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Live At Birdland II

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 1999
Track listing: Reticulation; Chesapeake Blues; Joy Spring; Poinciana; (I Can

Album

Live At Birdland II

Label: Concord Music Group
Released: 1999

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The Jimmy Bruno Trio: Live at Birdland II

Read "Live at Birdland II" reviewed by Jack Bowers


As its title indicates, this is the second recording made by guitarist Jimmy Bruno’s trio during recent gigs at New York’s fabled Birdland, and as with the first, the listener is treated to two sessions for the price of one, with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton making it a quartet on the second half of the program ...

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The Jimmy Bruno Trio with special guest Scott Hamilton: Live At Birdland II

Read "Live At Birdland II" reviewed by Ed Kopp


Guitarist Jimmy Bruno's 1997 release Live at Birdland was widely praised as a masterwork of straight-ahead jazz guitar. Live at Birdland II should garner similar accolades.Bruno learned jazz guitar by imitating his dad, a well-regarded Philadelphia picker who played with Nat “King" Cole. Today Jimmy Jr. is a dazzling technician often compared to fellow ...

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Jimmy Bruno Trio: Live At Birdland II

Read "Live At Birdland II" reviewed by Jim Santella


With guest Scott Hamilton sitting in on half the album, Jimmy Bruno’s session oozes with guitar and bass technique. However, as happens sometimes, the increased technical prowess causes Bruno’s session to lose some of its swing. His guitar pick produces blistering single-note runs that thrill the listener. In doing so, he’s overlooked the need for added ...

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The Jimmy Bruno Trio: Live At Birdland II

Read "Live At Birdland II" reviewed by Paula Edelstein


The Jimmy Bruno Trio is joined by Scott Hamilton on Live At Birdland II, the exciting follow up to Bruno's first edition of Live At Birdland. The set, replete with standards and originals ranging from “Reticulation" composed by the guitarist, to the all-time Latin favorite “Poinciana" creates a spontaneous personal statement by the trio. Bruno's ability ...


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