Basile, Al

Sweet Spot, 2009CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 15.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 3
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Sound: 3
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O’s Notes: Al is a blues man. He sings, plays the trumpet/cornet and writes all of his tunes. He is from the Northeast but we can hear a lot of New Orleans in his music. That is a result of his heavy influence by Louis Armstrong and his band, especially producer and guitarist Duke Robillard. The lyrics span all aspects of love: cheating, loving, hurt, pain and forgiveness. While Al does a fine job with his work, we’re sure others will sing his blues as well. Doug James (ts, bs) keeps the horn section tight with guest Gordon Beadle (ts) adding a strong solo on “Where Are You Tonight”. And we liked the addition of harmonica by Sugar Ray Norcia on “Termites In My Basement”. There is soul in Soul Blue!


Publicist: Mark Pucci Media