Basile, Al

Sweetspot, 2014CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 20.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Al Basil is a singer, composer and cornetist but for this release he recreates the music of Berlin, Rogers & Hammerstein, McCartney and several other popular songwriters. The program is focused on swinging blues with cool vocals and sweet guitar work from Fred Bates and Bob Zuck. Marty Ballou plays bass and Rich Lataille adds sax on four songs. We didn’t miss the drums. The music is warm and soothing with the rich tones from Basile’s horn and velvety vocals especially on “I Know What I’ve Got, Don’t Know What I’m Getting”. It is a thriller for throwback fans.


Publicist: Mark Pucci Media