More Than Ever

Performers Rosario Giuliani

Dreyfus Records | October 11, 2004 | Compact Disc

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It's easy to like a number of things about Rosario Giuliani's More Than Ever, but it's the album's unusual surprises that put it over the top. On the album's first two cuts, the title track and "Seven Thoughts," saxophonist (both alto and soprano) Giuliani is joined by bassist R‚mi Vignolo, drummer Benjamin Henocq, and pianist Jean-Michael Pilc. The style here lies somewhere between mainstream and post-bop, and Giuliani and Pilc's methods, alternately passionate and abstract, make them satisfying counterparts. This alone would make for a good album, but Giuliani mixes things up by switching Pilc out for accordion player Richard Galliano on four tracks. Clearly, accordion jazz musicians are in short supply, so much so that it would be easy for many jazz lovers to have never heard one. But far from a novelty, Galliano's accordion fits right into the program, adding a warm, friendly vibe to his self-penned "I Remember Astor" and "J.F.," two of the three pieces not written by Giuliani. Both combos are woven throughout the recording, and the fact that they are both underpinned by Giuliani, Vignolo, and Henocq gives the album -- despite the slightly different feel of each combo -- an overall unity. For fans of Giuliani's previous albums and for anyone who likes stimulating contemporary jazz, More Than Ever is a strong entry. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 11, 2004

Genre: Alto Sax

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Dreyfus Records

UPC: 3460503666924

Found in: Alto Sax

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More Than Ever

Performers Rosario Giuliani
Guest Artist(s) Jean Michel Pilc, Richard Galliano

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 11, 2004

Genre: Alto Sax

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 1

Label Name: Dreyfus Records

UPC: 3460503666924


Title Track Time
1.More Than Ever --
2.Seven Thoughts --
3.Dream House --
4.I Remember Astor --
5.JF --
6.Mr RG --
7.Suite Et Poursuite 123 --
8.Monsieur Martin --
9.London By Night --
10.Bianco E Negro --

Editorial Notes

It's easy to like a number of things about Rosario Giuliani's More Than Ever, but it's the album's unusual surprises that put it over the top. On the album's first two cuts, the title track and "Seven Thoughts," saxophonist (both alto and soprano) Giuliani is joined by bassist R‚mi Vignolo, drummer Benjamin Henocq, and pianist Jean-Michael Pilc. The style here lies somewhere between mainstream and post-bop, and Giuliani and Pilc's methods, alternately passionate and abstract, make them satisfying counterparts. This alone would make for a good album, but Giuliani mixes things up by switching Pilc out for accordion player Richard Galliano on four tracks. Clearly, accordion jazz musicians are in short supply, so much so that it would be easy for many jazz lovers to have never heard one. But far from a novelty, Galliano's accordion fits right into the program, adding a warm, friendly vibe to his self-penned "I Remember Astor" and "J.F.," two of the three pieces not written by Giuliani. Both combos are woven throughout the recording, and the fact that they are both underpinned by Giuliani, Vignolo, and Henocq gives the album -- despite the slightly different feel of each combo -- an overall unity. For fans of Giuliani's previous albums and for anyone who likes stimulating contemporary jazz, More Than Ever is a strong entry. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
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