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Dino Govoni

One of the most versatile contemporary saxophonists is undoubtedly Dino Govoni. Govoni learned from two tenor sax greats, Jerry Bergonzi and George Garzone, and furthered his studies by attending Berklee College of Music, studying with the late, great Joe Viola. Govoni hit the road right away with a variety of musical outfits, playing and/or recording with such diverse artists as Grover Washington Jr., Randy Brecker, Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart, Arturo Sandoval, Cindy Blackman, Joe Beck, Jason Miles, Prassana, Terence Trent D'Arby, Robben Ford, Tom Brechtlein, Ed Spargo, Mel Tormé, the Manhattan Transfer, the Boston Pops, the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the John Allmark Jazz Orchestra, Frankie Valli, and Englebert Humperdinck, among others. Govoni has two recordings under his own name to date, “Breakin' Out”, and "In the Library", both on the Whaling City Sound label

Chance Meeting

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2018
Track listing: Problem Child, N.T.I., Lament for Michael Brecker, 1 of 3, My Maia, Asha, Jimmy's Blues, 14, Meatsauce, Insight, Enlight

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lello Molinari: Lello's Italian Job Volume 2

Read "Lello's Italian Job Volume 2" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Italian-born bassist Lello Molinari emigrated to the US in the 1980s and is an established part of the Boston jazz scene and a member of the faculty at the Berklee School of Music. In 2016 he released an album reworking the various musics of his homeland into modern jazz and he continues that on this CD. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

AGNZ: Chance Meeting

Read "Chance Meeting" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Before proceeding, a word about the name of this admirable quartet: AGNZ (jazz from A to Z?) comprises the first letter in the last names of its four members--guitarist Jay Azzolina, tenor saxophonist Dino Govoni, drummer Adam Nussbaum and bassist Dave Zinno. It further denotes, presumably, a certain level of parity, a selflessness and camaraderie among ...

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arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

arsenalARTS Berklee Jazz Announces Fall 2010 Concerts

The NWJCO Daniel Ian Smith (leader/saxophones/flutes), Dino Govoni(saxophones/flute), Ken Cervenka (trumpet/flugelhorn), Walter Platt (trumpet/flugelhorn), Tim Ray (piano), Keala Kaumeheiwa (acoustic bass), Steve Langone (drums and cymbals) and Ernesto Diaz (percussion) was organized over 11 years ago by Daniel Ian Smith as an aggregation dedicated to the performance of new music. The group garnered considerable attention after ...

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Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band

Read "Allen Carter Big Band / Lucerne Jazz Orchestra / Joris Teepe Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Allen Carter Big BandGiftsAC Muzik2010 If there were any integrity or enlightenment in the music business as we know it in 2010--not to mention among listeners--drummer Allen Carter's debut big-band album, Gifts, would surely go platinum or at least earn a well-deserved Grammy Award. As not much of ...

In The Library

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1.In Your Absence 2.Get Your Goat On 3.Munk, not Monk 4.Again and Again 5.Lines for Charlie 6.All Things Must End at the Beginning 7.In the Library 8.The Principle 9.Are You Threatening Me?

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dino Govoni: In The Library

Read "In The Library" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Saxophonist Dino Govoni's wide-ranging jazz vernacular is conveyed rather effectively during this sprightly set. He possesses a broad tone, augmented with fluent lines and a relaxed vibe. With his quartet, the artist explores various harmonic frontiers, amid slight shifts in momentum and medium to torridly swinging tempos The rhythm section implements a frisky ...

In the Library

Label: Whaling City Sound
Released: 2002
Track listing: In Your Absence, Get Your Goat On, Munk, not Monk, Again and Again, Lines for Charlie, All Things Must End at the Beginning, In the Library, The Principle of Attraction, Are You Threatening Me?

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dino Govoni: In the Library

Read "In the Library" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Young Boston-based saxophonist Dino Govoni, who has appeared as a sideman on a number of recent albums, steps forward to lead a talented quartet on In the Library, an earnest volume of engaging post-bop essays, most of them written by Govoni and his companions. The exceptions are Chick Corea’s melodious “Again and Again” and Suzanna Sifter’s ...


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