ALMA, 2011CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 17.4

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Cinque is a quintet including bassist Peter Cardinali, drummer Steve Gadd and master of the B3, Joey DeFrancesco. Robi Botos leads the melody on the Latin tinged “Bolivia” and John Johnson puts soulful sax into the title track, two of our favorites. These polished musicians play a total of eight selections. The band composes six spontaneously with one take in the studio. It’s all funky and has that contagious groove that makes hits.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz