Broad Street is pianist, arranger and composer Tony Marino's fourth self-release. The varied Brazilian and Hispanic material that inspired it is respectfully treated, with energy levels revealing both commitment towards and understanding of their respective sensual and lively natures. It features seven Latinized offerings from Marino and one each from Paquito D' Rivera and Claudio Roditi -who are key personal and intellectual influences.
The quality of the recording, however, is average and Marino himself apparently assembled it in its entirety. His compositions are block-chord dated but there's a clear willingness to engage the inspiring material as honestly and succinctly as possible. The results, on the other hand, can be canned and clichéd -as in "South Philly Samba" upon which the melody of "Moliendo Café" is masked under an Afro Cuban left hand guajeo with rushed right handed fingered notes and an annoying percussive repetitive break over a Brazilian rhythmic base. The reinterpretation of the remaining two tunes offers little, if any, enlightening views.
Given the quality available in improvised music today, your attention would best be invested somewhere else. Do, however, give it a listen at the leader's website . Anything else would be uncivilized.
Track Listing: 1. We're Home (Anthony G. Marino) 2. Cigars In the Garage (Anthony G. Marino) 3. South Philly
Samba (Anthony G. Marino) 4. Layback (Anthony G. Marino) 5. The Monster And The Flower
(Claudio Roditi & Ricardo Silveira) 6. Song For My Son (Paquito D
Personnel: Tony Marino
Year Released: 2003
| Record Label: TMP
| Style: Latin/World
I fell in love with jazz through my dad Bobby Hirst who was a jazz pianist for over 50 years around the UK and Europe. He was such a modest man but an incredible musician. I tinkered with piano but found myself drawn to guitar after listening to Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell
I fell in love with jazz through my dad Bobby Hirst who was a jazz pianist for over 50 years around the UK and Europe. He was such a modest man but an incredible musician. I tinkered with piano but found myself drawn to guitar after listening to Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell. Misty by Erroll Garner is one of my favourite tracks. My current choice of guitars are Gibson ES335 & ES175 although I only own Epiphone copies at present. I also play classical guitar and love to play jazz on them. I have recently moved to Leeds from York and hoping to meet new friends in the jazz community.