TO MY SURPRISE
A Piclure 0f Dorion Mode; Still Wofer; New Muse Blues; Limbo;
Alone Agoin; I Hadn’f Anyone ‘Til You; OId Devil Moon; Mogic Bloze; To My Surprise; You’ve Chonged; Eye 0f The Hurricone; ln The Wee Smoll Hours (64 09)
Jimmy Owens (t); Lonce Bryont (ts); Mike Longo (p); Bob Cronshow (b); Lewis Nosh (d). Englewood. New Jersey, 1 Augusl, 201 t.
CAP 1030 *****
Pianist Mike Longo offers this quintet and trio menu with a life- time of musical experience, including a quarter of a century of feeding chords for maestro Dizzy Gillespie, under his belt. Read More…
Mike Longo Album “Float Like a Butterfly” from 2007 Still Receiving Air Play! Over 7000 Spins to date!
JULY 2007 Mike Longo Trio..Float Like A Butterfly – Cap1006 2007 Mike Longo, piano Jimmy Wormworth, drums Paul West, bass It seems like ages since I’ve gotten a true jazz recording. Read More…
STEP ON IT
This cd is like a journey in itself, embracing the elements of a spiritual life. It starts with the famous John Coltrane song, “Impressions,” which is interpreted through the lens of and with the deep faith of a true believer. Read More…
One of the problems musicians have when trying to learn how to solo over changes lies in the misconception regarding chords. Chords and harmony are two separate issues. Harmony can best best described as Motion. The motion of the tones of one voicing moving into the tones of another in a melodic fashion. Chords may best be described as arrested motion. The really great improvisers when playing vertically were not deriving their lines from chords as in the following fashion.