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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Fans who buy this Johnny Frigo CD expecting to hear some hot swing violin will be surprised. Frigo spent most of his career until the mid-'80s as a studio bassist in Chicago who played jazz now and then. In the early '70s, a dance teacher persuaded Frigo to record some danceable jazz for his students to learn by. The result was 14 groove tunes that are an R&B-ish and funky brand of jazz. Frigo is on bass throughout, keeping the rhythms going for a septet of local musicians that includes his son, Rick Frigo, on drums and pianist/organist Dick Marx. Along with some funky originals are such unexpected tunes as Buddy Miles' "Do Whatever Sets You Free," Isaac Hayes' "Walk ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Fans who buy this Johnny Frigo CD expecting to hear some hot swing violin will be surprised. Frigo spent most of his career until the mid-'80s as a studio bassist in Chicago who played jazz now and then. In the early '70s, a dance teacher persuaded Frigo to record some danceable jazz for his students to learn by. The result was 14 groove tunes that are an R&B-ish and funky brand of jazz. Frigo is on bass throughout, keeping the rhythms going for a septet of local musicians that includes his son, Rick Frigo, on drums and pianist/organist Dick Marx. Along with some funky originals are such unexpected tunes as Buddy Miles' "Do Whatever Sets You Free," Isaac Hayes' "Walk From Regios," and a lengthy version of "Them Changes." The music is enjoyable enough; just do not expect it to be swing standards.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2002
  • Label: Luv N Haight
  • UPC: 780661003625
  • Catalog Number: 10036
  • Sales rank: 270,186

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gazebo (2:09)
  2. 2 The Happening (2:50)
  3. 3 The Arabian (2:15)
  4. 4 Appollo (8:08)
  5. 5 Thank You (5:19)
  6. 6 Do Whatever Sets You Free (5:44)
  7. 7 Walk from Regios (2:15)
  8. 8 Dance of Love (1:58)
  9. 9 Garden of the Moon (2:50)
  10. 10 Scorpio (3:29)
  11. 11 Lennox (5:10)
  12. 12 Funky 42 (2:11)
  13. 13 Eye of the Needle (3:05)
  14. 14 Them Changes (11:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Frigo Primary Artist
Dick Marx Organ, Piano
Bobby Christian Percussion
Ron Steele Guitar
Rudolph Stauber Trumpet
Rick Frigo Drums
Technical Credits
Dave Brubeck Composer
Holland-Dozier-Holland Composer
Robert Fripp Composer
Danny Glover Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Melvin Glover Composer
Joseph Saddler Composer
Guy Williams Composer
Iola Brubeck Composer
Keith Wiggins Composer
Gus Giordano Producer, Liner Notes
Scorpio Composer
Eothen Alapatt Liner Notes
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