Antonio Ciacca Quintet – Volare, The Italian American Songbook – Cellar Live CL101815, 55:31 ***: A mostly robust and assertive session. (Antonio Ciacca – piano; Paul Gill – acoustic bass; Peter Van Nostrand – drums; Cory Weeds – tenor saxophone; Benny Benack III – trumpet & vocals) The Italian word Volare means “to fly” in […]
Dan Brubeck Quartet – Live from the Cellar: Celebrating the Music and Lyrics of Dave & Iola Brubeck – Blue Forest
Honoring his elders…
Intelligent interpretations of the material from an enterprising and skilful band.
A smart guitarist with a cool disposition and strong technique.
An album that showcases everyone’s best qualities.
A buoyant album filled with bright ideas.
A tight contemporary band lead by a veteran drummer.
A smart and worthwhile TV series mixing police work and sci-fi.