David Calarco: Countdown

David Calarco is a drummer based in upstate New York, currently working regularly with guitarist Chuck D’Aloia. This album brings together D’Aloia and others in whose groups he once worked, like Tom Harrell, along with Jerry Bergonzi and pianist Fred Hersch.

The recording is a melange of styles, but a pleasant melange, with first rate musicianship; furious blowing by Bergonzi, lyrical Harrell, and a contemporary feel and flair on original compositions with D’Aloia’s electric guitar and drum flourishes.