Personnel: George Garzone (tenor saxophone); Luciana Souza (vocals); Mike Mainieri (vibraphone); David Kikoski (piano); Chuck Loeb (guitar); Eddie Gomez (bass); Lenny White (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Recorded at the Power Station, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Bob Blumenthal.
Personnel: George Garzone (tenor saxophone); Luciana Souza (vocals); Chuck Loeb (guitar); Dave Kikoski (piano); Mike Mainieri (vibraphone); Lenny White (drums); Bashiri Johnson (percussion).
Audio Mixer: Dan Gellert.
Liner Note Author: Bob Blumenthal.
Recording information: Power Station, New York, NY (03/15/1995/03/16/1995).
George Garzone is a very versatile tenor saxophonist who can play both inside and outside. This particular recording finds Garzone sticking mostly to standards (including "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "Night and Day," "What Is This Thing Called Love," and "Nature Boy"), plus two of his originals and one song by guitarist Chuck Loeb. Garzone is featured with up to six other players (including pianist David Kikoski, bassist Eddie Gomez, and drummer Lenny White), and there are two vocals for Luciana Souza. Garzone's warm tone and unpredictable style (he occasionally hints at going outside) keep this music stimulating. Well worth checking out. ~ Scott Yanow