88

Daniele Cavallanti Quartet: Holystone

Glenn Astarita By

Sign in to view read count
Daniele Cavallanti Quartet: Holystone More good news from the shores of Italy! As tenor saxophonist Daniele Cavallanti and his quartet engages in a blustery approach, awash with vigorous interplay amid the leader’s corpulent tone. The band wastes little time getting to the point during the opener titled, “Minutes.” Here, bassist Giovanni Maier’s dynamic, finger-snapping ostinatos serve as the foundation for Cavallanti, and trumpeter Luca Calabrese’s broiling, lyrically rich unison choruses. They also intertwine elements of 60’s “Blue Note Records,” type fare with investigative, free-flowing improvisational sequences. While the tenor saxophonist is liable to emit a few wailing, plaintive cries during various passages. On “Night Streets,” the musicians’ exhaustive phraseology is augmented by the rhythm section’s variable flows and swarming undercurrents. Whereas the title track is a complexly performed, groove-laden affair, complete with drummer U.T. Gandhi’s snappy straight-four grooves. The piece titled “Closing Time,” features a mood evoking hook while “Blues For J.H.,” is a boisterous free-bop affair. Moreover, the pristine sonic characteristics only enhance this top-notch effort! Strongly recommended!!

Splasc(H) Records

Cadence North American distribution


Track Listing: 1.Minutes 2.Urban Max 3.Night Streets 4.Holystone 5.Closing Time 6.Blues For J.H. 7.Peace 8.Hometown Blues

Personnel: Daniele Cavallanti: tenor sax

Year Released: 2002 | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read Road to Forever CD/LP/Track Review Road to Forever
by Jack Bowers
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Avenida Graham CD/LP/Track Review Avenida Graham
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 27, 2017
Read TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2) CD/LP/Track Review TAI Fest #1 (Vol.1&2)
by Nicola Negri
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Goat Man & The House of the Dead CD/LP/Track Review Goat Man & The House of the Dead
by Dave Wayne
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by James Nadal
Published: February 27, 2017
Read Acceptance CD/LP/Track Review Acceptance
by Tyran Grillo
Published: February 26, 2017
Read "Checkpoint" CD/LP/Track Review Checkpoint
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: March 31, 2016
Read "Louisiana Soul Revival Featuring Doug Duffey" CD/LP/Track Review Louisiana Soul Revival Featuring Doug Duffey
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: November 21, 2016
Read "Hear & Now" CD/LP/Track Review Hear & Now
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: January 22, 2017
Read "Desire & Freedom" CD/LP/Track Review Desire & Freedom
by John Sharpe
Published: January 25, 2017
Read "Shelter" CD/LP/Track Review Shelter
by Budd Kopman
Published: June 15, 2016
Read "Nexus" CD/LP/Track Review Nexus
by Victor L. Schermer
Published: June 1, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: Jazz Near You | GET IT  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!