“…the effect is galvanizing. While the music is collectively improvised, it aims for and achieves the directness of song.” – DOWNBEAT
“The trio comes at us with strength and ideas. It all works. It’s all very New York, which means there is the local and the universal all wrapped up into a very “now” music. Excellent!” – GREGO APPELLATE EDWARDS
Matt Lavelle – horns, reeds
Jack Desalvo – guitar, cello
Tom Cabrera – percussion
At Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center
Abrazo Interno Gallery on 2nd floor
107 Suffolk Street
one set: $11 / two sets: $16 / 3 sets: $22
Students/Seniors, one set: $8 / two sets: $12 / three sets: $16
Two other sets this evening, check it out here!
Artist: ROCCO JOHN QUARTET
Title: EMBRACE THE CHANGELabel: Unseen Rain UR-9947
Release Date: MAY 6, 2016
UPC Code: 7783583260725
Rocco describes each album track in the liner notes:
WINGS 7’21: A free bop piece to free up our thoughts.
CIRCUITS 8’08: However remote or even impossible it may seem, we are all connected.
ESCAPE 8’39:The traps are all set up,wherever we turn. We need to escape the traps and think independently and creatively.
DIALUP 8’00: This represents calling for assistance from the universe.
WHISPERS 4’32: While we all hear the loud voices telling us what to do and how to do it, we really need to quiet down and listen to the whispers of our inner self.
TANGO 9’52: The dance of life.
72’s 10’56: Connection to the Endless.
WINGS (Epilogue) 7:51: The Joy of it all.
All music by: Rocco John Iacovone Recorded: March, 2015 and mixed at Urban Sound Studios, Riverdale, NJ by Todd Urban Mastered at Beanstudio, Wayne, NJ by Jim DeSalvo Cover painting by Denise Iacovone
Produced by Jack DeSalvo
“EMBRACE THE CHANGE is a thought, an idea, and a philosophy. It’s a comment on our evolution as human beings. It seems the only constant we experience is change and we constantly need to learn how to deal with it. To do this, we have to dig deep. These were the thoughts behind the compositions as I wrote them, and as we went into the studio.”Rocco John Iacovone’s studies with the legendary Lee Konitz and Sam Rivers as well as studies in composition under the direct disciples of Nadia Boulanger gives him a wide swath of musicial influences that color each track of EMBRACE THE CHANGE. His stellar quartet gets deep into the leader’s music, designed to elicit unmitigated passion and creativity from Rich Rosenthal, François Grillot and Tom Cabrera.