Amadie, Jimmy

TP Recordings, 2010CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 16.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 4
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O’s Notes: Those of you who don’t know Jimmy Amadie are in for a treat. He is a pianist and former boxer who injured his hands so that playing, even one tune, requires months of healing. But when he can play, it is magical. Listen to him swing through the opener “Just Friends” and you’ll understand. Unfortunately recording with Jimmy’s health problems requires lots of time and patience but it is well worth it! The rest of the rhythm section is drummer Bill Goodwin and either Steve Gilmore or Tony Merino on Bass. All-star guest sax players Lew Tabackin, Lee Konitz and Joe Lovano join them. Jimmy shares the stage with these very capable musicians leading to some stellar moments like Lovano’s solo on “Well Yon Needn’t”. After Amadie’s strong performance on The Philadelphia Story we thought he’d reached his peak. We were wrong. This album is equally appreciable!

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Publicist: D. L. Media