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Matt Criscuolo

Matt Criscuolo, a native Bronx, New Yorker, comes out strong with his second release, Lotus Blossom, an outstanding follow-up to his debut release, “Streets of New York”, which spent some well-deserved time on the JazzWeek top fifty chart in 2004. He is again on his way to the jazz week chart at a current position of “chartbound.” Accompanied by a great lineup of musicians: Larry Willis on piano, Phil Bowler on bass, Steve Davis on trombone, Eric McPherson on drums and Ray Mantilla on percussion Criscuolo is establishing himself as a mainstay in the jazz genre.

Many saxophonist, take the approach of complete domination within a release. Criscuolo takes the approach of a team presentation. His purposeful intent is to focus on a well-rounded project that is poignant, emotive and thought provoking. Of the 10 songs, three are Criscuolo’s originals that display his compositional talents and thought provoking lyrical approach.

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Headin’ Out
Headin’ Out
Blippity Blat
Blippity Blat
Self Produced
Lotus Blossom
Lotus Blossom
M Records


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sax, alto
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sax, tenor
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