LOVE COLE PORTER, by Joe Lang – Jersey Jazz

On Love Cole Porter (AAM Muwsic – 0718), pianist/arranger Antonio Adolfoleads a nonet playing ten Cole Porter tunes in a variety of Brazilian jazz styles. The nonet comprises piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussion, trumpet/flugelhorn, trombone and saxes/flute. This format gives the music a sound that fluctuates between a small group feel and a small big band. The horn players are given ample solo space. The songs are all popular Porter tunes, "Easy to Love," "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," "I Concentrate on You," "I Love You," "I've Got You Under My Skin," "Just One of Those Things," "Love for Sale," "Night and Day," "So in Love" and "You Do Something to Me." Adolfo varies the tempi from song to song, giving the program an interesting flow. Porter's material is a rich source for jazz musicians and Adolfo has found an approach that distinguishes this collection as a welcome and fresh visit to Portersville. (