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Masterfully inspired, Perry
Conticchio's latest CD, "Speak Your Truth", finely illustrates his broad
compositional and interpretive skills. Perry's uncompromising drive and
expressive saxophone improvisations create an emotive synergy, infusing the
high-energy solos and plaintive ballads with extraordinary heart. Coupled with
his quartet's tight musical interaction, "Speak Your Truth" presents an
original sound and a compelling musical statement, making it a welcome addition
to the collection of any jazz connoisseur.
The CD consists of eight of
Perry's original compositions along with contributions by fellow musician and
band member Rodney Richardson and a tribute rendition of a song by Chris
MacMahon, a nationally recognized bassist and close friend from Oak Ridge,
Tenn. The CD is rounded out by two tunes from the American Song Book, "I Can't
Get Started," by Vernon Duke/Ira Gershwin and a Sam Rivers selection entitled
"Fuchsia Swing Song."
The CD features the working
quartet of Perry Conticchio (Tenor and Soprano Sax), Andrew Elliot
Cox (Acoustic Bass), Lawrence "Bubbles" Dean (Drums), and Rodney
Richardson (Guitar), with special guests Joseph Brotherton (Trumpet)
and Wayne Wilentz (piano) each adorning two cuts.