Sal Mosca: Sweet Lorraine


Sweet Lorraine


Sal Mosca (piano)


Sal Mosca in Antwerp (Zinnia 115)

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Sal Mosca (piano).

Recorded: November 12, 1992


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

A student of Lennie Tristano and a highly regarded teacher in his own right, Sal Mosca performs here shortly after his 65th birthday. This track from a live 1992 performance highlights Mosca's ability to reinvigorate jazz standards. Mosca's treatment of this 1928 Mitchell Paris composition features his stride playing, with interpolations of harmonic exploration. The improvisation never ventures too far from the melody, with frequent quotes that often evolve into highly inventive contrapuntal episodes. With quick unison passages and a strong sense of swing, Mosca demonstrates that his ability to execute at the piano continues to shine, undeterred by advancing age.

Reviewer: Mark Lomanno

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