Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand

by The Jimmy Bruno Trio
     
 

Although Jimmy Bruno had been playing jazz much of his life, it wasn't until the guitarist was in his late 30s that he recorded his first session as leader, Sleight of Hand. This album is a fine example of a musician excelling by doing what he does best, which for Bruno, is hard bop and more hard bop. Since returning to his native Philadelphia from the West…  See more details below

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Although Jimmy Bruno had been playing jazz much of his life, it wasn't until the guitarist was in his late 30s that he recorded his first session as leader, Sleight of Hand. This album is a fine example of a musician excelling by doing what he does best, which for Bruno, is hard bop and more hard bop. Since returning to his native Philadelphia from the West several years earlier, Bruno had been making bop his number one priority, and this CD (an inspired trio date employing Pete Colangelo on bass and Dr. Bruce Klauber on drums) demonstrates that he was enjoying that direction tremendously. Whether interpreting the standards "All The Things You Are" and "Stompin' At The Savoy" or tearing into exhilarating originals like "Egg Plant Pizza" and "Lionel's Hat," Bruno brings a definite urgency to the material. Another high point of the disc is Luiz Bonfa's "Manha De Caranval," which Bruno changes from a relaxed bossa nova to hard-driving Afro-Cuban jazz. After many years of paying the bills with non-jazz pursuits, the Philadelphian was doing exactly what he wanted -- and it showed.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/16/1992
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0013431453222
catalogNumber:
4532

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmy Bruno Trio   Primary Artist
Jimmy Bruno   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Track Performer
Edgardo Cintron   Performing Ensemble
Pete Colangelo   Bass
Bruce Klauber   Drums

Technical Credits

Howard McGhee   Composer
Dave Ivory   Engineer
Carl Jefferson   Executive Producer
Tommy Tedesco   Liner Notes
Edgardo Cintron   Contributor
Pete Colangelo   Contributor
Bruce Klauber   Contributor
Kent Judkins   Art Direction
Rick Donohue   Producer
Jim Ferguson   Liner Notes
Juan Alvarez   Contributor

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