Richie Cole

West Side Story (TKCV-35012)

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West Side Story

Richie Cole

Venus Records

4988008337136

VEN 56979

TKCV-35012

JAZZ

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West Side Story

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CD 14,87 €

4 stars all music guide

On this enjoyable CD, bebop altoist Richie Cole performs seven of the main themes from West Side Story, plus his own complex "West Side Blues." Cole teams up with his longtime guitarist Vic Juris, pianist Lou Forestieri, bassist Ed Howard, drummer Tommy Campbell and veteran percussionist Ray Mantilla to give the familiar melodies his "alto madness" treatment, being respectful of the themes while stretching out. Highlights include "America," "Maria" and "Tonight."

PERSONNEL:

  • Richie Cole - alto sax
  • Lou Forestieri - piano
  • Vic Juris - guitar
  • Ed Howard - bass
  • Tommy Campbell - drums
  • Ray Mantilla - percussion

New York, March 28 & 29, 1996

TRACKS:

  • 01. Something's Coming
  • 02. America
  • 03. Maria
  • 04. I Feel Pretty
  • 05. Cool & Jet Song
  • 06. Tonight
  • 07. Somewhere
  • 08. West Side Blues