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Carmen Leggio Quartet: Carmen Leggio Quartet

Read "Carmen Leggio Quartet" reviewed by John Barron

New York tenor saxophonist Carmen Leggio has performed with the likes of Gene Krupa, Woody Herman, Benny Goodman and Maynard Ferguson. This self-titled quartet recording finds the veteran reedman swinging hard on eleven standards done in a no-nonsense, straight-ahead manner. Leggio is joined by guitar great Joe Cohn, bassist Rick Petrone and drummer Joe Corsello.

Leggio rips through familiar themes like “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise," “It Had to Be You" and “Emily" with assuredness, speaking through his horn ...


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