Leonardo E.M. Cioglia: Filhos do Pequi


Filhos do Pequi



Contos (Quizamba Music)

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Leonardo E.M. Cioglia (bass),

John Ellis (tenor & soprano saxes), Aaron Goldberg (piano), Mike Moreno (electric & acoustic guitars), Antonio Sanchez (drums)


Composed by Leonardo E.M. Cioglia


Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, September 2007


Rating: 88/100 (learn more)

With an infectious Latin beat, this Cioglia-composed cooker showcases a talented group of sympathetic musicians through its cascading, crescendo-building twists and turns. The syncopated rhythm section of Cioglia on bass and Metheny-veteran Sanchez on drums more than keeps the beat going in an interesting and dynamic way. Goldberg's inspired piano solo opens the proceedings, with Moreno's subtle rhythm guitar adding precisely the right tone while injecting Metheny-like fills. Ellis's driving saxophone solo further fuels the frenzy, all the while Sanchez's relentless trap, rim and roll work never lets up and never fails to impress. This fine ensemble not only cooks, its nuanced professionalism makes this spicy track well worth savoring.

Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello

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