by Jack Bowers
Pianist Joyce DiCamillo and her trio come out swingin’ on their fifth CD, Sunrise Lady, with a muscular reading of “The Lamp Is Low” and sustain a delightful groove throughout, thanks in part to her canny choice of repertoire and even more to the group’s close interplay after seventeen years together. With so many excellent piano–led trios competing these days for a place in the sun, what one chooses to record is sometimes as important as how the music is ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
Joyce DiCamillo and her working trio wax another provocative collection of standards from over the rainbow.
Piano trio discs are nice in that the listener is treated to stripped-down, atomic versions of standards where they might see the skeleton of a classic tune. Joyce DiCamillo and her trio give airy, orchestral readings of a series of standards as different as You And The Night And The Music" and Moanin'". On Oliver Nelson's Stolen Moments", DiCamillo woos the melody with block ...read more