Smile/Tarrytown Tenor

Smile/Tarrytown Tenor

by Carmen Leggio Quartet
     
 
An excellent tenor and alto saxophonist whose flexible style ranges from swing to bop and hard bop, Carmen Leggio has always deserved much greater recognition. This single CD has all of the music from what were probably Leggio's two finest recordings as a leader. Although there is solo space for pianists Derek Smith and

Overview

An excellent tenor and alto saxophonist whose flexible style ranges from swing to bop and hard bop, Carmen Leggio has always deserved much greater recognition. This single CD has all of the music from what were probably Leggio's two finest recordings as a leader. Although there is solo space for pianists Derek Smith and John Bunch plus the two bassists and drummers, Leggio is the obvious star throughout. He displays plenty of energy, constantly pushes himself, and swings hard on both tenor and alto. Some of these performances border on the explosive. Highlights include "Broadway," the blues "Okay Bug," Leggio's boppish original "Hinchcliffs," "Nagasaki," "In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town," and "Lover." But in reality every selection (including the warm renditions of ballads) is well-worth hearing by fans of both swing and bop saxophonists.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2003
Label:
Progressive Records
UPC:
0762247701026
catalogNumber:
7010
Rank:
195708

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carmen Leggio Quartet   Primary Artist
John Bunch   Piano
Carmen Leggio   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Derek Smith   Piano
George Duvivier   Bass
Ronnie Bedford   Drums
Milt Hinton   Bass
Butch Miles   Drums

Technical Credits

Carmen Leggio   Composer,Original Liner Notes
Ray Noble   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Fred Miller   Engineer
Billy Bird   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Charlie Chaplin   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Teddy McRae   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Marty Symes   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Harry Lim   Producer,Original Liner Notes
Richard LePage   Engineer,Remixing
Little Jack Little   Composer
John Turner   Composer
George H. Buck   Producer,Liner Notes
Gus P. Statiras   Producer
David Stone Martin   Artwork
Joe Young   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Billy Mayhew   Composer
John Siras   Composer
Sharon Wendel   Graphic Design,Redesign
Tami Komai   Art Direction
Geoffrey Parsons   Composer

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