Oscar Noriega's Play Party: Luciano's Dream (OmniTone 12004)
With a wealth of rich, polished, experiential pieces from a gifted bass clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, and world-watcher, Luciano's Dream is an affecting elegy that encapsulates, enriches and transcends life's challenges and diversities. The bassless, all-star quartet features trumpeter Cuong Vu (who debuted with Bound [OmniTone 12002]), chameleon-like guitarist Brad Shepik and drummer Tom Rainey. Sparkling and mournful, cutting-edge and lyrical, this will turn some heads and turn on some ears.
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All compositions by Oscar Noriega, published by Sweet Thunder Music (ASCAP).
9-10 May 2000 at Systems II Studios, Brooklyn NY
by Oscar Noriega and Frank Tafuri