David Tofani - Nights at the Inn

David Tofani - Nights at the Inn
Artist:
Styles:
Chamber Music, Contemporary Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Saxophone Jazz
Duration:
53:42
Album:
Nights at the Inn
Genre:
Release Date:
2007
Recording Location:
Bennett Studios, Englewood, NJ
Recording Date:
2007

Tenor saxophonist David Tofani leads a new quartet on ten exceptional straight-ahead jazz compositions which comprise Nights at the Inn. Inspired by the group's captivating gigs at the Deer Head Inn, Tofani is off to a swinging start on Duke Ellington's "Angelica," a seldom heard gem that provides the saxophonist a great melodic vehicle. It precedes "Brushes on the Snare," the first of three Tofani originals sequenced on this gratifying sonic experience. As an arranger, Tofani heats things up in a cool new way by adding an extended piano solo by Jesse Green. Green's improvisations validate this composition's straight-ahead style that continues to unfold with Tofani's top-to-bottom command of his tenor sax voice. Switching gears on "A Child Is Born," the quartet is in a mellow mood and treats this beautiful old standard like a brand new baby. Nights at the Inn is further accented by great individual solos from guitarist Jack Wilkins on "You Caught Me" and the Latin flavored "Trip to Madrid." Tofani's treatment of "In a Sentimental Mood" is fresh and relaxing, making it one of the most engaging songs on this set. Overall, this recording surpasses his previous efforts on An American Garden, making it Tofani's best release to date.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
AngelicaDavid Tofani4:08
Brushes on the Snare / David TofaniDavid Tofani6:18
A Child Is Born / Thad JonesDavid Tofani4:23
You Caught Me / David TofaniDavid Tofani4:09
In a Sentimental MoodDavid Tofani5:31
Trip to Madrid / David TofaniDavid Tofani6:04
All the Things You AreDavid Tofani4:15
I Hear a RhapsodyDavid Tofani7:37
What Is This Thing Called Love / Cole PorterDavid Tofani5:22
Violets for Your FursDavid Tofani5:55

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