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Danilo Rea - Roberto Gatto Trio, Featuring Joseph Lepore at Dizzy's Club, Coca-Cola

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Danilo Rea - Roberto Gatto Trio
Featuring Joseph Lepore

Danilo Rea, Piano
Roberto Gatto, Drums
Joseph Lepore, Bass

At
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway at 60th Street
NY, NY
212.258.9595
(Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website)
Todd Barkan, Artistic Administrator
Scott Thompson, Press


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 3, 2007


(See a Danilo Rea CD Review)
(See a NY Umbria Jazz Review with Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto)

The Danilo Rea - Roberto Gatto Trio, featuring Joseph Lepore, brings a combination of authentic Italian opera arias, fused with jazz, as well as music Americana, like Bacharach and Lennon, and original jazz interpretations of popular Italian songs. Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto have been favorably reviewed in this magazine before, both in recordings and in performance. They are renowned for their involvement with Umbria Jazz Festivals, as well as concerts at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.

For tonight’s “Upstarts!” set at Dizzy’s Club, Coca-Cola, the Trio quickly switched moods from Danilo Rea’s raindrop-like piano melody (“Senza Fine”) to straight, percussive jazz. Roberto Gatto’s drums went into a clavé, bossa nova beat, and the music became exotic and mysterious, abstract on the heels of harmony, before it returned to a pulsating swing. The set included "Senza Fine" (by Gino Paoli), "Honey Pie" (by Lennon-McCartney), "Close to You" (by Burt Bacharach), and "Adagio" (from "La Cavalleria Rusticana" by Pietro Mascagni). “Honey Pie” featured a generous bass solo by Joseph Lepore, merging with Rea on piano, with Gatto’s barest hint of metal and dramatic drum rolls. In “Close to You”, Rea took an extended keyboard riff, a rambunctious and rapid swing.

Rea followed this upbeat song with a meandering, melancholy theme, backed with Lepore’s persuasive bass rhythm and Gatto’s cymbal-brush effect. Repetitive melodies merged through Rea’s Steinway, against a backdrop of bass-drum reverie. Danilo Rea sped up and down the keyboard with scintillating scales. Check the Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola Website for future dates and artists.



Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Fans
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Joseph Lepore on Bass
Roberto Gatto on Drums
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Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto Trio
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Danilo Rea and Roberto Gatto Trio
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Danilo Rea on Piano
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Roberto Gatto on Drums
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Joseph Lepore on Bass
Roberto Gatto on Drums
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Danilo Rea on Piano
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower



Danilo Rea and Enzo Capua
Photo Courtesy of Roberta E. Zlokower






For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net