[JPL] Review of Oh Yeah!- Joe Baione
lendobbin at sympatico.ca
Thu Aug 28 22:27:27 EDT 2008
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)
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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