Cory Weeds – O Sole Mio! (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/88,2 kHz | Time – 01:00:35 minutes | 1,11 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Cellar Live
Cory Weeds delivers a blistering set of Italian themed tunes backed up by one of the pre-eminent organs bands in jazz today!
The results speak for themselves: swinging bop lines executed by all, crackling rhythm section accompaniment and interaction, and an ensemble sound that underscores the values of swing, groove and participatory interaction over a carefully selected set of compositions–thanks to the support of Giulio Recchioni and the Italian Cultural Centre–that celebrate through reinvention and interpretation some great Italian music (“O Sole Mio,” “Toma A Surriento”), as well as compositions taken from the rich history of contribution that Italian-Americans have brought to jazz and the American popular song (Marmarosa, Corea, Martino, Mancini). Although to some, perhaps, the ideas presented here may appear on the surface to be disparate and tangentially connected: a jazz version of “O Sole Mio,” a fifth instrumentalist added to a longstanding quartet or even the Hammond B3 organ in jazz (a relatively late addition to the music’s instrumentarium with an unusual historical pedigree of roller rinks and makeshift churches), jazz has long been about thwarting normative conventions and looking for points of intersection that connect and unite players and sounds that span nationalities, race, language, gender and musical history.
01. Cory Weeds – O Sole Mio
02. Cory Weeds – Mr. Lucky
03. Cory Weeds – Speak Softly Love (Theme from “The Godfather”)
04. Cory Weeds – On The Stairs
05. Cory Weeds – Estate
06. Cory Weeds – Chick’s Tune
07. Cory Weeds – Torna A Surriento
08. Cory Weeds – Moody Blues
09. Cory Weeds – Capricci di Camere