Beck, Joe; Santi DiBriano & Thierry Arpino
Whaling City Sound, 2007, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: This is an all-star trio featuring Santi Dibriano (b), Thierry Arpino (d) and leader/producer Joe Beck on guitar. They are playing mostly standards with a couple of Joe’s originals thrown in. It’s almost like a jam session as they let the music guide their path. But they vary the pace and feel throughout the set. There are gentle tunes like “A Ghost of a Chance With You” sans drums and the spirited “You and the Night and the Music” including excellent solos from each of the trio members. This is Beck’s showcase though as he comes to the forefront on numerous occasions, notably on “But Beautiful”, “Cry Me A River” and our favorite track, “Laura”. Excellent!
Publicist: Joe Beck