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Pasquale Square

by Carl Rigoli

Straight-ahead jazz, beautiful ballads, and Latin compositions. "First rate uncomplicated jazz offering a variety of moods to satisfy even the most discriminating jazz fan."
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Pasquale Square
8:29 $0.99
2. Augmented Blues
6:00 $0.99
3. Spicy
7:04 $0.99
4. Bach's Bag
7:03 $0.99
5. Una Bella Donna
8:36 $0.99
6. Samba Di Bach
5:32 $0.99
7. Speed Tactics
5:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Carl Rigoli Jazz Quartet, consisting of LA's top jazz studio musicians, has played together for over 15 years.

It features:
Carl Rigoli - Drums
Pat Rizzo - Saxaphones
John Rodby - Piano
Richard Maloof - Bass

By Johnny Adams, KNRY Radio
"This album is poignant proof of the highly and imaginative musicianship that marks the success of this well-knitted quartet. It offers musical elements that span from the bossa nova, ballads and swing, and unlike many jazz releases that are produced today, the seven original compositions by Carl Rigoli do not lack in taste or ideas. It is nowhere hindered by pretentious artiness or over-arranging. It is truly undiluted swinging jazz. So once again Carl Rigoli has created an album offering a variety of moods to satisfy even the most discriminating jazz fan. After all, that is what music is all about. With an easy, unforced warmth and an emphasis on melodic playing we have compatabile musicians who have produced first rate uncomplicated jazz. So, bend an ear and listen to the Carl Rigoli quartet." By Johnny Adams
-- Johnny Adams is a jazz radio personality in Monterey, CA, a writer, teacher, and jazz consultant to Clint Eastwood and others.

By Jim Santella, LA Jazz Scene Newspaper
"Drummer Carl Rigoli leads a straight-ahead quartet that interprets seven of his original compositions on this meeting of the minds that features the tenor saxophone equanimity of Pat Rizzo. Romping with a blues feeling and driving with a powerful, foot-tapping force, the foursome reaches out and grabs an eclecic array of influences. From Bach to Rio and Rome, the quartet swings. Audio samples may be found at www.carmelorecordings.com. "Bach's Bag" swings with a light bounce. Each of the four artists take liberal solos, and Rigoli tradesfours with the others. As pianist John Rodby and drummer Rigoli flesh out the piece in tandem, the easygoing cascades, from several centuries past, serve to inspire. Rizzo's saxophone tone wafts around the room as cigarette smoke toward night lights. A bit raspy and sometimes restrained, his big horn participants on an even basis with piano, bass and drums. Together, the four artists converge to form a balance. The scene is pleasant throughout. Pasquale Square gives both the passer-by and avid listener a place to sit and relax. As rigoli wraps up the session with a fast-paced exit called "Speed Tactics," containing a stirring, extended drum solo; the audience has an opportunity to feel the action and to reflect upon the essentials of mainstream jazz."

Full Bio of Carl Rigoli:

Carl Rigoli was born in New York City and raised in Astoria Queens. At the early age of three he became interested in music. At sixteen he began performing professionally and after attending the Manhattan School of Music he received a Bachelor of Music and Masters Degree in Music Education in 1965. Carl started performing with the vibes in 1964 at the Worlds Fair in New York City with many well-known studio musicians. This eventually led to working in nightclubs and in the studios. A year later he performed in such famous clubs as the Copacabana and the Latin Quarter both in New York. At the Waldorf Astoria he performed both with the vibes and percussion for such super stars as Frank Sinatra, Julie London, Johnny Mathis, Carol Lawrence, Tony Bennett and many others. In 1970 Carl moved to Los Angeles where he now makes his home with his wife. He has been very active as a teacher and also performing with Dave Angel's Big Jazz Band and his own Jazz Quintet. He has recorded five albums (CD's) featuring the vibraphone, worked in television and motion pictures, and continues to compose music.

Portfolio includes:

TV Show Soundtracks
- Laverne and Shirley
- Happy Days
- Bosom Buddies (Tom Hanks)
- Little House on the Prairie
- Barneybe Jones
- Best of the West
- Major Dad

Motion Picture Soundtracks
- Little Mermaid
- Sho Gun
- Rocky II
- Greece II
- Star Trek

Played for Top Entertainers

- Frank Sinatra (Trilogy Album)
- Johnny Mathis
- Sonny and Cher
- Jim Nabors
- Shirley Mc Laine
- Tony Bennett
- Trini Lopez
- Bob Hope
- Jack Benny
- Florence Henderson
- Lisa Minelli
- The Tonight Show
- Tributes to Great African American Entertainers



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charlie lopresto

Excellent , melodic simple swinging jazz.
This cd offers the listener a very melodic choice of different tunes. Each song sets a different feel and mood and totally captures the listeners ear. The musicians play with a feel and style which is rarely heard today in modern jazz. Carl Rigoli's compositions and Pat Rizzos sax playing create beautiful music .