[JPL] Review of Oh Yeah!- Joe Baione

Len Dobbin lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Thu Aug 28 22:27:27 EDT 2008


Bill Russo

The World of Alcina [Collectables]

Cy Touff – Sandy Mosse

Tickle Toe [Delmark]



The jazz spotlight is on Chicago on these two items.  Russo, was a composer 
and trombone, a student of Lennie Tristano and best remembered for his work 
with Stan Kenton. The title piece is an extended work for large ensemble, 
the other six are small group outings, three by a group of two trombones, 
two tenors (including Mosse) and rhythm – “For My Sister” Russo’s take on 
Ellington and Blanton’s ”Pitter Panther Patter” is a good starting point. 
“Tickle Toe” is also the lead track on a very swinging meeting between bass 
trumpeter Touff and tenorman Mosse.  Dating back to 1981, it appears on CD 
for the first time.  The piano of John Campbell is an added bonus on this 
mix of standards and jazz standards.



Rating:  9  / 10 (both)



Joe Baione

Oh Yeah! [JB]



Baione is a valuable, vibrant, vibraphonist and this session produced by 
Todd Barkan is a winner.  A straight ahead outing by Joe’s sextet which 
includes, “Bags’ Groove”, “All Blues” and “Prelude To A Kiss” plus material 
by Lem Winchester and the leader.



Rating: 8.5 / 10



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