Showing posts with label Jim Plank. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jim Plank. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Joe Diorio Trio - Stateside

Joe Diorio has long been a major musician, both as a soloing guitarist and as an educator. He has recorded extensively for the Italian Ram label, so Stateside, put out by his own private company, is his fist American release in some time. Teamed with bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Jim Plank, Diorio stretches out on eight familiar standards. Although some listeners may feel that there is little new to be played on such tunes as "Alone Together," "Darn That Dream," and "I Thought About You," the trio's close interplay and the guitarist's adventurous musical personality frequently push the songs into fresh areas. The melodies are always kept in mind even as Diorio comes up with interesting new ideas. It is also quite instructive to hear how the three musicians frequently think as one, reacting instantly to any changes in direction and making the results sound logical and quite natural.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:dpftxqy0ldfe

Joe Diorio
Stateside

Tracks

1 Alone Together (Dietz, Schwartz) 7:43
2 Days of Wine and Roses (Mancini, Mercer) 7:56
3 Darn That Dream (DeLange, VanHeusen) 6:15
4 Corcovado (Jobim) 6:32
5 You and the Night and the Music (Dietz, Schwartz) 6:31
6 Beautiful Love (Gillespie, King, VanAlstyne) 4:14
7 I Thought About You (Mercer, VanHeusen ) 7:35
8 A Child Is Born (Jones) 6:47

Personnel
Joe Diorio - g
Bob Magnusson - b
Jim Plank - dr

Recorded at the Sound Kitchen, San Diego, California ; September 3, 2000

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Joe Diorio

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
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:gxfexqthldje

Joe Diorio
Bonita

Tracks

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


Personnel
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

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Joe Diorio Trio

Although this live gig by guitarist Joe Diorio was released for the first time in 2006, the music dates from a lost 1991 recording uncovered by his wife, with the guitarist joined by bassist Bob Magnusson and drummer Jim Plank. This entirely unrehearsed set focuses on standards, all played in extended form with imagination and plenty of risk-taking. The trio members eschew the normal approach to the ballad "Lover Man," instead slowly working their way into it, repeating a series of chords before finally loosening up and increasing the tempo as they play straight-ahead. The leader softly hums to himself during his unaccompanied introduction to the old warhorse "On Green Dolphin Street," though this standard sounds very fresh in the hands of the trio, featuring terrific breaks by each musician. The slowly savored interpretation of Thad Jones' lush "A Child Is Born" is yet another highlight, as is the intense workout of "Yesterdays." It seems unfair that Joe Diorio has not been more widely recognized within the jazz community, but those who discover the music on this highly recommended CD will quickly become devoted fans.
Ken Dryden
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/joe-diorio-trio-live-r828197

Joe Diorio
Trio
Live

Tracks

1 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman) 14:30
2 Corcovado (Jobim) 11:30
3 On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper, Washington) 10:20
4 A Child Is Born (Jones) 10:10
5 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 10:40
6 The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (Bernier, Brainin) 10:05

Personnel
Joe Diorio - g
Bob Magnusson - b
Jim Plank - dr

Recorded at the Horton Grand Hotel, San Diego, California ; 1991