Monday, June 26, 2017

Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet - Echoes of Europe (ARC​-​2680) BURNETT MUSIC 2017

This compact disc release on the Artists Recording Collective (ARC) label is the product of an international musical collaboration between Christopher Burnett and his guitar quartet with Italian jazz piano virtuoso and composer, Dino Massa. It's a great story and a great recording. 

What the press is saying: 

“This record was immediately attractive on first listen, and subsequent plays have not dimmed my enthusiasm.” - Roger Atkinson reviews the debut recording by Dino Massa Kansas City Quintet in the April / May 2017 issue of Jazz Ambassador Magazine. 

“On This New Jazz Record, Kansas City And Italy Make Beautiful Music Together – It’s an exceptionally graceful album (Echoes of Europe) that imbues mainstream jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.” - Bill Brownlee for KCUR 89.3FM (Kansas City Star, Ink) 

“…rich watercolors of sound. 
Like listening to Monet.” 
- George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly 

“This is top quality jazz 
…highly recommended for both traditional and modern jazz fans.” 
- Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility 

"Easy going jazz that isn’t easy listening, straight ahead ears will dig the proceedings. Well done throughout.” - Chris Spector, Midwest Record

01. Alone (Massa) 06:03
02. Echoes of Europe (Massa) 06:32
03. Imagine (Hampton) 06:08
04. Notos (Burnett) 06:10
05. Paris (Massa) 06:41
06. Remembering (Massa) 07:16
07. Tarantella (Massa) 08:51

Charles Gatschet – guitar 
Andrew W. Stinson – bass 
Clarence Smith – drums, percussion 

Terri Anderson Burnett – flute 
Freda Proctor – flute 
Marcus Hampton – flugelhorn, composition 
Stanton Kessler – flugelhorn, trumpet