Set 'Em Up

Set 'Em Up

by Tony Purrone
     
 

Tony Purrone's first outing as a leader features Eddie Gomez on bass and Lenny White on drums. Purrone's high-velocity picking and his solidbody instrument are not exactly the stuff of a jazz guitar traditionalist, despite the acoustic jazz thrust of this and subsequent recordings. While Purrone displays…  See more details below

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Tony Purrone's first outing as a leader features Eddie Gomez on bass and Lenny White on drums. Purrone's high-velocity picking and his solidbody instrument are not exactly the stuff of a jazz guitar traditionalist, despite the acoustic jazz thrust of this and subsequent recordings. While Purrone displays straightahead smarts on "How Deep Is The Ocean" and "Ah Leu Cha," he's equally able to venture into post-bop territory where few guitarists tread, at least not in a trio setting. On Wayne Shorter's "Toy Tune" and Herbie Hancock's "Sorceror," for instance, Purrone succeeds in conveying the harmonic complexity of the music despite the inherent orchestral limitations of his instrument. What's more, he makes it sound natural, not like a struggle. His original compositions are also strong, especially the waltz "Pequonnock Valley Walk."

Product Details

Release Date:
08/01/1996
Label:
Steeplechase
UPC:
0716043138920
catalogNumber:
31389

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Tracks

  1. Blues Aloof
  2. How Deep Is the Ocean?
  3. Wolfbane
  4. Scott David
  5. Ah-Leu-Cha
  6. Remembering the Dream
  7. Heads up, Feet Down
  8. Toy Tune
  9. Pequonnock Valley Walk
  10. Sorcerer

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