Collected Works CD (2002)

Artist: Johnny Frigo

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Label Luv'n Haight Records
SKU 60516488
UPC 780661003625
UPC 14 00780661003625
Format CD
Release Date 1/22/2002
Author Johnny Frigo
Associated Artist/Work Soft Winds
Associated Artist/Work The Soft Winds
Technical Info
Producer Gus Giordano
CatalogID 10036
Lable Name Luv N' Haight
Released 01/22/2002
Original Release 2002
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00780661003625
Album Notes and Credits
COLLECTED WORKS comprises recordings Johnny Frigo made for Gus Giordano's Chicago jazz dance studio in the 70's.
Personnel: Johnny Frigo (bass); Mike Simpson (saxophone, flute); Rudy Stauber
(trumpet); Dick Marx (piano, organ); Ron Steele (guitar); Rick Frigo (drums);
Bobby Christian (percussion).
Includes liner notes by Gus Giordano, Chris Veltri and Eothen Alapatt.
Personnel: Ron Steele (guitar); Rudolph Stauber (trumpet); Dick Marx (piano, organ); Rick Frigo (drums); Bobby Christian (percussion).
Liner Note Authors: Gus Giordano; Eothen Alapatt.
Photographer: Ryan Hicks.
Fans who buy this Johnny Frigo CD expecting to hear some hot swing violin will be surprised. Frigo spent most of his career (until the mid-'80s) as a studio bassist in Chicago who played jazz now and then. In the early '70s, a dance teacher persuaded Frigo to record some danceable jazz for his students to learn by. The result was 14 groove tunes that are an R&B-ish and funky brand of jazz. Frigo is on bass throughout, keeping the rhythms going for a septet of local musicians that includes his son, Rick Frigo, on drums and pianist/organist Dick Marx. Along with some funky originals are such unexpected tunes as Buddy Miles' "Do Whatever Sets You Free," Isaac Hayes' "Walk From Regios," and a lengthy version of "Them Changes." The music is enjoyable enough; just do not expect it to be swing standards. ~ Scott Yanow
Professional Reviews
Alternative Press (5/02, pp.84-5) - 7 out of 10 - "...Brimming with sample-worthy beats and riffs, WORKS saves DJs and beatheads from having to plumb the depths of record bins far and wide..."
JazzTimes (7-8/02, p.100) - "...An enticing rare-groove find. Creamy, percussive music designed fro jazz-dance classes: what could be better?..."
Disc 1
1 Gazebo
2 Happening, The
3 Arabian, The
4 Appollo
5 Thank You
6 Do Whatever Sets You Free
7 Walk From Regios
8 Dance Of Love
9 Garden Of The Moon
10 Scorpio
11 Lennox
12 Funky 42
13 Eye Of The Needle
14 Them Changes
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