June 14 2012
FOR THE SOUL: New release! Ten sizzling tunes from drummer CARMEN INTORRE, this is the young drummer’s debut as a leader. Pushing the soul, organ-based traditions to new peaks, Carmen and cohorts deliver scorching renditions of tunes from Stevie Wonder, Weather Report, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, Steely Dan and Donald Harrison. Producer Bob Belden contributes an original, as does the leader — His “Only One” is a gorgeous ballad, dedicated to his departed mother, Joan.
Two of today’s best organists, Pat Bianchi and Joey DeFrancesco, share the keyboard duties. They play together on Tracks 2, 4 and 10 — On “Tergeversation,” they both burn on the organ in one of the most dazzling displays of virtuosity you’ll ever hear!
Carmen will have a CD Release Event at the famous Birdland in NYC on June 14th, followed by dates in other cities, like his hometown Buffalo, Rochester, Cleveland, and others.