Jon De Lucia, saxophones, clarinet; Greg Ruggiero, guitar; Sean Smith, bass; Billy Mintz, drums
Jon De Lucia is celebrating the release of histhird CD as a leader, As The River Sings, on Fresh Sound New Talent. The focus is melody, some as simple as nursery rhymes, others extensive intervallic excursions. From the opening chant-like drone, to the Irish folk-inspired St. Brendan’s Isle, this music is a culmination of De Lucia’s interests in a broad variety of musical traditions and a statement of the great sensitivity of the musicians in thequartet. Forby Greg Ruggiero on guitar, Sean Smith on bass and Billy Mintz on the drums. this concert De Lucia will be joined by Greg Ruggiero on guitar, Sean Smith on bass and Billy Mintz on the drums.
“The alto saxophonist creates music that moves deliberately, with melodies that are as rich as they are gentle… This music shines with intelligence and spirit.” – Richard Kamins, Step Tempest