You wouldn’t think so, but jazz guitar and bass duets
are surprisingly rare in recorded jazz, especially
considering how common they are on stage. John
Stein and Dave Zinno’s Wood and Strings shines an
intimate light on the simple joys of collaboration.
The duo brings with it two lifetimes of musical
experience and the awesome ability to explore, find,
and cultivate personal and musical ground together. If
there is an essential quality to this collection, it’s that
Stein, through his compositions, arrangements, and
performances, has created the environment in which
he and Zinno can play in the moment while creating
something of timeless beauty.