Archive for October, 2009

The Tony Pacini Trio Live At Jimmy Mak’s

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Tony Pacini in concert
REVIEW: January 2007 CD review from The Skanner
***** (5 stars out of 5)
By: Dick Bogle

“Pianist Tony Pacini could. Perhaps Pacini should. But knowing him, my guess is Tony won’t add a hip swagger to his walk upon the release of this – his finest work to date.

The nine tracks contained herein are swinging proof that even the best on the Portland scene can take their performance to a higher level. Pacini opens with the classic “Freddie Freeloader,” which he plays emphatically backed by his regular rhythm section of bassist Ed Bennett and drummer Tim Rap, both of whom are fully integrated into the goings on. Their support is not unlike that which Ahmad Jamal gets from Jamey Cammack and Idris Muhammad. Pacini pours his soul into the ballad “Maybe September.” Rap uses his brushes with always just the right touch. There may be only a few ballads as beautiful as “A Child is Born” on which Pacini begins alone and is joined by Bennett and Rap for a treatment befitting that gorgeous ballad.

There are two Pacini compositions included. “Beyond the Veil” is a moody but elegant selection. “First Light” speaks to a dawning of a new day or new beginning in a bright, uplifting way; a listener can feel encouraged while hearing it.

This recording is more than a showcasing of trio work at it’s best. It is, instead, an invitation to come hear them live. That opportunity will occur Saturday, Jan. 27 at Jimmy Mak’s for Pacini’s CD release party.

-Dick Bogle, The Skanner January 2007

New music samples available featuring jazz pianist Tony Pacini.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

New streaming Mp3s have recently been added at

The selections of time honored jazz standards and Tony Pacini original compositions feature Pacini’s jazz piano stylings in solo, duo, trio and quartet instrumentation.  Have a listen at Tony’s homepage: or go to:

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