CD Review: Brian Pareschi and the BP Express

Trumpeter and composer, Brian Pareschi has just released a new album which will appeal to the thinking jazz nut.
Born and raised in Rochester, New York, New York based trumpeter/Composer/Arranger Brian Pareschi has a Masters of Music in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelors of Arts in Biology from University of Rochester.
By this I mean his CD Brian Pareschi and the BP Express draws in the listener almost immediately on playing. This is at times gentle and thoughtful jazz played by highly competent musicians.
Of the nine tracks on the album, seven are home-grown Pareschi tunes. The other two are : Frank Loesser’s I Believe In You, and Johnny Green’s I Cover The Waterfront.
Pareschi and the guys have some fun playing No, You Do! As Pareschi says, “No, You Do! Is my ‘bop head’ over the Miles Davis classic, Sip-pin’ at Bells. This is basically a vehicle for solos with some fun ensem-ble interludes. This song was by two Italian guys arguing in a pizza shop in Brooklyn.” It is a great performance and the musos take their solos to a tight swinging ensemble background. Great stuff!
The track I enjoyed the most was I Cover The Waterfront as the brass players really get into it and the soloists are obviously enjoying them-selves.