Interview by Michael Limnios
Al Basile – B’s Testimony
8X BMA Nominee Al Basile is ‘Through With Cool’
Eight-time Blues Music Award-nominated singer/songwriter/cornetist Al Basile announces an August 19 release date for his latest CD, Through with Cool, on Sweetspot Records, distributed by City Hall Records. Through with Cool benefits from Al Basile’s quickly- growing skills as his own producer, refining the sound of his last two production efforts Last Hand and B's Testimony, as Basile directed all the aspects of the new project, recorded by Jack Gauthier at Lakewest Studios in West Greenwich, Rhode Island. Basile (vocals and cornet) is joined on the new disc by his veteran crew of New England music all-stars: Bruce Bears on keyboards, Brad Hallen on bass, Mark Teixeira on drums, Doug James on tenor sax and Jeff “Doc” Chanonhouse on trumpet, plus the guitar wizardry of multi-Blues Music Award nominee Kid Andersen. And fans of Basile’s signature cornet work will be pleased to know that his horn playing has reached another level on the new disc.
A swing record of great standards by other writers. Showcases Al's drummer-less swing band with Fred Bates and Bob Zuck on guitars along with Al's jazz vocal and playing style.
Al's music on YouTube (Playlist)
Philip Palombo was Co- Producer, Director, Videographer and co-Editor for this Music Video which is for Al Basile's CD "Soul Blue 7" for Sweet Spot Records. Composed and Sung by: Al Basile, Guitar: Duke Robillard, Harmonica: Sugar Ray Norcia, Bass: Marty Ballou, Piano: Bruce Katz, Drums: Mark Teixeira Audio recorded by Thom Hillier @ Duke's Mood Room and Mastered by John Mailloux @ Bongo Beach Productions
This is the first song on my CD B's Hot House, released on September 20, 2019.