MP3 Craig Pilo - Just Play
Jazz fusion with Fender Rhodes, bass, and drums. This CD features Mitch Forman and Ed Czach on Keys, Tom Kennedy, Dave Enos and others on Bass, Doug Webb and Roman Dudok on Sax.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Jazz Fusion, JAZZ: Acid Jazz
Just Play is a brand new solo release by Rue De La Harpe recording artist, Craig Pilo. Craig has sidestepped his career as a sideman to venture a solo project of early jazz fusion and mood music. The CD caters to jazz enthusiasts who enjoy explosive solos, some familiar tunes, some originals, and some new arrangements of familiar tunes.
Just Play is a Jazz fusion CD, enhanced and interactive with live video footage, and has been described as a "thrash jazz endeavor!" upending jazz-repertoire stalwarts and burning holes in their "standards" status, as well as peppering the proceedings with a few Pilo originals. Just Play hearkens back to a kind of Cannonball-Zawinul/Herbie Hancock environment of space and sound, featuring a Fender Rhodes rhythm section, and a few notable guests, including: Mitchel Forman, Tom Kennedy, Ed Czach, David Enos, and Roman Dudok, to name a few.
Craig Pilo is a graduate of the University of North Texas College of Music. His career as a sideman has aligned him with some of the best in the business. Maynard Ferguson, Edgar Winter, Frankie Valli, Pat Boone, Player, and Billy Vera, are a select few of the artists from the last decade. In addition, he’s done a fair share of studio work around Los Angels. He’s recorded for Boston Legal, Ally McBeal, Boston Public, Sabrina, The Osborne’s, Sex in the City, South Park, as well as several motion Pictures (two of which are Basic and Dirty Dancing II Havana Nights). When he’s not touring, he can be seen around Los Angeles with Angela Carole Brown (another Rue De la Harpe Recording Artist) and was featured on her 2004 release The Slow Club. Look for Craig on Angela’s upcoming CD Expressionism due out in time for the Holidays in the winter of 2007.
Since its May 1st release, Just Play can be heard on a growing number of both terrestrial and internet radio stations across the globe.
"A highly dynamic jazz fusion atmosphere filled with positive energy. "Just Play" showcases the work of an experimented musician whose bold personality is evident throughout the album. There are many wonderful sequences of vigorous, colorful jamming not to mention the excellent bass and organ grooves that make the music float around. Among the highlights "Early Cynical Mystery" one of the originals, brings a breeze from the "Return to Forever" years and Coltrane''s "Miles Mode" here cleverly arranged by Craig Pilo. An entertaining album of great clarity and power for fusion enthusiasts."
– Jazz World Quest.