- paul wertico's mid-east / mid-west alliance: impressions of a city
(2009, cd, usa, chicago sessions css01v10)
Paul Wertico is known as being the drummer on quite a number of Pat Metheny records. On "Impressions Of A City", Paul does his own thing. He gathered fellow musicians John Moulder (guitar) and Brian Peters (bass) with whom he has been performing fusion music since the mid-ninetees. He added Dani Rabin (guitar) and Danny Markovitch (soprano & tenor sax), and went into the recoring studio without rehearsing the pieces.
Markovich and Rabin, as you might know, have released two fabulous albums as Marbin. These two fabulous Israeli musicians are responsable for the 'mid-east' link on this album.
"Impressions Of A City" sounds very fresh. It mixes soundscapes with great jazz solos.
"Impressions Of A City" is an excellent album. It's a collection of hopeful, positive sounding images of a place that I would be happy to live in.
Check out the YouTube movie for a little taste!!