CD: COLORS (1999)

November 28th, 2011  |  Published in ALBUMS, DISPLAY

 

Recorded in Chicago and Honolulu, features Von Freeman on tenor sax, Dave Marr on bass, Rusty Jones on drums, Dean Taba on electric bass, Noel Okimoto on drums, David Choy on soprano sax, Souren Baronian on dumbek, and Claudia Perez on vocals.

PRESS REVIEWS:

”A pianist who originally hails from Italy, Crosara is well-versed in bop lore, and his delicate flow might indicate a debt to Bill Evans.”
John Janowiak, Down Beat Magazine

“… the kind of sensitive swing seldom heard since Bill Evans. […] Crosara’s […] rubato meanderings […] are precious insights into his fertile imagination and harmonic daring.”
Harvey Siders, JazzTimes Magazine

“The piano echoes notes like twinkling stars, beauty surrounded by silence. […] you’ll dance through your tears and love the loneliness, I did.
John Barrett Jr, JazzImprov Magazine

“Francesco Crosara proves he is a pianist with expert chops and broad interests. […] Crosara has an awareness of world music but a firm grounding in the modern jazz vernacular. His major piano influences are unsurprising: Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Like them, he has an interest in electric as well as acoustic jazz.”
Joel Roberts, All About Jazz

Record Label: Southport Records
Recorded at Southport Studios in Chicago and in Honolulu, Hawaii
Recording Engineers: Joanie Pallatto (Chicago), Rick Behrens (Honolulu)

ALBUM TRACKS
– Dolphin Dance (11:25)
– Colors (4:52)
– Someday My Prince Will Come (5:50)
– I Loves You Porgy (-6:50)
– Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most (8:53)
– Plutonium 239 (4:14)
– Petite Peach (3:42)
– Say Goodbye (3:13)
– Suite Venus (dedicated to Chick Corea) (12:30)
– Passion (Paixao) (4:27)

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