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Trumpeter Joe Magnarelli's debut as a leader features the boppish trumpeter in a straight-ahead setting. His quintet, which is augmented by percussionist Daniel Sadownick on "Bella Carolina," also features spirited solos from tenor-saxophonist Eric Alexander and pianist Renee Rosnes. Every selections works well during the mixture of standards and originals. Among the more memorable performances are a revival of Tom McIntosh's "Cupbearers," an up-tempo "After You've Gone," Magnarelli's "Y-Not" (which is based on "The More I See You") and the trumpeter's sensitive ballad feature on a slow version of "When Your Lover Has Gone." Why Not is easily recommended to fans of straight-ahead jazz.
Top Albums and Songs by Joe Magnarelli Quintet
||Cup Bearers||Why Not||8:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||When Your Lover Has Gone||Why Not||8:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bella Carolina||Why Not||9:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||After You've Gone||Why Not||6:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Blues for B.g.||Why Not||9:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Storyteller||Why Not||5:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Y-not||Why Not||6:24||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||How Deep Is the Ocean||Why Not||10:00||Album Only||View In iTunes|