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Dave Tofani: Nights At The Inn

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Saxophonist Dave Tofani is one of those jazz musicians that you have heard a thousand times without even knowing it. He is a first call studio musician, and but one of the ways he is recognized is that he has won the Most Valuable Player award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences not once, but three times, besides being nominated on five woodwind instruments: soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, flute and clarinet. Nights At The Inn, Tofani's second album as a leader (An American Garden (Solowinds, 2002) was his first), again fulfills his stated ...

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Dave Tofani Quartet: Nights At The Inn

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Saxophonist Dave Tofani sounds as if he'd fit right in with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, somewhere between Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster. That's the thought on hitting the play button on Nights At The Inn, to hear Tofani and his quartet swing hard into Duke's “Angelica." The band--a working unit that has been doing a regular gig at the Deer Head Inn in the Poconos [United States] for the past year--has a robust synergy as they duplicate their vibrant live set in the studio.Tofani is a first-call musician with a resume that indicates versatility, as an accompanist for ...

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Dave Tofani: An American Garden

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Dave Tofani is one of many jazz artists who are extraordinarily talented, but who never quite receive the recognition and adulation their work deserves. Tofani has an impressive resume fitting in with such diverse artists and groups as Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, The New York Philharmonic, John Lennon, Steely Dan and Frank Sinatra, among others. He is also a composer of significant skill. His writings appear on more than 500 jazz and classical albums and over 100 major film soundtracks. Yet An American Garden is his first album as a leader. To showcase this collection of his seven expanded jazz ...



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