John, Rocco Group, The / Don't Wait Too Long
Album: Don't Wait Too Long   Collection:Jazz
Artist:John, Rocco Group, The   Added:May 2007
Label:Coalition Of Creative Artists  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-27 Pull Date: 2007-07-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jun 10 Jun 3
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 27, 2007: Memory Select
Indigo Joe
4. Jul 12, 2007: Memory Select, Late-Nite Edition
Indigo Joe
2. Jul 20, 2007: Memory Select
Cursory Rhyme
5. Jul 08, 2007: Transmission Overload
Don't Wait Too Long
3. Jul 15, 2007: Transmission Overload
Don't Wait Too Long
6. Jun 08, 2007: Memory Select
Don't Wait Too Long

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-25
Accessible jazz with an outside lilt, from a veteran of the '70s loft jazz days. The themes are pleasantly retro, a nice late bebop feel. Band is fronted by sax and trumpet, and they often spend the bulk of a song soloing together for a nice jam feel.

The group is named "The Rocco John Group," and its leader is Rocco John Iocavone (alto sax). Also present: Michael Irwin (trumpet), Aaron Keane (bass), Dalius Naujokaitis (drums).

1- Slow, declaratory feel. Gets into some group improv that doesn't lose the jazzy sound. Picks up a bit in the second half.
2- Mid/fast and upbeat; energetic
3- Blues structure, nice energy. Bass and drum solos slow it up.
4- A playful circusy sway, slow.
5- Upbeat, jangling theme, kind of an early-'60s retro feel
6- Mid/fast, gets a bit out there
7- Mid/fast, a pleasant stroll
8- Another pleasant mid/fast one; Rocco John goes nuts in an early solo
9- Like #1, but with a more active middle, more aggressive esp. in the drums, but still a fairly calm/sparse feel

Track Listing
1. Overture   5. Ming's Things
2. Gentilesse   6. Bicycle For 2
3. Indigo Joe   7. Don't Wait Too Long
4. Leticia   8. Cursory Rhyme
  9. Finale