Friday, July 22, 2016

Joe Diorio - Bonita

The talented guitarist Joe Diorio has mostly recorded for obscure record companies throughout his career including this set for the completely forgotten Zdenek label. The early-'80s LP features Diorio (who has always had his own sound) in a trio/quartet with other Los Angeles-based musicians : keyboardist Carl Schroeder, bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Jim Plank. Diorio stretches out on five standards (including Jobim's "Bonita") plus one of his originals, playing some fine post-bop guitar that is often strikingly original.
Scott Yanow

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Joe Diorio


1 Bonita (Jobim)  5:07
2 If I Should Lose You (Robin, Rainger)  6:49
3 Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (Wolf, Lendesman)  4:05
4 Talla Sunshine - Naima Rainbow, Dance for Their Father (Diorio, Beraldi)  4:41
5 Bloomdido (Parker)  2:40
6 Hello Young Lovers (Hammerstein, Rodgers)  6:50
7 Send in the Clowns* (Sondheim)  3:12

* Bonus Track - Previously unreleased


Joe Diorio - el 6 & 12-string g
Bob Magnusson - b
Jim Plank - dr
Carl Schroeder - p & fender rhodes piano

Recorded at Spectrum Studios, Venice Beach, California on January 1980


wightdj said...

Doing some catch up with this early Joe. Thanks.

velobrewer said...

I haven't heard any Joe Diorio since the mod-70's when friends and I first started collecting jazz. I'm really looking forward to this -- MORE THAN FRIENDS was excellent as I'm sure this is as well. Thank you!

rio said...

early Diorio's work's is great.Thank you

ita diegues said...

Thank you Melanchthon.


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AmyBRAINS said...

Thanks a lot, Melanchthon.

rowgatien said...

I'm not missing this again!!

Melanchthon said...

Peter said...

Dear Melanchthon,

thank you very much for this.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't have heard this great musician without your work, MM. Thank you.

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you. Joe Diorio is always a good listen.