Bassist/Composer Ed Spargo's latest CD, Playroom, is an upbeat mix of jazz, latin and funk. It's diverse compositions take the listener on a satisfying adventure through contemporary jazz. Fans of all styles of jazz will find something exciting and captivating in this release. Ed Spargo, who has been referred to as "an MVP among Boston Sidemen" by Ted Drozdowski of the Boston Phoenix, has been an integral part of the Boston music scene since the mid-80's. He's shared his sympathetic accompaniment with artists such as Johnny A., Toni Lynn Washington, Heavy Metal Horns, Greg Piccolo and James Montgomery, to name a few. But it is in his compositions where Spargo really shines. Penning ten of the eleven tunes on Playroom, Spargo creates a thrilling journey that will easily withstand frequent listenings for years to come. Featured on Playroom are some of the jazz world's brightest stars. Tom Brechtlein, on drums, is an original member of Chick Corea's Touchstone Band. Robben Ford culled his drumming expertise for his Blue Line band. Tom has also played and recorded with Wayne Shorter, Jean Luc Ponty and Al Di Meola. Steve Hunt on piano and keyboards spent ten years on the road with renowned jazz artists such as Billy Cobham, Stanley Clarke, Angela Bofill, Tom Brown, and Allan Holdsworth. Wailing City recording artist, Dino Govoni, adds his considerable talents on tenor and soprano sax. Percussion duties are tastefully executed by the great John LaMoia. Ed Spargo's Playroom is a sure thing. Buy it today. You won't be disappointed.
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