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by Mark Corroto
The aptly titled Devotion by trumpeter Dave Douglas, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Andrew Cyrille is both a prayer and a dedication. Like a prayer, the trio resolves to maintain a virtuous approach to their celebration of personal heroes, both musical and cultural. The disc opens with Curly," dedicated to the iconic guileless Stooge, who along ...
Label: BAMM Music
Track listing: 1. Riffin' for Eric; 2. Bass Talk; 3. Bach to Bird; 4. Cy-cology; 5. Devotion Suite I; 6. Devotion Suite II and III; 7. Devotion Suite IV; 8. Mischievous Mystic; 9. Freedom Theme I and II; 10. Freedom Theme III; 11. Dreams; Tutte le composizioni sono di Rocco John Iacovone.
by AAJ Italy Staff
La devozione cui si fa riferimento nel titolo dell'album è quella che Rocco John Iacovone nutre nei confronti dei grandi maestri della storia del jazz (e della musica in generale). Qualcuno citato esplicitamente nei titoli dei brani (Dolphy, Bach, Parker). Altri rievocati per assonanza (Cy-cology, basata sugli accordi di All of Me"). Altri ancora, più poeticamente, ...
by Terrell Kent Holmes
Rocco John Iacovone draws from a deep well for his musical inspiration, with sources as diverse as Eric Dolphy, J.S. Bach, Charlie Parker and Nadia Boulanger. These influences manifest themselves on Devotion, a pleasantly original quartet work composed and led by the talented and eclectic saxophonist, who blends these genres with skill and imagination.
by Woodrow Wilkins
Trumpet and sax pairings often make for some of the most enjoyable jazz. The Rocco John Group, venturing back into the sounds of the 1960s and '70s, keep that thought alive. Saxophonist Rocco John Iacovone studied with Lee Konitz and has worked with Sam Rivers. The group has performed together 11 years. The other ...
by Warren Allen
With his drifting tones and trilling bird calls, Rocco John Iacovone evokes saxophone greats including Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, and Jackie McLean, and also suggests mentors Lee Konitz and Sam Rivers. All of these references used their distinct sounds to expand and reshape the musical conventions around them. With Devotion--his sixth album as leader and third ...