Down Beat - 11/97, p.603.5 stars (out of 5)
- "...not only pays tribute to...Paul Desmond but also to...Jim Hall and Ed Bickert....[a] relaxed, coolly swinging, drum-brushed set of lyrical beauties..."
John Basile Quartet: John Basile (guitar); Allen Mezquida (alto saxophone); David Finck (bass); Payton Crossley (drums).
Recorded at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York, New York on November 26-28, 1996. Includes liner notes by James Gavin and John Basile.
Personnel: John Basile (guitar); Allen Mezquida (alto saxophone); Payton Crossley (drums).
Liner Note Authors: James Gavin; John Basile.
Recording information: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, New York, NY (11/26/1996-11/28/1996).
Director: Lisa J. Marks.
Editor: Nick Prout.
Illustrator: Ross Hudson.
Photographer: Alan Nahigian.
Arrangers: David Finck; John Basile; Allen Mezquida.
Boston-born jazz guitarist John Basile has played with Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Red Mitchell, and John Abercrombie--here, he pays tribute to celebrated alto saxophonist Paul Desmond (best-known for his long-time association with Dave Brubeck) with unique of classics such as "For All We Know," "My Funny Valentine," and "Take Five."