iTunes

Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator
iTunes

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Roger Kellaway Meets the Duo: Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore by Gene Bertoncini, Michael Moore & Roger Kellaway, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Roger Kellaway Meets the Duo: Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore

Gene Bertoncini, Michael Moore & Roger Kellaway

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Although Roger Kellaway, Gene Bertoncini, and Michael Moore had been friends for a while, they really hadn't played much as a trio until they were spotted together at the late lamented Zinno's in New York City in 1992. Before the month was over, this studio session was completed. Bertoncini and Moore have long been known for their work together, but the addition of Kellaway's eclectic piano adds a new dimension to the group. Bertoncini's wild, difficult to label "Soflee" is a superb opener, darting from its initially challenging Tristano-like bop theme to realms of other influences, with great solos all around. The pianist contributes the haunting "Heat of the Night," showcasing Moore's matchless arco bass. But the bassist steals the top prize for composition with his bittersweet gem "Old New Waltz," a beautiful melody that has "jazz standard" written all over it. Bertoncini's lyrical acoustic guitar makes this interpretation of "Estate" one for the ages. The closing "Jazzspeak" track gives the musicians an opportunity to explain in their own words how the CD came about and the unique chemistry of the trio. There's not one track within the CD that is less than excellent.

Biography

Born: 06 April 1937 in New York, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

One of the more elegant, tasteful, and sensitive guitarists, Gene Bertoncini has perfected the art of playing soft, sentimental music and presenting it in a light, fluid fashion, yet retaining a degree of feeling and spontaneity. He began on guitar at nine and was a professional at 16, playing on a children's television show. Bertoncini took architecture at Notre Dame rather than music, though he later returned to full-time playing. He played with a group led by Buddy Rich that also included Mike...
Full bio
Roger Kellaway Meets the Duo: Gene Bertoncini and Michael Moore, Gene Bertoncini
View In iTunes

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this album.

Contemporaries