162

Joyce DiCamillo Trio: Love Letters

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Trio con brio. The durable jazz piano trio can always be counted on to provide much enjoyment when performing well or much consternation when performing poorly. The Joyce DiCamillo trio falls into the former category, typified by a gently swinging style immediately listenable without being either predictable or overbearing. Ms. DiCamillo shows her considerable talent and range on this collection of nine standards. The centerpieces of the discs are the actual center of the disc, tracks 4 - 6. Tadd Dameron’s “If You Could See Me Now” is a gentle duet between bassist Rick Petrone with the slightest smattering of percussion by drummer Joe Corsello. Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” bounces, with DiCamillo giving Petrone equal reign. Tom Harrell’s “Sail Away” is embraced by DiCamillo, who sensitively guides the difficult tune with care.

Preceded by two other recordings ( A Touch of Jazz and Freelancin’ ), Joyce DiCamillo scores considerably with this offering. Very easy listening without being falsely sentimental.


Track Listing: Love Letters; Gentle Rain; By Myself; If You Could See Me Now; Well, You Needn

Personnel: Joyce DiCamillo: Piano; Rick Petrone: Bass; Joe Corsello: Drums.

| Record Label: InPulse | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "Celebrating Elvin Jones" CD/LP/Track Review Celebrating Elvin Jones
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: August 11, 2016
Read "I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know" CD/LP/Track Review I'm Gonna Tell You Somethin' That I Know
by James Nadal
Published: August 2, 2016
Read "Carolina" CD/LP/Track Review Carolina
by Mark Sullivan
Published: May 5, 2016
Read "Ready Take One" CD/LP/Track Review Ready Take One
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 13, 2017
Read "The Magical Forest" CD/LP/Track Review The Magical Forest
by Mark Sullivan
Published: August 6, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

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!