Dado Moroni – “Naima”


Today’s featured video is from pianist Dado Moroni, as his new quintet performs the John Coltrane classic “Naima” live at the Jazz Club Ferrara in February of 2014.

With the inspired decision to include vibraphonist Joe Locke in the “Coltrane classic quartet” formation, Moroni’s crew susses out sounds from seminal Coltrane songs in ways not typically presented.  This is not a one-off thing, as Mononi has just released Five For John, a tribute to the music of Coltrane, and featuring the same quintet from this video.

A review of Five For John will post on this site tomorrow.  In the meantime, here’s a taste of what the album offers up.  In truth, it’s not such a great video, but the audio quality is pretty solid, and I’m appreciative of being able to hear what the quintet sounds like live.  Note: There’s nothing wrong with your volume… the thirty second intro is silent.

Your video personnel:  Dado Moroni (piano), Joe Locke (vibes), Alvin Queen (drums), Marco Panascia (bass), and Max Ionata (sax).



Have a great Sunday!