Perry Conticchio At South Beach Cafe

The Perry Conticchio Quartet will make its Rhythms/South Beach Debut on Wednesday, July 13th and will perform on Wednesday evenings throughout the Summer with shows at 8:00pm and 10:00pm South Beach Cafe, 7904 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD

Coming on the heels of their recently released, critically acclaimed new CD, "Speak Your Truth, " the newly re-formed and energized Perry Conticchio Quartet highlights the band's mastery of jazz improvisation. High-energy solos allow the performers complete freedom of expression and punctuate the new quartet's tight musical interaction. The ensemble has taken off with fresh interpretations of the masters such as Miles, Monk & Coltrane, as well as contemporary composers Pat Metheney, Sam Rivers, Wayne Shorter and others. Perry's own compositions further reveal the group's capacity for sensitive expression. Perry leads the new quartet in producing an exceptional level of jazz consciousness. From the intimate lounge to the concert stage a wholly satisfying listening experience is created.

David Wilson, Wilson & Alroy Record Reviews : "A ton of tenor sax players approximate John Coltrane's tone, but very few come anywhere near his forcefulness and clarity of purpose. Perry Conticchio does, furiously spewing notes on mind-expanding uptempo tunes (title track), then playing lyrically - but no less intensely - on ballads ("Midnight Rain"). But he's not a clone, with a flowing melodic style of his own."

Dan McClenaghan, All about Jazz : "Conticchio displays great chops and a tone that is tart and robust, with clean, sharp articulation; and like Dexter before him, he blows the hell out of the horn, with an engaging chip on the shoulder (with a grin) attitude."

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