Saturday, March 26, 2016

Joe Diorio - Italy

Joseph Louis Diorio, 6 August 1936, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. Following in the footsteps of an uncle, Diorio took up the guitar, studying formally in the early 50s at a local music school. He worked for a while with local bands but in the early 60s he ventured into New York City where he quickly established a reputation. He played with many bop musicians, such as Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Ira Sullivan. He also played in mainstream groups fronted by noted jazzmen including Conte Candoli and Stan Getz. From the 60s to the 80s he worked in various centres, including Florida, where he played on television and radio and also taught at the University of Miami. He also played in the Netherlands, France, Brazil and Australia, and recorded as a leader for the Spitball label during the 70s. Among musicians with who he has recorded are guitarists Mick Goodrick and John Pisano, Anita O'Day and Sullivan. In addition to performing and teaching, Diorio has also written text books, including the praised 21st Century Intervallic Designs, and is a painter and sculptor. Gradually, as the century ended, he was gaining a much deserved audience.
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Joe Diorio


1 Italy (Diorio)  3:30
2 Dolphin Dance (Hancock)  2:58
3 Stella by Starlight (Young)  3:39
4 'Round Midnight (Monk, Williams)  5:04
5 Journey to Peace (Diorio)  2:02
6 Blue in Green (Davis)  3:09
7 Moment's Notice (Coltrane)  3:39
8 Peace (Silver)  2:56
9 Well, You Needn't (Monk)  2:35


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Recorded at the MGI Records Studio, Munich, Germany ; April 1989


dopolesei said...

Diorio is one of my favorite guitarists. I enjoyed this album in lossy
And million thanks, to say the least for a blog as magnificent as this.

rje said...

Melanchthon - you're back yet again! Welcome. You are like a phoenix.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, I've been listening to Peaceful Journey, then remembered a guitar book called Fusion Guitar I forgot about, I found this tune in that book, I'm inspired to do an arr. to do with some of my buddies. Thanks again.
: )

Kovina Kris said...

Thank you!

Neo Dix said...

Hi Melanchthon, this is another Joe Diori album with RS link download dead ... Please re-up at Embedupload ?


Hi Melanchthon, the RAR file is corrupt, would you be able to re-upload it please. Thanks, and thanks for a great blog!

Anonymous said...

Could you update this one? Thanks.

Melanchthon said...

Fred Archtop said...

Thank you for this great album I only have on a tape. I remember Joe doing an incredible comping job on Dolphin Dance. Thanks a million for putting this great cryptic album under the spotlights.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Thanks a lot!

Historicus said...

Thanks a lot, indeed!

AmyBRAINS said...

Many thanks, Melanchthon.

rowgatien said...

Splendid share! Thanks very much.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks!