The Earth is But One Country

 
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Item# : CAP 900
Florida Boy; I'm Free; Times Square; Love Walked In; Perplexity; The Cyclone; The Phantom; Young Love; The Earth Is But One Country; Now That I Have You
 
Longo's teaching, composing, and arranging activities in recent years have kept his piano artistry in lower profile than it deserves. This album is a welcome reminder of Longo's stature as a pianist of strength and subtlety. His intensive study with Oscar Peterson shows in his playing, as does his admiration for Bud Powell. But well before his long engagement with Dizzy Gillespie in the 1960s and 1970s, Longo's individual harmonies and voicings have set him apart, as has his ability to convincingly maintain a pulse through changes in volume and dynamics. These eight trio pieces are prime Mike Longo.
 
 
MIKE LONGO 
Piano, Electric Keyboards
 
BEN BROWN 
Acoustic Bass,
ESP Electric Bass
 
RAY MOSCA 
Drums
 
POTATO VALDES 
Congas
 
KEITH LOVIG
Guitar
 
PHIL YOUNG 
Drums
 
SHEYVONNE WRIGHT
Vocals
 
DIZZY GILLESPIE 
Trumpet Soloist, title track