Joe Magnarelli – Three On Two

October 9, 2015 / No Comments / Tags: Brian Charette, Joe Magnarelli, Mike DiRubbo, Posi-Tone, Rudy Royston, steve davis,


Three On Two, the latest release from trumpeter Joe Magnarelli, could serve as a textbook example of a professional jazz quartet recording. The level of performance is incredibly high and all the players complement each other incredibly well, whether they’re swinging away or easing into a beautiful ballad. The recording features wonderful originals by Magnarelli and Mike DiRubbo, the fantastic alto saxophonist on the project and trombonist Steve Davis , along with nicely delivered renditions of tunes by John Coltrane, Cedar Walton and Claude Debussy. The brass unit is backed outstandingly by Brian Charette on organ and Rudy Royston on drums. Truly a top-notch work.

Click to listen to a clip of “The Step Up”:

Tracks: Three on Two, Easy, The Step Up, NYC-J-Funk, 26-2 Clockwise, Paris, Central Park West, Outlet Pass, My Reverie.