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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 29Jul 22Jul 15Jun 10Jun 3

 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