Matt Criscuolo | Lotus Blossom

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Jazz: Bebop Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo Moods: Featuring Saxophone
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Lotus Blossom

by Matt Criscuolo

want to hear a new and refreshingly unique alto tone,check out matt criscuolo.he really sounds original and with lots of heart and pathos.he is accompanied by world reknown jazzists like larry willis and steve davis and ray mantilla. the music is rich wit
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. lotus blossom
3:20 $0.99
2. to wisdom the prize
9:00 $0.99
3. the big push
7:11 $0.99
4. everything i have is yours
8:20 $0.99
5. spirit waltz
9:13 $0.99
6. parakeet lovesong
7:29 $0.99
7. julian's pencil
10:15 $0.99
8. exciting world of jazz
4:45 $0.99
9. song for kerry
7:47 $0.99
10. iron willis
6:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
matt criscuolo is a native of the bronx, new york.studied at manhattan music with steve slagle,dick oatts,walt weiskofph, and rich perry.he has worked or recorded with greats such as gerry mulligan,david murray,rich perry, harold danko,etta jones,artt frank.this album features great original compositions and solos by larry willis(piano),steve davis(trombone),ray mantilla(percussion),eric mcpherson(drums) and phil bowler(bass). the arrangements are hip,the alto and trombone front line sound so sweet and rich.this is matt's second release as a leader and composer and he has definitely staked his place as a recognisable and respected musician.his approach to improvisation is genuine. it's not rooted in acrobatics for the sake of showing off chops like so many saxers.when you hear his tone, you hear a thick warm sound that is both tender and edgy.sweet and confident.matt is currently gigging in the tristate area and is working on his next project with strings(and not elevator music strings).



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david cohn

listening to this cd... i got lost in has a nice flow from beginning to of my favorite songs is "song for kerry". this is just a great jazz cd!

Bob Levey

Lotus Blossom
Well what can I say, I love Matt's playing it is a fresh new sound and he is truly an original thinker and player. I first heard about Matt thru the great Bop drummer Artt Frank, drummer for Chet Baker. Artt and I were doing a Concert in rememberance for my Father the late Great historic Be Bop drummer Stan Levey and he mentioned listening to Matt to me for the concert I did and I made my mind up immediatley that Matt was the man. We did the concert and it was standing room only and standing ovations.

This cat can play

Bob Levey