Ernesto Cervini spirited unequaled 21st Century jazz Ernesto Cervini – Rev

Ernesto Cervini spirited unequaled 21st Century jazz Ernesto Cervini – REV:  I’ve been reviewing drummer Ernesto’s music (either albums with his band Turboprop, or in other bands) for quite some time now, most recently in issue # 155, where he got ultra-high marks from me… on this October, 2017 release, he outdoes himself with splendid tunes like the scorching 7:03 opener, “The Libertine“… there are few albums that go on my iPhone as soon as I receive them, but this one did… it’s in constant rotation, especially this tune.

To get a better feel for Ernesto on a more personal level, be sure and view the EPK for REV…

…as you realize from the EPK, Ernesto is a world-class talent, with a real feel (and passion) for what makes jazz “work”; he stays totally engaged, too; he’s also a music promoter, so I’ve been in touch with him a lot over the last five (or so) years… keep your ears on this cat… you’ll be hearing a LOT more from him!

Though the title track, “Rev“, is one of the shorter tunes (3:25), it’s perfect for getting you charged up for the day ahead… just loved the horns on this one… the players are all folks who I’ve encountered over the years as well… in addition to Ernesto’s scintillating drum work, you’ll also hear Tara Davidson on Alto/Soprano Saxophones; Joel Frahm doing Tenor Saxophone; William Carn on Trombone, Adrean Farrugia playing Piano and Dan Loomis rounding the whole affair out with Bass… super-talent all the way around.

It only took one listen through the set (with my headphones, before I burned it to the iPhone) to realize that it’s the closer, “Arc of Instability“, that is my personal favorite of the eight tunes offered up for your aural enjoyment… the recording is flawless, and you can hear (intimately) how much these folks love playing with each other…. in fact, this is the most solid (& full-bodied) jazz composition I’ve listened to (yet) in 2017/2018 – it definitely deserves to be nominated for an award.

I give Ernesto and his musical cohorts a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as well as a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 5.00 for this splendid jazz adventure; that means, of course, that it gets my “PICK” for “best drum-led jazz collective”.  Get more information about this great player at Ernesto’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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