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JULIAN GERSTIN SEXTET
John Weeks flute & sax
Jake Whitesell sax
Anna Patton clarinet (The One Who Makes You Happy)
Eugene Uman piano
Wes Brown bass
Doug Raneri drums
Julian Gerstin tanbou bèlè & congas
I Remember It Differently
(Gerstin)
Bulgarian kopanitsa rhythm in 11/8
Pwan lajan-lan
(Gerstin)
A mazouk, or Creolized mazurka, from Martinique
The One Who Makes You Happy
(Gerstin)
Another Balkan rhythm, often heard in love songs
Dig It Deeper
(Gerstin)
Bèlè and danmyé rhythms from Martinique
AS YET QUINTET
Anna Patton clarinet
Miamon Miller violin
Eugene Uman piano
Todd Roach dumbek, riq, Middle Eastern percussion
Julian Gerstin congas, tanbou bèlè, Latin percussion
Soukwé
(Gerstin)
mazouk, or creolized mazurka—a style from Martinique
Middle-Aged Beauty
(Gerstin)
For Carlene
As Yet
(Gerstin)
A ballad that takes its rhythmic shape from an Afrocuban bell rhythm
Above are excerpts from the CD Strange But True, 2009.
To order, go to the As Yet website
ZABAP
Derrik Jordan violin
Dan Rosow trumpet
Eugene Uman piano
Jamie MacDonald bass
Doug Raneri drums
Steve Ferraris percussion
Julian Gerstin congas, Martinican percussion
Zocalo a Media Noche
(Gerstin)
Latin recomposition of a Monk tune; can you guess which one?
Polar Bear Meltdown
(Gerstin)
6/4 funk fun
Balansé
(traditional)
My arrangement of a Martinican song in the rhythm gran bèlè du sud
Above are excerpts from a 6-song CD recorded in 2008.
If you’re interested in getting a copy, email Julian
SYNCHROSYSTEM
Christian Runge mandolin, lap steel
Peter Gross guitar
Yoshihiro Sako bass
Chris Horgan drums
Julian Gerstin percussion
Bell improvisation
(Gerstin)
Bell polyrhythms in the Ewe gamamala style from Ghana
No Immunity
(Gerstin)
Afropsychedelic!
Anklung improv
(Gerstin)
Improvisation on bamboo anklung from Bali
Above are excerpts from the CD No Immunity, 2006.
To order, email Julian
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Julian Gerstin


— Music of Africa, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora —
percussion / ethnomusicology

62 Spruce St., Brattleboro VT 05301
(802) 246-1313


Julian Gerstin


— Music of Africa, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora —
percussion / ethnomusicology

62 Spruce St., Brattleboro VT 05301
(802) 246-1313


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