Picataggio, Steve

Steve Picataggio, 2014CD
Instrument: Drums

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Drummer Steve Picataggio assembles a fine quartet that expands to a quintet with the addition of trumpeter Mike Rodriguez. Daan Kleijn does a fine job on guitar with bassist Martin Wind and Joe Alterman (p) fleshing out the rhythm section. There are also two trio selections with Alterman and Kleijn each dropping out of the quartet for a tune. The first three songs are originals by Martin, Steve and Daan respectively. The arrangements are deliberate but the music swings with a groove that is engaging and spotlights the entire band.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions