trombonist Christophe Schweizer whose horn is just used for atmosphere, and background vocalists, particularly on the more Brazilian-oriented pieces like "Mating Call." Although the singalong near the end of "A New Day" a tune based on "In a Mellow Tone" is likable, in reality none of the guests is really needed. The most rewarding selections showcase the trio, including the hard ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Werner "Vana" Gierig is a fine pianist who in 2003 toured as a member of violinist Regina Carter's group. This set mostly features his trio with bassist Sean Conly and drummer Alvester Garnett, but has a guest appearance by Carter on "Gatinha Sabidinha" and occasional spots for percussionists, trombonist Christophe Schweizer whose horn is just used for atmosphere, and background vocalists, particularly on the more Brazilian-oriented pieces like "Mating Call." Although the singalong near the end of "A New Day" a tune based on "In a Mellow Tone" is likable, in reality none of the guests is really needed. The most rewarding selections showcase the trio, including the hard boppish "Low Features," the sensitive ballad "An Awakening Thought," "That's All," and the brief but driving "Moving On."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/8/2008
  • Label: Challenge
  • UPC: 608917326628
  • Catalog Number: 73266
  • Sales rank: 391,625

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vana Primary Artist
Regina Carter Violin, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Hand Clapping, Guest Appearance
Don Falzone Vocals, Hand Clapping, Hand Clapping, Vocal Ad-Libs
Duduka Da Fonseca Triangle, Caxixi, Repique, Agogo, Shaker, Guest Appearance
Philip Hamilton Vocals, Guest Appearance
Mark Lambert Vocals, Hand Clapping, Caxixi, Hand Clapping, Shaker, Guest Appearance
Christophe Schweizer Trombone, Guest Appearance
Alvester Garnett Drums, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Surdo, Hand Clapping
Sean Conly Bass
Gino Sitson Vocals, Guest Appearance
Vinicius Barros Pandeiro, Tamborim, Guest Appearance
Adriano Santos Percussion, Repique, Shaker, Tamborim, Guest Appearance
Werner "Vana" Gierig Piano, Vocals, Hand Clapping, Surdo, Hand Clapping
Technical Credits
Alan Brandt Composer
Regina Carter Liner Notes
Manfred Knoop Engineer
Bob Haymes Composer
Alvester Garnett Composer
Sean Conly Composer
Iain Fraser Engineer
Clemens Paskert Mastering
Marcel van den Broek Cover Design, Cover Photo
Adriano Santos Rhythmic Concept
Werner "Vana" Gierig Arranger, Composer, Producer, Engineer, overdub engineer
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