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Joel Ross, Pat Metheny & Francesco Crosara

Read "Joel Ross, Pat Metheny & Francesco Crosara" reviewed by Joe Dimino

From the talented Italian-born, Seattle-based pianist Francesco Crosara, we start the 842nd Episode of Neon Jazz with the title track off his album Circular Motion. From there, we get into an inspiration of his in Chick Corea's Return to Forever. Also, new music from Joel Ross, Doug MacDonald and Mike LeDonne. We close out the hour with a triumphant tune from The Gary Urwin Jazz Orchestra. Dig the jazz, my friends.Playlist Francesco Crosara “Circular Motion" Circular Motion (OA2 ...

Liner Notes

Francesco Crosara: Circular Motion

Read "Francesco Crosara: Circular Motion" reviewed by David Adler

"I refuse to be labeled a 'straight-ahead' player or a 'fusion' player," says Italian-born, Seattle-based pianist Francesco Crosara. It's a sentiment widely shared by jazz musicians, though they follow many different roads to get to that place. Crosara, for his part, plays both acoustic piano and Yamaha MODX-8 synthesizer on this absorbing, varied program of original music for three different trio lineups, two of them with electric bass. He cites the influence of Chick Corea, a mentor and family friend ...

Album Review

Francesco Crosara: Colors

Read "Colors" reviewed by Joel Roberts

On his impressive new album, Colors , Francesco Crosara proves he is a pianist with expert chops and broad interests.Born in Italy and based now in Chicago, Crosara has an awareness of world music but a firm grounding in the modern jazz vernacular. His major piano influences are unsurprising: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Like them, he has an interest in electric as well as acoustic jazz. On several numbers he switches to the recently resurgent Fender Rhodes ...


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