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Take Five With Perry Conticchio

Read "Take Five With Perry Conticchio" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Perry Conticchio: Saxophonist and composer Perry Conticchio has built his 35-year career using the singular jazz sounds of the 1960s as a point of departure.His formal studies were at Miami University of Ohio and Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Joe Viola, John LaPorta and Charley Mariano. Moving to the Washington, DC area in 1976, Perry became an established figure in the “new" music scene.During this time he had the opportunity ...

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Perry Conticchio: Speak Your Truth

Read "Speak Your Truth" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In the “saxophone with rhythm section" category, the key to distinction relies as much on the artist's frame of mind as it does superior musicianship. One of the saxophone giants of yesteryear, Dexter Gordon, had the chops, of course, on a series of splendid Blue Note albums in the sixties, with an extroverted, muscular, coming-right-at-you story-telling technique and a joyously brash frame of mind. On Perry Conticchio's Speak Your Truth, the leader and his band get into a similar mood. ...


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