CD Review: Cinque - Catch a Corner

The music of Cinque combines different jazz styles all played with conviction and authenticity. The slow funk jazz fusion "Conflicting Advices", the Bebop sounds of "Geppetto's Blues", the funky "Saturday Night Saturday Morning", the bossa-like "Two Worlds", the smooth jazz of the title track "Catch a Corner", the samba "Bolivia" and the gospel tinged "Still crazy after all these years".

And the reason this music sounds so good and so genuine no matter the style is because the members of Cinque are all Jazz masters musicians.
John Johnson who worked with Dianne Reeves and Diana Krall, adds his crisp and engaging sound on the saxophone. Robi Botos tight and impeccable solos on piano brings intensity in both emotion and technique. Joey DeFrancesco continues to marvel his listeners with his mastery on the B3 organ. And producer/bassist/arranger Peter Cardinali and drummer Steve Gadd provide a strong rhythmic foundation to these outstanding compositions.

All compositions are by Cinque except Cedar Walton "Bolivia" and Paul Simon "Still crazy after all these years".

Conflicting Advice, Geppetto's Blues, Saturday Night Saturday Morning, Two Worlds, Catch a Corner, Over the Humpty Dump, Bolivia, Still crazy after all these years

Steve Gadd - drums, Peter Cardinali - bass, Joey DeFrancesco - hammond b3 organ, Robi Botos - piano, fender rhodes, John Johnson - saxophone

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