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Ron Di Salvio: Essence of Green

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Essence of Green is pianist/composer Ron Di Salvio's nod to the music created by Miles Davis and his sextet on the classic album, Kind of Blue (Columbia, 1959). The sound that opens the album on “Six Shades of Green" is unmistakable: that elastic, slow-loping rhythm from Davis' “All Blues," with bassist Rodney Whitaker front-and-center here, backed by a simmering, just-a-hint ahead-of-the-beat drummer wielding the sticks with sublime subtlety and a gentle, implacable forward drive.

That's Jimmy Cobb in the drummer's chair, The Jimmy Cobb, from the original Kind of Blue date. He is masterfully understated throughout, supplying always ...



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