domingo, 16 de abril de 2017

Andy Fusco - Joy-Riding (SteepleChase Records 2017)



Veteran alto saxophonist Andy Fusco, despite his long-time active career which had begun with the 5-year tenure with the Buddy Rich Big Band in the late 70s, has been notoriously under-recorded as a leader.

His SteepleChase debut album last year “Whirlwind” SCCD 31811, though it took 12 years before its release, has marked the new era for the virtuoso instrumentalist.

Here on his new album (only one year has passed since the last one) Fusco leads his hand-picked band to present a tasteful and full-blooded program.

1 EZZ-THETIC (George Russell) 9:08
2 TENDER LEAVES (Walt Weiskopf) 5:39
3 TODAY (Joel Weiskopf) 8:09
4 SKYLARK (Hoagy Carmichael) 7:35
5 ERIN’S BLUES (Andy Fusco) 10:19
6 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES (Maria Grever) 4:39
7 RELAXIN’ WITH ANDY (Walt Weiskopf) 6:45
8 JOY-RIDING (Walt Weiskopf) 6:25
9 HOT HOUSE (Tadd Dameron) 7:16

ANDY FUSCO alto saxophone
WALT WEISKOPF tenor saxophone
JOEL WEISKOPF piano
Mike Karn bass
Jason Tieman drums