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Joey "G-Clef Cavaseno has had a storied career in jazz music, as well as a parallel career in the hip-hop and alternative music universe, under the moniker G-Clef da Mad Komposa. Around the time of this recording, in the early 1990s, Cavaseno's quintet was playing various intimate jazz performances around the tri-state New York area. In late January of 1992, at Michael Brorby's Acoustic Recording studio in Brooklyn, an albums worth of music was recorded. This music has never seen the light of day until now, as Cavaseno recently uncovered old DAT tapes, digitally converted and then remastered using the latest technology, as of 2023. Featured alongside a 24 year old Cavaseno on this recording are none less than the very top shelf of what mainstream jazz had to offer back then, such as 20 year old William Ash on guitar, 20 year old Ari Roland on bass, Rob Bargad on piano, and Fukuski Tainaka on drums.
Joey "G-Clef Cavaseno has had a storied career in jazz music, as well as a parallel career in the hip-hop and alternative music universe, under the moniker G-Clef da Mad Komposa. Around the time of this recording, in the early 1990s, Cavaseno's quintet was playing various intimate jazz performances around the tri-state New York area. In late January of 1992, at Michael Brorby's Acoustic Recording studio in Brooklyn, an albums worth of music was recorded. This music has never seen the light of day until now, as Cavaseno recently uncovered old DAT tapes, digitally converted and then remastered using the latest technology, as of 2023. Featured alongside a 24 year old Cavaseno on this recording are none less than the very top shelf of what mainstream jazz had to offer back then, such as 20 year old William Ash on guitar, 20 year old Ari Roland on bass, Rob Bargad on piano, and Fukuski Tainaka on drums.
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Portrait of the Beast (1992)
Artist: Cavaseno, Joey
Format: CD
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Portrait of the Beast (Take 1) (Joseph Cavaseno)
2. Battle Royal (Duke Ellington)
3. Blues Forrinstance (Take 2) (Joseph Cavaseno)
4. You Are Too Beautiful (Richard Rogers/Lorenz Hart)
5. Black Butterfly (Duke Ellington)
6. Smart (Take 2) (Eddie Barefield)
7. Something 'Bout Believing (Duke Ellington)
8. Portrait of the Beast (Take 2) (Joseph Cavaseno)
9. Blues Forrinstance (Take 1) (Joseph Cavaseno)
10. Smart (Take 1) (Eddie Barefield)
11. Blues Forrinstance (Short Outtake) (Joseph Cavaseno)

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Joey "G-Clef Cavaseno has had a storied career in jazz music, as well as a parallel career in the hip-hop and alternative music universe, under the moniker G-Clef da Mad Komposa. Around the time of this recording, in the early 1990s, Cavaseno's quintet was playing various intimate jazz performances around the tri-state New York area. In late January of 1992, at Michael Brorby's Acoustic Recording studio in Brooklyn, an albums worth of music was recorded. This music has never seen the light of day until now, as Cavaseno recently uncovered old DAT tapes, digitally converted and then remastered using the latest technology, as of 2023. Featured alongside a 24 year old Cavaseno on this recording are none less than the very top shelf of what mainstream jazz had to offer back then, such as 20 year old William Ash on guitar, 20 year old Ari Roland on bass, Rob Bargad on piano, and Fukuski Tainaka on drums.
        
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