Longo, Mike

CAP, 2017CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 23.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Mike Longo’s trio includes veteran bassist Paul West and first call drummer Lewis Nash. They all played at one point with Dizzy Gillespie. Longo sites Dizzy along with Oscar Peterson, Frank Gaston Fields and Hall Overton as prominent teachers/mentors in his life. Longo is well established as a leader yet continues to evolve. The program is a combination of freshened standards and several new originals notably “Conflict of Interest” and the peaceful title track,“Only Time Will Tell. We also enjoyed his takes of “Exactly Like You” and “Bohemia After Dark”.


Publicist: Terri Hinte