Walkin' with the Wazmo

Walkin' with the Wazmo

by Jerry Vivino
     
 

Jerry Vivino is a name that may be new to jazz listeners who don't tune into The Conan O'Brien Show, but the veteran tenor saxophonist clearly has his wide-ranging act together. Opening with a robust take of Sonny Rollins' "Pent-Up House," which has a bit of a New Orleans rhythm incorporated into it, Vivino is equally comfortableSee more details below

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Jerry Vivino is a name that may be new to jazz listeners who don't tune into The Conan O'Brien Show, but the veteran tenor saxophonist clearly has his wide-ranging act together. Opening with a robust take of Sonny Rollins' "Pent-Up House," which has a bit of a New Orleans rhythm incorporated into it, Vivino is equally comfortable with Louis Jordan's pre-R&B hit "Knock Me a Kiss," which he also sings. In a Latin-flavored arrangement of Herbie Hancock's "Dolphin Dance" the leader plays alto flute, complemented by Michael Morreale's equally rich flugelhorn. But the bulk of the CD is devoted to the leader's originals, including the funky "Walkin' with the Wazmo," the lightly swinging ballad "I'm Mad About You" and the intriguing blues "Montelena Circle," which showcases his alto flute and valve trombonist Mike Fahn. With this enjoyable date Jerry Vivino should gain wider exposure.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/13/2006
Label:
Zoho Music
UPC:
0880956060729
catalogNumber:
200607

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jerry Vivino   Primary Artist,Flute,Alto Flute,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Mike Fahn   Valve Trombone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Kermit Driscoll   Upright Bass
Ken Levinsky   Piano
Ray Marchica   Drums
Michael Merritt   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Michael Morreale   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Jimmy Vivino   Guitar
Fred Walcott   Percussion
Greg Skaff   Guitar
James Wormworth   Drums
Brian Charette   Piano,Hammond Organ

Technical Credits

Joachim Becker   Executive Producer
M. Jackson   Composer
Tommy Tedesco   Engineer
Bill Milkowski   Liner Notes,Author
Jerry Vivino   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production

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