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tito:
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Cat's A Bear

 

 

 

TITO: IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION

contemporary jazz from the cats

Normally, a jazz album sub-categorized as funk or fusion would conjure images of a large, electric ensemble with distorted electric guitar, huge PA systems, and banks of amplifiers. While the musicians on Revolution play with the same energy, the sound is scaled down to a guitar trio, with composer/guitarist Frank Singer's clean Gibson 175 guitar mixing with bassist Tony Stefanelli's Alembic Fretless Electric bass-guitar and drummer Joe Dorris' hand-made Ames drum shells.

This trio takes you from funk to latin to swing, using modern harmonic language and linear time. Each musician has straddled the past and the present, and a respectful nod to jazz history is combined with the familiarity with the music of current times, from reggae to rock-and-roll. The songs are presented in traditional jazz format, with written melodies bookending the improvised solos, although some, like Blue Tito and HSA, have more detailed forms.

Tito: In Search of a Revolution is a unique jazz trio album. For those who appreciate the space and detail of precision players who know how to jam and have fun, this is a perfect mix.

TITO: IN SEARCH OF A REVOLUTION, 8 tracks of jazz.

 

disk 1

Legbones...Singer
Blue Tito...Singer
Bill's B.S....Singer, J. Dorris, W. Dorris
F-It...Singer, Stefanelli
Knick's Knack...Singer
HSA...Singer
In-cog-TITO...Singer
Positive Energy...Singer, Stefanelli, Dorris

 

 

the players

Frank Singer
Joe Dorris
Tony Stefanelli
Phil Papotnik [Positive Energy]
artist website:
catsabear.com

credits

production.....Frank Singer
engineering.....Tom Hitt Cycling Troll Studio
cover art.....Hal Singer
graphic design.....Bill Hanna
cd duplication by FAR
 
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