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The Don Turoso Quintet by Don Turoso

A patchwork of active comprehensible groove formats is the contour of The Don Turoso Septet’s music. Turoso attests here his performing ability on tenor, alto and soprano saxophones. The material is cooking with hot Latin ingredients ornamented with bold hard-bop moments.

Lee Morgan’s "Sidewinder", Freddie Hubbard’s "Red Clay" and Bobby Heb’s "Sunny" are interpreted with tons of swing and definitely guarantee to take the listener on an adventurous musical journey.

Pianist, Rock Wehermann is bright with his quick changes, an excellent rhythmic left hand work which impels his right hand lines to a two handed handiwork to forge cascading arpeggios. Brad Bolton, Kip Reed and Mark Gonder’s feed-in are vibrant and super-charged with cohesive endeavors.

Don Turoso, David Banks and Garney Hicks flow easily between Latin Jazz, Be-bop, Hard-bop and even some dashes of smooth jazz. They break it down on "Children’s Song" and "Hobo Junction" where Turoso showcases impressive expanded lungs. In every track there is a boosting dialogue between ore, wood, strings and drums with succeeding interplay and dexterous delineation. David Banks’s explorations are powerful in his attacks. The Don Turoso Septet holds a great euphonic versatility!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Don Turoso
  • CD Title: The Don Turoso Quintet
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Don Turoso Music
  • Tracks: Sidewinder, Children’s Song, D’Samba, Red Clay, Changing Places, Hobo Junction, MT, Scott’s Place, Sunny
  • Musicians: Don Turoso (tenor, alto, soprano saxophones), David Banks (trumpet, flugelhorn), Garney Hicks (trombone), Rock Wehermann (acoustic piano fender Rhodes, organ), Brad Bolton (guitar), Kip Reed (bass), Mark Gonder (drums)
  • Rating: Four Stars
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