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by Jim Santella
The title track of Journey Home features Dana Landry's cascading piano in a soothing ballad that meanders relentlessly in an inspired sojourn. With soprano saxophone and vibraphone, he gently massages the melody on its trek over long distances and through marathon trials. With his original Deerhead Sketches," the pianist paints impressions of his native Eastern Pennsylvania landscape.
Jazz surrounded Landry at an early age, growing up in Pennsylvania's Delaware Water Gap. Home to Phil Woods, Bob Dorough, Urbie ...read more
by Dan McClenaghan
The name that jumps out from the cover of pianist Dana Landry's Journey Home is that of renowned vibraphonist Gary Burton. He joins the '94 Down Beat Award Winner (outstanding soloist) Dana Landry and a first rate band on this bright-sounding straight-ahead set.The sound here has a connect with Burton's outstanding all-star effort from '98, Like Minds, which featured Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland. Clean and precise, with a good deal of sharp ensemble ...read more