The Jay D'Amico Trio: Nocturne: Jazz Under Glass (2010)
Even though much of the music is temperate and easygoing, D'Amico keeps it interesting by designing graceful melodies and soloing with warmth and assurance alongside his congenial teammates, bassist Greg D'Amico and drummer Vinnie Favata. As befits his nature, several of D'Amico's themes bear titles that would not be out of place in a recital of classical music, such as "Invention in E Minor," "Prelude in C Minor," "Waltz in Db" or "Invention in Eb" (not to mention a "Fantasia," "Ballata," "Lullaby" and "Nocturne"). D'Amico marks his heritage with an "Italian Waltz" and salutes the Emerald Isle with an inward-leaning yet light-hearted "Irish Invention." Completing the program are the lyrical "M.L. Warmup," alluring "Earth Day Theme" and carefree "Dove."
When it comes to blending jazz and classical music D'Amico has few peers, and those who appreciate tasteful music splendidly performed by a first-rate trio should find much that is pleasing in Nocturne.
Track Listing: Invention in E Minor; M.L. Warmup; Earth Day Theme; Prelude in C Minor; The Dove; Fantasia; Ballata; Italian Waltz; Irish Invention; Waltz in Db; Invention in Eb; Lullaby; Nocturne.
Personnel: Jay D'Amico: piano; Greg D'Amico: bass; Vinnie Favata: drums.
Record Label: Consolidated Artists Productions