Joe Baione: Oh Yeah!
Joe Baione (vibes, marimba)
Joe Baione (vibes, marimba),
Toru Dodo (piano), Corcoran Holt (bass), Jerome Jennings (drums).
Composed by Joe Baione.
Recorded: New York, October 22, 2007
Rating: 87/100 (learn more)
The title just about sums it up. With the descending unison lines building a high-energy vibe, pianist Toru Dodo sets off on a fabulous solo that takes the thematic material in several directions. Leader Joe Baione then takes over on the vibes, blistering his way through several swinging choruses. Extra credit goes to bassist Corcoran Holt and drummer Jerome Jennings for pushing the swing factor to a high level. A little tension is built via Jennings's drum solo, which gives way to a restatement of the head followed by some nice call & response between the piano and vibraphone. That last segment was far too short for my taste, as I found the urge to crank the volume irresistible.
Reviewer: Mark Saleski