[JPL] Ron Di Salvio

Eric Jackson eric-jackson at comcast.net
Sun Jun 24 13:34:14 EDT 2007


Rick McLaughlin wrote:

> 
> Ralph is a super great guy.  That's a pretty heavy Boston lineup.  I think
> Eric or Steve had him on WGBH a year ago or so and what I heard on that
> (live show) was totally amazing.


I had Ralph on live. I didn't know he had a CD out. I'll have to ask him 
about it.

Eric Jackson
WGBH Boston


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> Rick McLaughlin
> Bassist
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> I'm enjoying "Essence of Green" as well, but my pick of the week has to be
> drummer Ralph Rosen's "No Secrets", with George Garzone (tenor sax), Greg
> Hopkins (trumpet) and Bruce Katz (organ).  A very solid release.
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> -----Original Message-----
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> I hesitate in using the word clever when talking about the music most of the
> time because it can be interpreted as something cynical or sneaky but in the
> case of "Essence Of Green" I'll use it in a very positive way. As a
> "tribute" release it could have easily fallen into the predictable trap of
> taking "Kind Of Blue" material and changing a chord here or a rhythm there
> making it a weak attempt at bringing new life into overly used material but
> Di Salvio's conceptual direction is like few that have done tribute
> releases. Instead he writes original material with "Kind Of Blue"
> compositions as a point of departure and at the same time making the tribute
> totally unique to him.....with his musical stamp - with an obvious
>    not to Miles. From my perspective that's the way you should do a tribute
> recording. Then putting the great Jimmy Cobb on the recording.....clever.
> I'm hoping others are enjoying this one as much as I am. 
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>   Jae Sinnett 
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