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The Stars Would Be Different

by Tin/Bag

Leroy 04:29
Afterthought 03:42


"Trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta explore abstract yet jazz-derived realms of expansive lyricism and liquid melody."
– Time Out New York

"Radiant… there’s an open, intensely emotional quality to the duo’s playing, spare, haunting, with hints of modernist avant garde gestures."
– The Wire Magazine

"If you like calm evenings, with music that is welcoming and warm, I can easily recommend this one."
– Stef, The Free Jazz Collective

"If Enrico Rava and Bill Frisell ever did a duet, it might sound something like Tin/Bag's "The Stars Would Be Different." Trumpeter Kris Tiner and guitarist Mike Baggetta give their lyricism all the space it needs to expand and interact in lovely plaints that can't help but get inside your heart."
– Greg Burk, MetalJazz.com

TIN/BAG, the highly acclaimed duo of California trumpet player KRIS TINER and New York guitarist MIKE BAGGETTA, deals with a music that is spare and ethereal, exploring the spaces between jazz, folk and traditional music, and contemporary composition. Since 2004 Tiner and Baggetta have toured extensively, presenting their original music along with inventive renderings of works by Bob Dylan, Kitty Wells, Thelonious Monk, Carla Bley, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen and others.

THE STARS WOULD BE DIFFERENT is their fourth album, recorded live in the extraordinary acoustics of a beautiful old church in Bakersfield, California. Featuring new compositions and several inspired arrangements, the album is available here in the digital format of your choice, with three exclusive bonus tracks included with the album download.

More info at www.tinbag.net


released April 28, 2015

Kris Tiner - trumpet
Mike Baggetta - guitar

Recorded live at the Dukes Memorial Concert Series in Bakersfield, California on 4/7/2013
Engineered and mixed by Chris Truitt
Mastered by Jeff Smothers at Dial Tone Mastering
Album cover photo by Tommy Simmons
Design by Kris Tiner

"Leroy" is dedicated to the late violinist and composer Leroy Jenkins

"The Stars Would Be Different," "Leroy," and "Afterthought" © Kris Tiner Music, ASCAP

"Evening Hawks" © Mabnotes Music, BMI

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