Recording

with Dino Massa

Press

“The best use of the flutes is on “Notos”, where they are gorgeousin ensemble with the two flugelhorns. I like the rhythmictension and release to a straight 4/4 here as well. (I just love having the unique sound of the flutes everywhere here. They
are totally in sync with the colors of Massa’s music, and are a
major element of the music’s success.)”
~ Roger Atkinson, Jazz Ambassador Magazine

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“It’s an exceptionally graceful album that imbues mainstream
jazz with the elegant sheen of classical chamber music.”
~ Bill Brownlee (The Kansas City Star and Ink Magazine), KCUR

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“…rich water colors of sound. Like listening to Monet.”
~ George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly

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“This is top quality jazz …highly recommended for
both traditional and modern jazz fans.”
~ Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility

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“…Easy going jazz that isn’t easy listening, straight ahead
ears will dig the proceedings. Well done throughout.”
~ Chris Spector, Midwest Record Visit DinoMassaKC.com for more information about this project.Image

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with Christopher Burnett

Quote

“There’s a remarkable lyrical ease and harmonic savvy in the compositions that make up Firebird, not least of all on the title track with its layered flutes and Latin-tinged rhythmic feel. Burnett’s legato eloquence and depth of expression on the slow 4/4 “Ballad for An Optimist” is another highlight. His choice of the inspired, metrically shifting “A Risk I Take,” by French horn virtuoso and colleague Mark Taylor, tells us much about his refined taste and interpretive abilities. Behind the success of these performances is of course the band itself … “

~ David R. Adler, New York

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with Army Bands

This medley is a live recording from a 1977 Partnership Concert in Germany