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Album Review

After a lucrative career playing commercial music, tenor-saxophonist Nino Tempo returned to the Stan Getz-inspired music that he loved most in his later years. This live set features him in a quintet with trumpeter Conte Candoli, pianist Mike Lang, bassist Brian Bromberg, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington jamming on standards and blues. Candoli, while showing his age a bit, is in decent form, the rhythm section swings, and Tempo sounds very much in his prime. His melodic explorations of such songs as "I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You," "Deep Purple," and "Just Friends" are enjoyable, making this one of Tempo's definitive statements in a jazz setting.


Born: 06 January 1935 in Niagara Falls, NY

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Nino Tempo is best known for his duo with his sister, April Stevens, which produced a number of popular recordings in the '60s, notably "Deep Purple." He also had a long career as a session musician, and in the '90s belatedly embarked on a career as a jazz musician. The son of Sam Lo Tempio, a grocer, and his wife Anna, Tempo began performing in recitals at age three and was a winner on the Major Bowes amateur show at four. At seven, he spent a week singing with Benny Goodman's orchestra in Buffalo,...
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Live At Cicada, Nino Tempo & April Stevens
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  • 8,91 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music, Bop, Pop, Hard Bop
  • Released: 1995

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