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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pat Bianchi Trio: A Higher Standard

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Fiery displays, lyrical expressions, bluesy statements, punchy interludes, torrential downpours of notes, and space-conscious thoughts all come to the surface on this well-crafted trio date from rising star organist Pat Bianchi. While Bianchi has drawn a lot of attention for his sideman work with such high profile artists as saxophone legend Lou Donaldson, guitar great Pat Martino, and heavy-hitter drummer Ralph Peterson, he has plenty to say when he's in the driver seat. Here, joined by two ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pat Bianchi: East Coast Roots

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The leadership debut by Colorado-based organist Pat Bianchi most assuredly speaks of his East Coast Roots from its first notes. In the company of guitarist Mark Whitfield and drummer Byron Landham, Bianchi offers an East Coast burn virtually throughout, lightening the smokin' atmosphere only on “Little B's Poem," “Theme for Ernie" and, to a degree, “Turn Out the Stars."

With Whitfield matching or surpassing Bianchi's playing from an inspiration standpoint, and Landham driving the whole affair along at ...