Back Home

April 20, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: July 13, 2010
  • Release Date: April 20, 2010
  • Label: Doodlin' Records
  • Copyright: 2010 Doodlin' Records
  • Total Length: 56:29
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  • ASIN: B003HB0OPK
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #427,940 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Rick Erben on September 27, 2010
Format: Audio CD
Organist Pat Bianchi, playing the Hammond C3 organ (a B3 with minor cosmetic differences), is out with "Back Home". The album features two instrumental groups - one utilizing a "Unity" style instrumentation, referring to the classic Larry Young Blue Note session "Unity" that featured the organist along with trumpet, tenor and drums. Here the group includes Wayne Escoffery playing tenor, Terrell Stafford trumpet and Ralph Peterson drums. A second ensemble features guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Carmen Intorre.

Bianchi has steadily been building a catalog of recordings as leader and sideman and this may be his best. It should immediately be evident upon the take-no-prisoners opener - Coltrane's "Fifth House". Bianchi gets right in to a solid single-note solo building in intensity until a final chord opens the path for Hekselman's thrilling statements. Intorre provides catapulting sounds on the drums that keeps this burner smoking. The guitar trio format continues with a more relaxed "Midnight Mood". The group also performs the balladic "Portrait of Jenny" and an unusually slowed-down and re-fashioned version of "Just In Time".

The trumpet and tenor group prevails upon a stirring treatment of Chick Corea's exotic line "Litha", the airy and melodious title track "Back Home", Ornette Coleman's gnarly "Blues Connotation" and Wayne Shorter's march-like "Hammer Head" as well as a short take of "Fifth House". What really knocks me out about this group is Wayne Escoffery's tenor playing - the best that I have heard from him. He seems to be absolutely on fire during this recording session, in total control and full of well-realized ideas. Stafford has a fine tone at the trumpet and is in great form, really digging in with some nice bars on the title tune.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RH on June 17, 2013
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Packed with fantastic force, screeching swing, strikingly creative organ solos,
outstanding compositions and a breezy music atmosphere that help serves up a
an straight-ahead jazz collage, Pat Bianchi again proves on this one that he can
electrify both the critics and music listeners on this uncanny masterwork. Back
Home, released in 2010, features a visually impressive listening experience that
is packed with stunning musicianship and fresh new organ virtuosity performed
at a fascinating tone done with sheer serendipity. What even make Back Home
an arresting tour de force is he switches from his trio format to a combo settings
and brings his Hammond B-3 artistry to thrilling heights by exploring new direct-
ions. Featuring a set of fresh new standard takes starting with John Coltrane's
Fifth House, it concludes really well with Ornette Coleman's Blues Connotation,
Chick Corea's Lithia, Just In Time and even his breezy original title track. What
makes Back Home an ironic hit is the way he performs on a C-3 Church Organ,
while tenor saxophone star Wayne Escoffery and the great jazz drummer Ralph
Peterson sits in as they whip up a set of solos. Back Home is a landmark in the
Hammond B-3 Organ repertoire and one that's hailed as another of his greatest
achievements. It will give you a touch of just and lasting satisfaction.
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