Stories Told

Format: CD
Release Date: 4/19/2019
Album Personnel: Mike Tucker (Tenor Saxophone), Eric "Benny" Bloom (Trumpet), Tim Ray (Piano), Rafael Barata (Drums)
Availability: In Stock

Picking up where the enrapturing "River of January" left off, Dave Zinno Unisphere's follow-up, "Stories Told," further explores the wild and beautiful jungle of jazz, more specifically, the Brazilian/Latin tributary: electric, funky, passionate, and rhythmic. Zinno here is partnered with Unisphere co-founder Mike Tucker, Eric "Benny" Bloom, Tim Ray and drummer/percussionist Rafael Barata. The ensemble is supreme and ambitious, benefiting from having a recording under their collective belt and refinement of the Unisphere mission. The performance is a passionate ode to the band's multicultural vision. The recording kicks off with "Neurótico," by J.T. Meirelles, a samba jazz gem that sets the tone perfectly. Elsewhere, there's a sweet rendition of Lennon-McCartney's "Michelle," arranged by pianist Ray; "Tá," a rhythmically dynamic fusion of neo-Latin styles; and the powerful "Requiem," composed by Mike Tucker in his father's memory, which was heartrending for all of the players. "Stories Told" is, as it should be, a melting pot of pure jazz excitement, performed with verve and executed with inspiration. If you liked "River of January," a recording with broad appeal and accessibility even considering Unisphere's gorgeous intricacies, you'll surely appreciate hearing these Stories.

1. Neurótico
Length: 06:02
2. Larrytown
Length: 07:27
3. The Opener
Length: 07:31
4. Michelle
Length: 07:20
5. Requiem
Length: 06:20
Length: 06:12
7. Seventh Hour
Length: 10:02
8. Backup
Length: 06:46
9. Triste
Length: 08:38
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 66:18
UPC: 687606011328