SCCD 31831 Andy Fusco “Joy-Riding”
Veteran alto saxophonist Andy Fusco, despite his long-time active career which had begun with the 5-year tenure with the Buddy Rich Big Band in the late 70s, has been notoriously under-recorded as a leader.
His SteepleChase debut album last year “Whirlwind” SCCD 31811, though it took 12 years before its release, has marked the new era for the virtuoso instrumentalist.
Here on his new album (only one year has passed since the last one) Fusco leads his hand-picked band to present a tasteful and full-blooded program.
“Whirlwind is one of those rare releases that exceeds craft and competence, and establishes its own reasons for being. Among other things, it’s a bottomless well of a jazz record. The more you play it, the more discoveries you make. The music offers multiple perspectives and can be enjoyed in a number of ways.” (David A.Orthmann – AAJ on SCCD 31811)
- ANDY FUSCO alto saxophone
- WALT WEISKOPF tenor saxophone
- JOEL WEISKOPF piano
- Mike Karn bass
- Jason Tieman drums
Recorded May 2016
1 EZZ-THETIC (George Russell) 9:08
2 TENDER LEAVES (Walt Weiskopf) 5:39
3 TODAY (Joel Weiskopf) 8:09
4 SKYLARK (Hoagy Carmichael) 7:35
5 ERIN’S BLUES (Andy Fusco) 10:19
6 WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES (Maria Grever) 4:39
7 RELAXIN’ WITH ANDY (Walt Weiskopf) 6:45
8 JOY-RIDING (Walt Weiskopf) 6:25
9 HOT HOUSE (Tadd Dameron) 7:16
Total Playing Time 66:39
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