BN.com Gift Guide

The Joe La Barbera Quintet Live

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Joe La Barbera made his professional debut in 1966 with the Sam Noto-Joe Romano Quintet, though he may be best known to jazz fans for his two-year stint between 1978 and 1980 as the drummer for the last edition of the Bill Evans Trio. This 1999 concert, recorded at Rocco in Southern California, is evidently just his second release as a leader. Mixing elements of hard bop, bop, and post-bop with a quintet that includes trumpeter Clay Jenkins, soprano and tenor saxophonist Bob Sheppard, pianist Bill Cunliffe, and bassist Tom Warrington, La Barbera explores a number of pieces by jazz greats. Mal Waldron's timeless ballad "Soul Eyes" features solid solos by Jenkins and Cunliffe,...
See more details below
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $4.74   
  • New (3) from $12.27   
  • Used (2) from $4.74   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Joe La Barbera made his professional debut in 1966 with the Sam Noto-Joe Romano Quintet, though he may be best known to jazz fans for his two-year stint between 1978 and 1980 as the drummer for the last edition of the Bill Evans Trio. This 1999 concert, recorded at Rocco in Southern California, is evidently just his second release as a leader. Mixing elements of hard bop, bop, and post-bop with a quintet that includes trumpeter Clay Jenkins, soprano and tenor saxophonist Bob Sheppard, pianist Bill Cunliffe, and bassist Tom Warrington, La Barbera explores a number of pieces by jazz greats. Mal Waldron's timeless ballad "Soul Eyes" features solid solos by Jenkins and Cunliffe, while the leader is spotlighted in Freddie Hubbard's "On the Q.T." which also includes Sheppard's burning tenor sax and Thelonious Monk's "Evidence," which is his famous reworking of "Just You, Just Me." The leader's two originals -- a tribute to his former employer with "Kind of Bill For Bill Evans," and "Message From Art For Art Blakey" -- both stand up very well against the better known jazz compositions on this recommended CD.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/7/2002
  • Label: Jazz Compass
  • UPC: 809885100429
  • Catalog Number: 1004
  • Sales rank: 396,716

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe La Barbera Primary Artist, Drums
Bob Sheppard Saxophone
Clay Jenkins Trumpet
Bill Cunliffe Piano
Tom Warrington Bass
Technical Credits
Steve Barker Engineer
Joe La Barbera Producer
Jonathan Marcus Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously