Absolutely fun jazz Alberto Pibiri – JAZZ LEGACY: There’s one word that best sums up Alberto’s high-energy piano work – FUN! As you listen to tunes like the opener, “For Oscar” (his hero, Oscar Peterson, of course), you’ll realize that you’ve now got hours of joyful listening – just with this one song, lol! Of course, the best way to get familiar with Alberto’s playing is to watch it… so here’s a recent video of him performing the tune…
…and, since you’re already there, be sure you SUBSCRIBE to his YouTube channel, where you’ll see/hear many of the songs from this album.
The 4:36 “A Blues” isn’t “B.B. King heavy“, but it definitely is blues… I totally dig Alberto’s keyboard touch on this tune… robust and full of the spirit of life and the living of it.
Alberto’s excellent pacing on “Walkin‘” made it a most enjoyable listen; as you’ll hear, he’s got an excellent cast of players supporting his keyboard work, too… PAUL GILL: bass, PAUL WELLS: drums, ADRIAN CUNNINGHAM: tenor saxophone & clarinet,¬ DAVE STRYKER: guitar (track 9), SHEILA JORDAN: vocal (tracks 7 & 8)¬, JAY CLAYTON: vocal (track 8), MIRIAM WAKS: vocal (track 9)…
Of the ten excellent songs offered up, it was a song jointly authored by Sheila and Alberto that is my personal favorite… the 5:17 “Be Free” features Sheila doing the vocal… Alberto’s keyboard is mighty mellow, and the tune is one of the best jazz vocals I’ve heard (yet) in 2018 – no doubt!
I give Alberto and all of his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98 for this well-crafted and well-played jazz interlude. Get more information on Alberto’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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