Longo, Mike

CAP, 2009CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 16.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 5
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Pianist Mike Longo forms a traditional jazz trio with bassist Bob Cranshaw and drummer Lewis Nash. There is a great mix of material with a Longo bouncing along and Nash adding a spirited solo on “Dahood”; a chilled arrangement of Hancock’s “Tell Me A Bedtime Story”; the “Westside Story Medley” – dedicated to the legendary Oscar Peterson, and three originals notably “Someone to Love”. Cranshaw injects a throaty bass verse on “Love For Sale” and provides a solid anchor on “Speak Low”. There is much to enjoy here and little to skip.

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Publicist: Creative Service Company