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Boston Gig

a Live release
by
Ferdinando Argenti & Enrico Rosa

Release Year: 2010

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Recorded on October 17th, 2009
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/29/2010 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: 3/15/2011 7:43:00 AM by: Rob
  1. Stress Me (4:48)
  2. Svezia in Fiamme (7:28)
  3. Bebop (6:59)
  4. So, That's How It Is (7:19)
  5. Dubbio (5:50)
  6. Funk In the Deep Freeze (8:56)
  7. Freedom Jazz Dance (5:40)
Enrico Rosa
guitar
David Clark
bass
James T. Lattini
drums
Ferdinando Argenti
piano

Reviewed by Marc on 23 Nov 2010


Enrico Rosa is best known to prog fans for his 1970's work with the band Campo di Marte, a band I must admit to never having heard of before. This link with Prog music is perhaps what could attract most of our readers to Boston Gig by Argenti & Rosa because the music featured on that album is in no way to being close to Progressive Rock or Fusion.

What can be heard on Boston Gig is a traditional Jazz Quartet in the "Guitar - Piano - Bass - Drums" form and a very good one indeed. The guitar mostly takes the role of leader with the piano not far behind. The bass and drums also get their moments to shine. I would describe the music on Boston Gig as relaxed while still being energetic (a bit paradoxal I know). The compositions are great, the musicians of the highest level and the recording excellent but you have to be a Jazz lover (which I am) to really enjoy this CD. Fans of "Metheny - Meldau" or even "Oscar Peterson with Joe Pass" should really check this album out. Highly recommended indeed.