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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Richie Vitale: Vitalogy

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Richie Vitale is a fixture of the New York music scene, a veteran trumpeter with a resume that includes The Buddy Rich Big Band, Count Basie and Duke Ellington, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra. Vitalogy is not a big band recording, but features Vitale in a quintet format blowing through a short repertoire of power-packed bop, balladic and Latin-flavored originals. Each of the six tracks on this EP-length release is a keeper, offering rich melodies ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Richie Vitale Quintet Featuring Ralph Lalama: Shake It!

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Shake It! is Richie Vitale's third album for the Swiss based TCB label. Saxophonist Ralph Lalama guests sharing the bill and playing time with Vitale throughout. But Lalama's dissonant, biting sax seems out of place on a CD which for the most part is devoted to the hushed side of jazz. In contrast Vitale's horns never loses their cool, even on those semi abstract cuts such as “Hara". This nine minute track features avant gardish Lalama's chattering, offset by the ...


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