88

Carl Rigoli Jazz Quartet: Pasquale Square

By

Sign in to view read count
Carl Rigoli Jazz Quartet: Pasquale Square This West Coast quartet is another solid jazz combo that has garnered a local following and reputation. Drummer/Leader Carl Rigoli has contributed nine original compositions and their arrangements. Rigoli and saxophonist Rizzo were both New York City residents who attended the Manhattan School of Music in the early 1960s and gravitated west. All the members of this group have impressive studio credentials and have been together for some fifteen years. Carl Rigoli doubles on vibes and has extensive studio and composing credits.

Pat Rizzo carries the responsibility of showcasing these tunes, and he succeeds admirably on both melody and solo statements. The title tune, taken at mid-tempo, opens the session and Rizzo blows a nice relaxed but solid solo that won't disturb any of the dinner guests, followed by introductory solos from all hands. On "Augmented Blues," the same format follows with Rizzo strongly channelling Scott Hamilton, plays a solo on tenor with great gusto, followed by a concise reading by pianist John Rodby. "Spicy" is an attractive ballad opportunity while "Bach's Bag" is pretty similar to the title track.

The liner notes single out "Una Bella Donna" as Pat Rizzo's best expression of his lyrical ability to communicate and it is a lengthy occasion for both tenor sax and piano moments. The closing track, "Speed Tactics," is a flag-waver that allows Rigoli to shine. John Sawoski's string arrangements on some tracks is subtle enough not to distract from the jazz combo setting. On a few tracks, there is either a multi-tracking of the sax to make it appear that there is a second horn present, or it is Mr. Sawoski's clever insertion of a synthesizer feature.

Track Listing: Pasquale Square, Augmented Blues, Spicy, Bach's Bag, Una Bella Donna, Samba Di Bach, Speed Tactics.

Personnel: Carl Rigoli, drums; Pat Rizzo, sax; John Rodby,piano; Richard Maloof, bass; John Sawoski,string arrangements

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Carmel Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Petite Afrique CD/LP/Track Review Petite Afrique
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 29, 2017
Read Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite CD/LP/Track Review Organ Monk, The Breathe Suite
by Roger Farbey
Published: April 29, 2017
Read The Wild CD/LP/Track Review The Wild
by Mark Sullivan
Published: April 29, 2017
Read Soul Garden CD/LP/Track Review Soul Garden
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: April 29, 2017
Read The Authorized Bang Collection CD/LP/Track Review The Authorized Bang Collection
by Doug Collette
Published: April 29, 2017
Read Cross My Palm With Silver CD/LP/Track Review Cross My Palm With Silver
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 28, 2017
Read "Collider" CD/LP/Track Review Collider
by John Sharpe
Published: February 28, 2017
Read "Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play the Blues" CD/LP/Track Review Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down to Me: The Micros Play...
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 18, 2017
Read "Dharma" CD/LP/Track Review Dharma
by Dave Wayne
Published: August 19, 2016
Read "A Room of One's Own" CD/LP/Track Review A Room of One's Own
by Ian Patterson
Published: August 10, 2016
Read "Out 'N' In" CD/LP/Track Review Out 'N' In
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: October 14, 2016
Read "Blue And Lonesome" CD/LP/Track Review Blue And Lonesome
by Doug Collette
Published: February 4, 2017

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!