Splendid soulful jazz Vito Dieterle – ANEMONE: Vito’s sultry tenor sax is joined by Kris Kaiser on guitar; Ben Paterson playing organ and Aaron Seeber doing drums, in one of the most splendid and soulful jazz albums you will hear in 2020. All the tracks are available on Vito’s YouTube topic channel… what I would like to see (perhaps for the next release) is a few LIVE videos, as they give the viewer/listener a much more intimate experience with the artist.
What really stood out for me on the 6:17 “You Said It” is the “meat on the bones” style of sax playing that Vito demonstrates… Ben’s organ work on this song is also full-tilt… a high-level, high-energy performance that jazz DJ’s around the world are going to be spinning over & over (& OVER) again!
If you’re looking for something with a bit more “mellow” in it, you’ll totally dig the opener, “Dream Dancing“… Vito’s tenor on this song really reminds me of Stan Getz, but he’s definitely got his own way of expressing it… Kris’s guitar on this one certainly contributes to the laid-back feel of the tune, as well.
The upbeat & swinging tones on Monk’s “Work” are perfect for your iPhone… definitely an “on the road again” appeal; it made it onto my player, and I’ll be jammin’ to it as I ride in my GTO all around town!
My choice for personal favorite of the nine (long) songs offered up is (without question) Vito’s performance of Stanley Turrentine’s “Minor Chant“… ALL the players are KICKIN’ it out on this one, folks – GREAT organ work will enhance it for listener who also play keyboards (like me).
I give Vito & his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this jammin’ jazz adventure. Get more information at Vito’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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