Sleight of Hand

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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: 013431453222
  • Catalog Number: 4532

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
George Horn Mastering
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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