Piero Odorici: With The Cedar Walton Trio
Catalog: SCD 2115
When Cedar Walton talks, the jazz world listens, and when Cedar came to Savant Records' Joe Fields asking to make a record with a young tenor sax player from Bologna, Joe knew that this would be a major talent. Piero Odorici has established quite a name for himself in Italy and is the tenor sax of choice for, not only Cedar Walton when he is touring, but also for George Cables, Curtis Fuller, Jimmy Cobb, Ray Mantilla and others. For his US recording debut, Piero is backed by the Cedar Walton Trio in eight selections made up of jazz standards with a liberal sprinkling of original tunes by each member of the band. Everyone knows it was an Italian who discovered North America. Now it is time for North America to discover this Italian tenorman, Piero Odorici.