I Miss You John

 
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Item# : CAP 912
WBGO; Lucky Seven; Someone to Watch Over Me; Heritage Mix; Brother K; I Miss You John; Lion Tamers; Desert Samba; Sweet Pea; Conflict Of Interest; Forget The Woman
 
When ascribing motives to certain recordings, the words "labor of love" are often misused or overused--but not so in the case of Mike Longo's "I Miss You John," a heartfelt tribute to Dizzy Gillespie that musically expresses the deep love and respect felt for one of the century's giants of jazz by his longtime pianist, music director, and friend. This is the sort of music that induced the celebrated Gillespie smile--driving, unpretentious riffs and burning solos. It is also tempered by the occasional introspective ballad and performed with the intensity and commitment the maestro admired.
 
 
MIKE LONGO 
Piano
 
PAUL WEST 
Acoustic Bass
 
RAY MOSCA 
Drums
 
FRANK WESS 
Tenor Saxophone (1, 4)
 
DAVID SANCHEZ 
Tenor Saxophone (2, 7)
 
JAMES MOODY 
Tenor Saxophone (6, 10)
 
JIMMY OWENS
Trumpet (1, 4, 6, 10)
 
CECIL BRIDGEWATER 
Trumpet (2, 7)