Criscuolo, Matt

Jazzeria, 2013CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 2
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Matt Criscuolo plays saxophone and leads a quintet with Larry Willis (p), John Clark (French horn), Billy Williams (d) and Gerald Cannon (b). Those from Connecticut may recognize Criscuolo as the owner of several pizza parlors, many with jazz themes. The program is a mix of originals and standards with Criscuolo sharing the solo spotlight with his band members. Our favorites are “Ronnie’s Tune”, an explorative modal piece and the upbeat romp, “The Rock”.


Publicist: Jazz Promo Services