Local Journeys

by Carl Weingarten



by Glenn Astarita, JazzReview.com

"West Coast guitarist Carl Weingarten is a colorist who blends an enviable technique with gobs of emotive sentiment and subtly designed electronic effects. On this endeavor he employs a strings section on selected works, to complement electric bass hero Michael Manring's softly lyrical accompaniment.

Weingarten uses various electric slide guitars, dobro and ebow to round out these eclectic, electronic dreamscapes. He uses volume control techniques to leverage his multihued phrasings throughout these pieces that impart a sustaining impression. Elsewhere, the guitarist plucks gentle harmonics while generating endearing, melodic hooks via his supple slide guitar voicings.

Weingarten conveys an artsy musical persona, often dappled with poise and a near-flawless mode of execution during these enduring tone poems that beckon repeated listens. (Enthusiastically recommended...)"


released July 1, 2005

Carl Weingarten electric slide guitars, dobro, ebow, efx
Brian Knave drums, percussion, found objects, electric percussion guitar (2)
Michael Manring acoustic and electric bass, ebow
Robin Bonnell cello (1, 8, 11)
Marcie Brown cello (7, 9)
Jessica Ivry cello (6)
John Baker piano, synthesizer (5, 8, 10)
George Gousis keyboard, samples (6)



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Carl Weingarten Alameda, California

"Carl Weingarten is an American guitarist, photographer, and founder of the independent music label Multiphase Records. Regarded as "one of the truly great indie musicians working today" by the San Francisco Chronicle,[1] he is best known for his atmospheric sound and use of the slide guitar and Dobro. Weingarten has played a significant role in progressive underground music for nearly 30 years" ... more

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