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Jerry Vivino Quartet Live at Shanghai Jazz Special guest Lew Soloff

by Jerry Vivino

"Jerry's big sound and his insightful choice of material gives the listener a rollicking glance at what music is supposed to be." qoute:Paul Shaffer (band leader Late Show with David Letterman)
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Doxy/Walk Right In ( medley )
6:50 album only
2. Gators Groove
4:48 album only
3. Harlem Nocturne
4:15 album only
4. Blue 7/ Caldonia ( medley )
8:25 album only
5. St. Thomas/Marianne ( medley )
4:31 album only
6. A Child is Born
4:26 album only
7. House Party
5:03 album only
8. Organ Grinder Swing
6:20 album only
9. Seven Steps to Heaven
2:21 album only
10. Soul Serenade/ One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer ( medley)
7:06 album only
11. Ram Bunk Shush
4:27 album only
12. There is No Greater Love
6:14 album only


Album Notes
if you don't know jerry vivino personally, you certainly have heard him play. jerry can be heard nightly on nbc's late night with conan o'brien, as a member of the max weinberg 7. featured on countless recordings, tv commercials and movie soundtracks, his resume reads like a who's who in entertainment. jerry has played with bruce springsteen, james taylor, son seals, paul shaffer, frankie valli, al kooper, dion, james brown, phoebe snow, donald fagen, dr. john, branford and wynton marsalis, sam butera and the legendary keely smith, to name a few.
recordings for espn, oreo cookies, charmin and wendy's head the list of advertisement ( or jingle work ). jerry has also played on many movie soundtracks, including such recent films as maid in manhattan, auto focus, the tao of steve and the sundance official selection for 2003, camp.
jerry plays tenor, alto, soprano, baritone and bass saxophones, b flat, e flat and bass clarinets, flute, alto flute, bass flute, piccolo, ocarina,recorder and irish penny whistle. on top of his woodwind expertise, jerry is a wonderful vocalist, as heard on this cd.
jerry's true passion in music is jazz and r&b. in addition to being a member of the max weinberg 7, he can often be heard playing with his brother jimmy in the vivino brothers band. together the brothers have 2 cds. leading his own group and heard on live at shanghai jazz, he is surrounded by world class musicians mike merritt, james wormworth and brian charette. frequent guests with his quartet are lew soloff and melvin sparks.
jerry's saxophone influences include ben webster, john coltrane, king curtis, johnny hodges, cannonball adderly, michael brecker, sonny rollins and dexter gordon. clarinet influences include benny goodman, buddy dr franco aker bilk, pete fountain, sidney bichet and eddie daniels. flute influences include jean pierre rampal, hubert laws, james galway and ian anderson.
quote:" band leader jerry vivino, with his mates mike merritt, james wormworth, brian charette and special guest lew soloff reall bring back the good old days on this infectious and entertaining live recording. just sit back and enjoy the groove!" ( bob host of wfdu's the sound of blue )
quote:" jerry's big sound and his insightful choice of material gives the listener a rollicking glance at what music is supposed to be!" ( paul leader late show with david letterman )
quote:"i've just listened to jerry's cd and all i can say is great! great! great! jerry is the only horn player i know who plays from the inside out. he pours his soul into every note. his energy reaches out and grabs you. when you listen to this cd you will understand what i mean. jerry is one of our unsung heroes in showbiz. this cd is a winner!"
(keely smith...(legendary vocalist and "queen of swing")
quote:"outstanding playing and showmanship is displayed by jerry and his band on this live cd. jerry's solo's and vocals are terrific!" ( sam butera....saxophonist with louie prima and sam butera and the witnesses)
quote:"jeryy vivino's cd is vivacious. it will vivify vivino!" (melvin sparks...renowned jazz guitarist/producer)
quote:"jerry vivino plays with the breath of his heroes.
he's the ultimate student who becomes the high flying bird."
( john sebastian....musician/songwriter...hall of famer. )
for more information on jerry go to his website.



to write a review

Emilio Fandino

The CD captures the essence of Jerry's act.
This CD is right on the money! My family and I have heard it dozens of times in three days. One of the finest moments: "Harlem Nocturne". Jerry and the band convey the feel, intensity, and soulfullness of this tune 110%! It makes me feel like I'm in a Mickey Spillane novel!

The mix of tunes on this CD is really good. It's serious stuff without being unduly esoteric and mainstream enough without being "schmaltzy".

Most importantly, the CD captures the essence of Jerry's act. He connects with the audience, engages them, and, unlike many self-absorbed artists, does not play only for the "jazz intellectuals". Jerry respects his audience, entertains them, and very often, educates them about this most American of art forms.