First Offerings is Rick DiMuzio's debut recording and features not only his tenor & soprano saxophone playing but also his skillful writing. Featuring: Phil Grenadier, trumpet Nate Radley, guitar Greg Burk, piano Mark Shilansky, piano Thomson Kneeland, bass Peter Slavov, bass John Hollenbeck, drums Jamey Haddad, percussion "Is it possible to give 6 stars for a review of an album? Rick DiMuzio has put together a fine album and the players on it are top notch. The compositions are excellent; the playing by all is excellent...and let's hope there is a Second Offerings in the future." Brent Plourde -JazzReview.com "Original compositions alternating with super melodies and wonderful saxophone playing, Rick DiMuzio's recording speaks with great clarity." Danilo Perez - Jazz pianist, composer & educator "I have been waiting a long time to hear Rick's CD. He is a masterful player and when you listen to this CD you hear that he is also a masterful composer. He has a very serious side to him that is very detailed and full of integrity. His sound on both tenor and soprano is compelling and makes you listen." Jerry Bergonzi - Jazz saxophonist, educator, & author Rick DiMuzio, jazz saxophonist and composer, currently resides in Boston where he serves as associate professor at Berklee College of Music. He has performed throughout the US as well as playing concerts in Europe and South America. In addition to leading his own group, he has performed with such artists as Steve Grossman, David Liebman, Bill Perkins, Kenny Wheeler, Conrad Herwig, Danilo Perez, Terri Lyne Carrington, Roger Humphries, Bob Moses, and Jamey Haddad. Rick earned a doctorate in jazz composition from New England Conservatory and a master's degree in jazz performance from the Eastman School of Music.
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