DIANE MARINO QUARTET WMOT 89.5FM
|“I love this recording!
Often when a band plays to its strength in the studio the results can be one-dimensional after a couple of tracks.
Don’t worry about that happening on “A Sleepin Bee”. The Diane Marino Quartet offers a showcase CD spreading strong performances with a broad brush of musical styles. From a playful burner like the opening ‘This Can’t Be Love’; to Jobim’s lilting ‘Double Rainbow’ (with delightful flute playing by Rusty Jessup and Portuguese lyrics sung effortlessly by the pianist/bandleader Diane Marino); to Charlie Parker’s sly
‘My Little Suede Shoes’ featuring a fine conversation by Frank Marino & Chris Brown (bass & drums respectively); to ballad/blues straight out of that soulful Etta Jones/Houston Person bag, and this group’s strong across the board. And there’s more, a lot more, inside ‘A Sleepin’ Bee’ by the Diane Marino Quartet.”
It’s one to take home.