Jo Basile (accordion)
Reference: BMCD 1623
Bar code: 8427328016230
The high talent and extraordinary versatility of Jo Basile is reaffirmed once more with this recording. Basile is an exceptionally gifted musician whose facility, artistry and imagination have placed him in the front rank of entertainers. He has played countless supper clubs and radio amd television shows throughout the United States and the continent and he toured several years with the famous French chanteuse. The coveted Grand Prix du Disque, the highest recording in France, was bestowed upon Basile in 1957.
The accordion in the jazz context is most often employed as a novelty, but Basile's jazz while is light, is also quite serious and this album throws heretofore only hinted at facets of his great talent into relief. He is assisted in his pursuits by a very fine and emphatetic group of subordinates and the quality of the 10 songs he has chosen to play further inspires his gifts.
01. Lullaby Of Birdland (Shearing) 2:56
02. Tenderly (Gross) 3:46
03. Don't Blame Me (McHugh) 2:56
04. Twilight Time (Nevins) 2:56
05. Little White Lies (Donaldson) 2:50
06. A Fine Romance (Kern) 2:36
07. Pennies From Heaven (Johnston) 3:02
08. I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm (Berlin) 4:22
09. Taking A Chance On Love (Doke) 2:54
10. On The Sunny Side Of The Street (McHugh) 2:31
Recorded in 1968
Originally issued as Audio Fidelity AFSD 6210
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