Machine Mass: "INTI" (MoonJune) 2014
Rating: **** (musical performance & sound quality)
Produced by Machine Mass
Recorded @ Red Rock Recording Studios (Saylorsburg, PA, USA), on October 10, 2012
Recording engineer: Kent Heckman
Mixed and mastered by Jon Wilkinson
Executive Producer: Leonardo Pavkovic
Liner notes: John Kelman
Design, Graphics & Photos: Elisabeth Waltregny
Anthony 'Tony' Bianco was born in New York City. He has played and recorded with some of the most influential musicians of the international jazz scene, such as Dave Liebman, Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Elton Dean, Alex von Schlippenbach, Simon Picard, Reggie Workman, Paul Rutherford, Keith Tippett, Paul Rogers, Elliot Levine, Marcio Mattos, Luther Thomas, Jay Oliver and John Edwards. The sheer diversity of his discography reflects his need to be “loose and tense, free and strict” combine the sounds of straight and free jazz, closed and open form. His most recent releases include douBt's debut album Never Pet a Burning Dog (with Alex Maguire and Michel Delville), "Vesuvius" (Alex von Schlippenbach/Paul Dunmall/Paul Rogers/Tony Bianco), "Line Ish" (Tony Bianco/Dave Liebman/Tony Marino) and "In a Western Sense," as well as the more groovy and post-Milesian experiments of "Free Beat" (with the late Elton Dean, and John Wilkinson) and "Monkey Dance" (feat. Dave Liebman).
Dave Liebman is a living jazz legend whose list of album appearances is a "who's who" list of the greatest modern jazz luminaries over the last five-plus decades. In a storied career which started back in 1967 (with his "Open Sky" trio, starting a long-standing musical affiliation with the great jazz drummer, Bob Moses), Dave has appeared as a band member or featured sideman with Miles Davis, John Abercrombie, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Eddie Gomez, Wayne Shorter, Ritchie Beirach, the Quest quartet and many more. Dave has traveled the world, many times, as an ambassador of jazz, both as a performer and an instructor. He has received numerous awards, has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the International Association of Jazz Educators and was twice nominated for Grammys. His list of accomplishments is staggering (far too extensive to list here!) ... to view a more comprehensive biography of the incredible body of work amassed by Dave Liebman, CLICK HERE.