Vinnie Cutro | Blues For The Optimist

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Blues For The Optimist

by Vinnie Cutro

Straight ahead jazz featuring artists: BOB MINTZER (tenor sax) JIM Mc NEELY (piano) MIKE RICHMOND (bass) VICTOR JONES (drums. This cd includes 7 original compositions by trumpeter Vinnie Cutro............
Genre: Jazz: Bebop
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  Song Share Time Download
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1. Blues For the Optimist
6:30 album only
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2. Cane Garden Bay
6:27 album only
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3. 35th and Third
7:29 album only
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4. Bianca
6:06 album only
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5. Snapper
6:02 album only
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6. The Journeyman
7:32 album only
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7. Naima
7:11 album only
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8. Great Expectations
6:26 album only
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9. Giant Steps
5:04 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
During the past 20 years Vinnie Cutro has performed with noted jazz greats such as HORICE SILVER,BUDDY RICH and LIONEL HAMPTON ,He has traveled extensively throughout the world appearing at jazz festivals and concerts in Europe,Japan, South America and the U.S.A..

As a member of the Lionel Hampton Quintet,he performed guest appearances with various symphonic orchestras in the U.S.A such as the Colombus Symphony Orchestra,Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Omaha Symphony.

As a freelance musician,he has had the opportunity to work with artists such as RAY CHARLES,BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS,THE MEL LEWIS ORCHESTRA,JIMMY McGRIFF,MACHITO ORCHESTRA,XAVIER CUGAT ORCHESTRA,MEL TORME,BERNARD PERDIE,THE FOUR TOPS,THE TEMPTATIONS , DONALD FAGEN and THE SPIRIT OF LIFE ENSEMBLE.

Vinnie Cutro is currently performing in the New York area with his new ensemble which is called VINNIE CUTRO & NEW YORK CITY SOUNDSCAPE.His latest cd (featuring guitarist MIKE STERN )is called ABERRATION and is also available at CDBABY.COM

DISCOGRAPHY
(as a leader)

Blues For The Optimist
Vinnie Cutro Quintet
Royal Music Ensembles RME82593
1994

Aberration
Vinnie Cutro & New York City Soundscape
Twinz Records CD394
1999

DISCOGRAPHY
(as a sideman)

Time Tunnel
Bob Ferrel Quintet
BFM-001
1996

Made in Japan
Lionel Hampton Band
Glad Hamp Records#1023
1983

Rhythms
The Dalton Gang
Second Step Music
#07181
1993

Three Houses
Tom Boras
MMC 2011 J
1994

Lionel Hampton Band
Timeless Records
TR3
1982

Buddy Rich Band
MCA Records
#5186
1980

Spyglass Hill
Pete Furlan
PFM 001
1999

Works for Jazz Orchestra
N.Y.U
NYU 52899
1999

Sentimental Journey
Lionel Hampton Band
Atlantic Records #81644
1985

Generations
Frank Foster and Pepper Adams
Muse Records #MR5313
1985

Smoke Signals
Rich Austin
Alliance Records #AL3701
1992

Chitlins Parmigiana
The Vivino Brothers
DMP Records #CD492
1992

Miami Shadows
The Dalton Gang
Second Step Music (SSM1118)
1995

The New Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Xavier Cugat Orchestra
RKCDD002
1993

Antigua
Rio Clemente and Friends
Reality Records #8001
1980

Die Happy
Pam Tate
Left Field Records 1427-2
1991

25 Years
The Spirit of Life Ensemble
Rise Up Productions RUP100-11
2000

Holy Love
Marlinda Ireland & The Christ Rise
Impact Publishing 10000R
2000

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Rich Iorio

The Best
This is the best combo of cool jazz and bop I have heard
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Kou

fine,speedy
It is the most favorite performance also in the album which I heard until now.
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Ryutaro Kawakami

It is a great performance
I enjoyed this CD.
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