New York’s Joel Frahm & Dan Loomis with Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop

Joel Frahm-Sax Tara Davidson-Sax William Carn-TromboneAdrean Farrugia-Piano Dan Loomis-Bass Ernesto Cervini-Drums 

Joel Frahm’s May 1st release, We Used to Dance, places him in the company of master musicians Kenny Barron (piano), Rufus Reid (bass), and Victor Lewis (drums).  Frahm more than holds his own in showing both the chops and lyricism that has made him an irreplaceable part of so many sessions in his two decades on the jazz scene.

Drummer Ernesto Cervini is making a name for himself as a consummate bandleader and in-demand sideman, repeatedly praised for his deeply musical, infectiously energetic talents. Time Out New York encapsulated Cervini as ‘a buoyant drummer as well as a sharp composer and bandleader,’ while the jazz bible, Downbeat described his fluid style as one that ‘exemplifies `float like a butterfly, sting like a bee’.’ The drummer released There, his third album as leader of the Ernesto Cervini Quartet, in fall 2011. Reviewing the album, Modern Drummer magazine said: ‘Cervini recalls such old-schoolers as Art Blakey and Billy Higgins. . . It’s his robust, magnetic personality that fascinates consistently.