JULIAN GERSTIN

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Julian Gerstin, PhD is an ethnomusicologist, percussionist and composer. At the Vermont Jazz Center, Julian co-leads the Latin Jazz Ensemble with Eugene Uman, teaches Caribbean/African Percussion, and runs a Rhythm Theory course at the Summer Jazz Workshop. He also serves on the Board as President and a member of the Grants Committee.

Julian's percussive explorations have led him from the folk traditions of Ghana and Cuba to popular music from Nigeria to Brazil, as well as jazz styles from New Orleans brass bands to avant-garde experimentalism. He currently appears with his own ensemble, the Julian Gerstin Sextet, playing original jazz influenced by the rhythms and forms of Caribbean and Balkan music; with the Afrocuban folkloric dance ensemble Iroko Nuevo; and with local bands playing salsa, samba, and Latin jazz.

In the academic world, Julian has taught music and ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, Clark University, Marlboro College and Keene State College. He studied
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JULIAN GERSTIN Julian Gerstin Sextet : The One Who Makes You Happy album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Julian Gerstin Sextet : The One Who Makes You Happy
World Fusion 2017
JULIAN GERSTIN The Old City album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Old City
World Fusion 2018

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JULIAN GERSTIN The Old City

Album · 2018 · World Fusion
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This is the follow-up to ‘The One Who Makes You Happy’, which I reviewed some time ago, and contains the same core line-up of clarinetist Anna Patton, Don Anderson on trumpet and flugelhorn, pianist Eugene Uman, bassist Wes Brown and drummer Ben James, her joined by trombonist John Wheeler, flautist Carl Clements and tenor saxophonist Jon Weeks added to the group. In addition, “Leander’s Waltz” and “The Deaf Singer” have two guest artists apiece. There aren’t many percussionists or drummers who have led bands, no matter what musical style, yet here we have Julian Gerstin, who plays the tanbou bèlè drum of Martinique, along with congas, tupan and percussion, and writes all the music.

In the digipak he explains the different styles employed within the album, from rondo, mazouk, blues, Columnbian cumbia and others. This is music which feels Caribbean in many ways due to the use of percussion, which allows a joyful feel to sit within. The brass and woodwind are controlled, sometimes screaming but at others in perfect harmony, while the additional instrumentation being employed adds additional finesse. To my ears this is an incredibly solid effort, and although not quite as vibrant as his last outing is still well worth hearing.

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