Dynamite jazz debut release Fabrizio Sciacca Quartet – GETTIN’ THERE: Fabrizio leads this dynamite jazz debut release with his smokin’ hot bass, & is joined by jazz veterans Jed Levy on sax, Donald Vega doing piano, Billy Drummond on drums… the album doesn’t release until September, 2019, so you’ll just have to trust my ears until I’m told the samples have gone live. I searched for a channel on YouTube, but couldn’t verify that he has an official channel; this SEARCH will yield some “unofficial” videos – it would be really, REALLY nice if some LIVE video of this quartet’s performances was uploaded to a unique channel for Fabrizio (hint! hint!).
In the meantime, I’ll tell you that HOT tunes like the opener,”One For Amos” (by Sam Jones), display significant jazz bass talent that you’re going to be listening to for many, MANY years to come… the recording is flawless, but I still recommend you listen (at least for the first sitting) with your headphones on… you won’t want to miss one note!
Fabrizio’s original piece is a tribute to the bass master, Ron Carter.. “For Sir Ron” will make your ears stand at attention & salute… Donald’s piano is superb on this tune, & the whole band rocks all the way out… a most impressive song that I predict will be seeing some MAJOR airplay.
It was easy to choose my personal favorite of the seven songs Fabrizio offers up for your jazz enjoyment… Jed’s original, “Lonely Goddess”, has some of the most solid & penetrating reed work I’ve listened to (yet) in 2019… this tune is going to be recognized over the coming years as a jazz classic for the 21st Century.
I give Fabrizio and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this stunning debut release. To learn more about him, visit his FB page. Rotcod Zzaj