Tony Marino: Broad Street (2003)
The quality of the recording, however, is average and Marino himself apparently assembled it in its entirety. His compositions are block-chord dated but there's a clear willingness to engage the inspiring material as honestly and succinctly as possible. The results, on the other hand, can be canned and clichéd -as in "South Philly Samba" upon which the melody of "Moliendo Café" is masked under an Afro Cuban left hand guajeo with rushed right handed fingered notes and an annoying percussive repetitive break over a Brazilian rhythmic base. The reinterpretation of the remaining two tunes offers little, if any, enlightening views.
Given the quality available in improvised music today, your attention would best be invested somewhere else. Do, however, give it a listen at the leader's website . Anything else would be uncivilized.
Track Listing: 1. We're Home (Anthony G. Marino) 2. Cigars In the Garage (Anthony G. Marino) 3. South Philly Samba (Anthony G. Marino) 4. Layback (Anthony G. Marino) 5. The Monster And The Flower (Claudio Roditi & Ricardo Silveira) 6. Song For My Son (Paquito D
Personnel: Tony Marino
Record Label: TMP