Jesse Scinto and the Dignitaries are bringing folks in Chicago to their feet with their rockin' rollin' rhythm and blues! Scinto, who ran a two year stint with Grammy Award nominee bluesman Sam Lay, is now playing his honkin' and screamin' saxophone with his new band, the Dignitaries. This energetic talented group of guys has heated up clubs all around the Chicago area, including the House of Blues.
Scinto's sax playing is fun, loud and wild! Though some classify his sound as Swing or Jump Blues, Scinto's sound truly reflects the old fifties rock and roll. Yup, he's a rock and roll saxophone player! His recording of "Hand Clappin" is an exciting instrumental dance tune that features some great improvisational sax work, accompanied by an equally rockin' band: John Gussaroff, on the piano, Kenny Smith on drums, Lou Marini on stand up bass, and Dave Clark on guitar. Gussaroff's keyboard playing also stands out on Jerry Lee Lewis' "Breathless!"
This short cassette gives the listener a chance to join the party goin' on with Scinto and the Dignitaries! Scinto has been known to strut across the barroom counters while playing, rousing the room-filled crowds. The cassette tape offers a taste of how this band ignites the room, and energizes the audience. If you're in for a good time of dancing and listening to some great old rockin' rhythm and blues, catch Jesse Scinto and the Dignitaries in the Chicago area!
Web Site: www.lib.uchicago.edu/~scin
P.O. Box 803453
Chicago IL 60680-3453
Phone: (773) 497-5022
This review is copyright © 1999 by Lisa Gault, and Blues On Stage, all rights reserved.