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Self-titled by The Mark Tonelli Group

Straight outta the heart of Texas comes Mark Tonelli, a former student of the legendary Kenny Burrell, and of the prestigious Univ. of North Texas. Now an educator himself, Mark Tonelli delivers no-nonsense straight ahead jazz through his 5 featured original compositions with a very Burrell/Farlow inspired sound and feel. The ensemble is tight, the music is intruiging, and Tonelli's tone (no pseudo-pun intended) is pure and reminiscent of the legends while keeping the ideas in the present. 3 1/2 star set, and definitely worth checking out for those of you who enjoy pure hearted and powerful straight-up jazz guitar.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: The Mark Tonelli Group
  • CD Title: Self-titled
  • Genre: Straight-Ahead / Classic
  • Year Released: 2001
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Tracks: Night Shadows, Nine Miles From Home, Free, The Inner Game, Sluppy
  • Musicians: Mark Tonelli (Guitar), Paul Tynan(flugelhorn), Akira Sato(trumpet), Jeff Fort(sopr sax), Chris Reigger (alto sax) Tito Charneco (tenor sax), DAvid Winslow(trombone), Dan Haerle (Piano), Matt Wigton (bass), Brad Boal (drums)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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