Potenza, Frank

Capri, 2009CD
Instrument: Guitar

Issue: 15.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Kool
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Guitarist Frank Potenza’s trio is extended to a quartet with special guest Holly Hoffman playing flute. This makes for some unique and cool harmonies between Frank, Holly and Joe Bagg on the B3. Steve Barnes (d) keeps time. The program is ten tracks mostly new arrangements of standards along with a couple of originals. The album has a live club feeling and the beats are hot! Potenza shines on guitar flowing nicely on “Party Time” and playing in rapid sequence with Hoffman on “Ready and Able”, just a couple of examples in a strong set. Frank shares the spotlight with his team throughout the performance making this a balanced memorable act.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz