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✨✧ Quintetto Lo GrecoSnap Count ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A brilliant all-jazz set from brothers Enzo and Gianni Lo Greco – better known for their work as Soulstance, but grooving here in an all-acoustic session with plenty of classic touches! The Lo Greco brothers have really pulled out their love of classic Blue Note and Prestige jazz from the 60s here – and lead a hip quintet that dances along with a fluid, soulful, and powerful sound – classic hardbop with bits of modal and soul jazz influences, played by a lineup that includes Enzo on bass, Gianni on drums, Germano Zenga on tenor, Hendrixon Mena on trumpet, and Alberto Bonacasa on piano. The writing is superb, with lots of echoes of Wayne Shorter's best compositions from the 60s – no surprise, given that the group also plays a Shorter number – and titles include "Snap Count", "Just Easy", "Passion Dream", "Yes & No", "Walkin On The Bridge", and "Woodoo Dance". CD
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✨✧ Quartetto LogrecoReflections ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2004. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the first straight jazz albums we've heard on Schema Records in years – and a great one! The album follows the rich tradition of older jazz referenced by the label's newer work – a soulful sound that recalls the glory days of the Italian jazz scene of the 70s, when both American and European players were cutting some incredible work in the country. The group's actually a quintet (not a quartet as their name would imply!) – led by the Lo Greco brothers on bass and drums, but featuring some great tenor and soprano sax work by Michael Rosen and flute by Sandro Cerino – and even offers up separate tenor and flute versions of 2 of the tracks on the albums! There's a laidback, soulful, almost spiritual feel to the best numbers – easy-going, yet never tired or uninspired – and it's great to hear an all-acoustic group on Schema that can share the magic of the label's more dancefloor-oriented acts. Titles include "Somethings That You Know", "Reflections", "Dropping Four", "A Journey To The Temple", "Through The Planet", and nice takes on "Stella By Starlight" and "Giant Steps"! CD

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