Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Giuseppi Logan, The Giuseppi Logan Project

Giuseppi Logan made some very interesting albums for ESP in the mid-'60s and then dropped out of sight, at least in my experience. This many years later he has been back and in 2011 got together with Cooper Moore (piano), Larry Roland (acoustic bass), Ed Pettersen (guitar) and Tracy Silverman (electric violin) to record The Giuseppi Logan Project (Mad King Edmund SRR 12002-CD).

They run through outside, free versions of songs like "Lover", "Cherokee", and "Sweet Georgia Brown". The band kicks up some dust and is very much an active dynamic force. Giuseppi's alto sounds best when he gets into some free runs. On the heads his tone sounds a little less strong, a little feeble at times.

The band carries it to interesting places and Giuseppi has moments of the old fire. There's another, later new one which I'll be covering shortly and I hope he continues to regain his form there and for a long time to come!

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