Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Lucky to Be Me

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Lucky to Be Me

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Rossano Sportiello

Lucky to be Me

Arbors Jazz 19408

Rossano Sportiello (pno) Frank Tate (bs) Dennis Mackrel (dms)

Rec. New York City, April 20 & 21, 2010

I Don't Know / Lady Luck / Lament / Bluesy Basle / Show-type Tune / Lucky to be Me / When I Grow Too Old to Dream / Beat's Up / Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye / Should I? / Just as Though You Were There / Prelude 14 in F# Minor, Volume 2, Well Tempered Clavier TT: 63:47

This disc is sub labeled "Arbors Piano Series, Volume 22". I'm sure this is not done in a manner to rank the accomplishments and ability of each pianist, for I'd rank this fellow at or near the top and he gets better and better, with a broader repertoire. This CD runs the gambit from Cootie Williams (the opening tune) through Thad Jones, Frank Wess, JJ Johnson, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Leonard Bernstein, several songs out of the great American songbook, and JS Bach. …

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