Absolutely fun jazz Alberto Pibiri – Jazz Legacy

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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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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