Friday, October 22, 2010

Scannapieco & Ionata

We’ve been having great fun following the careers of two of Italy’s young, tenor saxophonists – Daniele Scannapieco and Max Ionata.

Recently, Sergio Gimigliano of Picanto Records decided to put Daniele and Max together with the pulsating bassist Reuben Rogers and the drumming propulsion of Clarence Penn.

The result is the Tenor Legacy CD [PIC014] from which the editorial staff at JazzProfiles has selected Max’s composition New York Dream to serve as the audio track to the following YouTube.

If you listen closely, you may be able to discern strains of Sonny Rollins’ Airegin, which serves as the song structure for Max’s tune, hence the CD’s title. Max takes the first, tenor solo.