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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 chords and Rick Petrone teases out an almost Flamenco character during his double bass solo. "Sunrise Lady" features a spirited introduction from drummer Joe Corsello that gives way to a Latinfest of piano. "I'm A Fool to Want You" is given an almost Bossa feel with Corsello's light Tom work. "Moanin'" is taken at a fist clip, cleverly quoting Miles' "So What" in the head. DiCamillo burns on this Timmons jewel, making this outing more than worth the effort to find.
Track Listing: The Lamp Is Low; Dreamsville; Mr. Lucky; Young And Favorite; Stolen Moments; Sunrise Label; I'm Gonna Laugh You Right Out Of My Life; You, The Night, And The Music; I'm A Fool To Want You; Moanin'. (Total Time: 52:42)
Personnel: Joyce DiCamillo: Piano; Rick Petrone: Bass; Joe Corsello: Drums.
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
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