Special mention must be made of Jake Hanna's drum work. This all-powerful rhythm keeper is the musical glue which keeps this session together. His provides just the right emphasis with ride cymbal, snare whether it be with sticks or brushes, along with his well-timed drum breaks demonstrate why he has been a driving force behind innumerable big bands and small groups for more than 30 years. He gets lots of help from A-one bassist Phil Flanigan. Listen to these artists converse on "What Is This Thing Called Love". Hanna's rim shot, bringing "I Love You, Samantha" to a close is an absolute gem.
Cole Porter's music played by veteran jazz artists makes this album a welcome entry to the recommended category.
Tracks:It's D'Lovely; It's Allright with Me; Why Shouldn't I; What Is This Thing Called Love; I Love You, Samantha; Get out of Town; C'est MagnifiquePersonnelGeorge Masso - trombone/Leader; Lou Colombo - Trumpet/ Flugelhorn; Harry Allen - Tenor Saxophone; Johnny Varro - Piano; Phil Flanigan - Bass; Jake Hanna - Drums
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