Joe Giardullo 4tet
"Now Is" CD
Genres: free jazz, improv, jazz
PO Box 69044
Dec 22 - 28 2003
Giardullo is a microtonal free jazz reed player with a rather
large discography behind him, dating way back to the early eighties. His most recent disc, Now Is,
has been released by jazz/improv imprint Drimala Records, and it sees
him team up with Joe McPhee, Mike Bisio, and Tani
Tabbal. The results are terrific; together, the quartet
plays some of the most refined and talented free jazz to come out in a
"Spin" is one of the best pieces on Now Is; it is
an energetic, loose slice of improv. "Conference,"
meanwhile, features an interesting 'conversation' between the
instruments, including some neat saxophone call-and-response.
"Spring Theory" is also an amazing, wonderfully lush piece
Now Is is a terrific selection of improvised music that any
serious free jazz will want to get his or her paws on. Giardullo
has continued in his tradition of excellence.
[Vitals: 7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]