SCCD 31257 Present Tense / Joe Locke Quintet
This is the first leader album of vibist Joe Locke (b. March 18, 1959 in Palo Alto, California) on SteepleChase.
Joe began playing drums and piano at age 8, studying at the Eastman School of Music and switched to vibes at age 13. He started his professional career at age 17 touring with the Spider martin Quintet.
He moved to New York in 1981 and since then he has been one of the leading figures of the scene.
“.. .a musician from whom I am sure we will hear more .” (Jazz Journal)
1. Masada/Summer night (Danny Walinsky/Harry Warren)
2. The good life (J. Reardon/Sacha Distel)
3. Present tense (Joe Locke)
4. All of you (Cole Porter)
5. Heart of nowhere (Joe Locke)
6. You say you care (Jule Styne)
7. Beatrice Rose (Joe Locke)
8. Smoke and mirrors (Joe Locke)