"Isabella" is a delightful collection with great playing and subtle, witty, interplay from Mario Pavone and the three Michaels. If you already own "Blue Vertical" which has a similar program, it's educational as well as entertaining to listen to both recordings. Since his passing, I have been listening to the many and varied recordings from Mario Pavone's career and these two final albums are right up there with his best efforts.
For more information, go to www.mariopavone.com. To hear more tracks and to purchase the recording, go to https://cleanfeedrecords.bandcamp.com/album/isabella.
Hear "Philosophy Series":
"The Bright Side" has many "bright moments" throughout as the program displays the saxophonist's joyful sound. Over the years, he's developed into a fine composer and soloist. And he's quite "in the groove" with Dan Loomis and Ernesto Cervini who he has played with for over a decade. Sit down, pour a cool glass of your favorite libation, and allow this fine album