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With these guys as your shadow you're going to run faster. Feels like Joe Sample's 'Hippies on a Corner.'
Through the richly textured arrangements of longtime collaborator Nick Lane and a stellar ensemble of Los Angeles' finest, veteran guitarist and composer Tom Rizzo creates a swinging and wide-ranging recording of interesting standards and provocative originals. From the subtly loose groove of Ornette Coleman's, "Law Years," to the lush orchestration of Wayne Shorter's "Infant Eyes," or the buoyant swing of Cole Porter's "So In Love," Rizzo's supple guitar lines provide a central voice to a wide array of sonic moods. Along with the quartet of Rizzo, drummer Steve Schaeffer, pianist Dennis Hamm and bassist David Hughes, is a 6-piece horn section featuring saxophonist Bob Sheppard, trumpeter Bob Summers and Nick Lane on trombone.
School Days; House of the Rising Sun; So in Love; Infant Eyes; Little Green Men; Without a Song; Lonesome Cowboy; Heart of L.A.; Law Years; Living for the City; Moon River / Matt and Kelly.
Tom Rizzo: guitar; Bob Summers: trumpet; Bob Sheppard: tenor sax; Jeff Driskill: soprano sax; John Dickson: French horn; Doug Tornquist: tuba; Nick Lane: trombone; Dennis Hamm: piano; David Hughes: bass; Steve Schaeffer: drums.
June 16, 2017
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