Results for "Back on Top"
by Michael P. Gladstone
It is gratifying to find that altoist Richie Cole, one of the major jazz personalities of the 1970s, is still playing at the same high level on this album, which marks his 25th date as a leader. After lengthy contracts with Muse and Palo Alto Records, his albums since the 1990s have been relatively infrequent.
by Jack Bowers
While I'm never pleased when someone calls a septet an orchestra, I must concede that alto saxophonist Richie Cole's new album, Back on Top, quickly captured my heart, enabling me to lay that grievance aside and focus on the music, which is consistently upbeat and enjoyable. And thanks to Cole's clever charts, the ensemble does seem ...
by Rob Mariani
How do you get four horns and a rhythm section to sound like a sixteen-piece orchestra without using overdubbing or any other kind of electronic enhancement? After many years of experimenting with chords and harmonies, altoist/arranger Richie Cole explains, I've developed certain secret compositional techniques to create the big band sound of the Alto Madness Orchestra. ...