126

Rosario Giuliani Quartet: Luggage

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Alto saxophonists are usually compared to Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, Jackie McLean, Phil Woods, or another widely-known artist who's been identified with that instrument. It's the luggage they carry with them everywhere. Rosario Giuliani, however, has his own voice and needn't be linked. He carries himself lightly for some themes; powerfully heavy for others. Giuliani's tone carries a bit of grit in it. He releases seamless phrases that reflect a singer's mindset. With a half dozen recordings under his belt, he's been able to find his muse. With his quartet, the saxophonist seems at ease. Giuliani has expressed his ideas through the quartet for over 6 years. This session, however, remains a bit uneven. A lackluster feeling attacks the first two tracks, as well as the final three. The quartet becomes simply uninspired in several places. There are exciting moments. Giuliani's "Dear Tucci" smokes, and Pietro Lussu's "The Awakening of the Creature" does just what its title suggests. Wes Montgomery's "Road Song" swings. Parts of Pietro Ciancaglini's "I Hope You Care" grab your interest. Elsewhere, the quartet seems weighed down and distracted.


Track Listing: Luggage; Portrait of Jennie; Dear Tucci; The Awakening of the Creature; Love for My Mother; Oriental Folk Song; Road Song; I Hope You Care; Thinking Of You; Remi.

Personnel: Rosario Giuliani- alto saxophone; Pietro Lussu- piano; Pietro Ciancaglini- bass; Lorenzo Tucci- drums.

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Dreyfus Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "Sanctuary" CD/LP/Track Review Sanctuary
by Budd Kopman
Published: November 16, 2016
Read "Rejoice! I'm Dead!" CD/LP/Track Review Rejoice! I'm Dead!
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 11, 2017
Read "Colors for the Masters" CD/LP/Track Review Colors for the Masters
by C. Andrew Hovan
Published: August 6, 2016
Read "Caipi" CD/LP/Track Review Caipi
by Roger Farbey
Published: February 9, 2017
Read "The Intergalactic Thing" CD/LP/Track Review The Intergalactic Thing
by Mark Corroto
Published: June 1, 2016
Read "Right Where I Need to Be" CD/LP/Track Review Right Where I Need to Be
by Jim Olin
Published: June 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!