Chronicles of Carmela

by Wayne Goins

Released 2011
Little Apple Records
Released 2011
Little Apple Records
Ten original tunes from Wayne Goins and his smoking quartet. . . .
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Review from Jas Obrecht:
Kansas jazz is alive and well! Master guitarist Wayne Goins’ new release reveals a musician of deep feeling, unassailable generosity, and exquisite taste. Chronicles of Carmela is, in fact, the most breathtakingly beautiful new jazz release I’ve heard in years. Goins composed, arranged, and produced all eleven songs and gave his musicians plenty of room to improvise. On the opening tracks, Goins, tenor saxophonist Craig Treinen, and pianist Bill Wingfield …
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HOME... COOKIN!

by Wayne Goins

Released 2006
LITTLE APPLE RECORDS
Released 2006
LITTLE APPLE RECORDS
A hard-rockin' blues trio featuring the smoky vocals of Chicago-bred bluesman, Dave Bailey, and the smoldering guitar of Wayne Goins
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Little Apple Records has finally released the debut album by Dave 'Elmo' Bailey, the husky-voiced blues veteran who is best known in the Chicago area as the king of the Windy City blues singers. This highly-sought after male vocalist'"who doesn’t just feel the blues, he lives it', played regularly with Felix and the Cats at Buddy Guy’s blues club, Legends’ during his performing career in Chi-Town. The blues veteran worked with Les …
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Smokin' At The Oak Bar

by Wayne Goins

Released 2005
Little Apple Records
Released 2005
Little Apple Records
A hot live album that features the hard-swinging bebop guitar of Wayne Goins fronting a tight Joe Cartwright trio at the Fairmont Hotel in Kansas City.
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SMOKIN' AT THE OAK BAR is an electrified performance of the fast and furious fingers of Wayne Goins, backed by the heavyweight musicians in the Joe Cartwright Trio. The combo is wailing down at the Oak Bar, located snugly in the corner of the main floor of the Fairmont Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The quartet scorches through seven tunes, and displays a wide range of styles as the cruise through the set, starting with …
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Bluesin' With The B3

by Wayne Goins

Released 2005
LITTL APPLE RECORDS
Released 2005
LITTL APPLE RECORDS
A scorching blues guitar confronts a mammoth Hammond B3 for some hot blues and swingin' jazz from a blistering live organ trio
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On this cookin' CD, "Bluesin' With The B3," Wayne Goins gets his chance to swing over the smokin' grooves of the jazz organist Ken Lovern, a first-class cooker from Kansas City. The classic organ trio is wailing on this one, and Goins pulls out all the stops as he spares no one from his flashy guitar chops. Lovern, along with tasty drummer Ian Sikora, create a duo that provides serious support as the trio burns …
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Standard Fare

by Wayne Goins

Released 2005
Little Apple Records
Released 2005
Little Apple Records
Swinging standards performed by pianist Dan Karp and guitarist Wayne Goins
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A lot of musicians these days can play fast and furious, but many of them can't play a simple melody. On this album, I pay homage to some of the classic swing tunes written over the years that have stood the test of time (which is why they're called standards!) This album is a tribute to the great Dr. Dan Karp, a pianist who taught me everything I know about how to appreciate the lyricism …
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West Coast Swing

by Wayne Goins

Released 2005
Little Apple Records
Released 2005
Little Apple Records
a cool bop jazz guitarist with a hard-swinging trio. a flashy guitarist with serious chops.
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Dr. Wayne E. Goins, the owner of Little Apple Records, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is a versatile, flashy jazz guitarist who loves the West Coast cool style. West Coast Swing delivers originals and standards that range from the up-tempo cooker, "Catch Me" (the opener of the album) to lustrous ballads like "Cecil's Dream." Needless to say, there are none-too subtle shadings of blues licks layered throughout Goins' hot guitar licks found …
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