Echo Chamber is the eighth album by the New York vocalist Gino Sitson. An indefatigable explorer in sound, this composer-musicologist blends jazz and classical sounds with remarkable dexterity and a profound knowledge of African music. A unique artist, revealed to the general public twenty years ago with Vocal Deliria, Gino Sitson opens with this new album a path hitherto unexplored in the world of African music.
With astonishing ease, Gino Sitson’s voice-orchestra mixes with the strings of Jody Redhage (cello) and Lev “Ljova” Zhurbin (viola), as well as Mike McGinnis’s clarinet. Together they form the backbone of this project, which first appeared a few years ago in New York. To this are added Manu Dibango’s masterful playing of the marimba, René Geoffroy’s Guadeloupian bouladjel, Sara Caswell’s grace on the violin and the vocal “madness” of Maria João. Echo Chamber confirms the talent as composer and arranger of this virtuoso vocalist who continues his musical wanderings while remaining totally in step with himself.
Jody Redhage: cello
Lev "Ljova" Zhurbin: viola
Mike McGinnis: clarinet
By gino sitson