Alto saxman Pietro is someone to watch. Teaming with pianist Kenny Werner, bassist Dave Holland, and drummer Bill Stewart-the tandem which backed Pietro so effectively in Forgotten Dreams, his highly regarded 1996 leader debut-Pietro voices clearly delineated lines with one of the most appealing alto sounds in jazz. His warmly centered tone is complemented with an unerring sense of pitch. Eschewing theatrics, he swings with a postbop abandon in which every note, every phrase, every solo rings true.
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