Craig Pilo
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Craig Pilo

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"Pilo's Pounding Drums Take Center Stage"

"Pilo is a pro drummer (Frankie Valli, Maynard Ferguson) whose solo jazz project features a group of adept musicians on his original themes (and choice covers). Pilo allows his Fender Rhodes player to shine on the mellow “Early Cynical Mystery.” His bassist and sax player groove with skill and feel on “Shades of Blue.” Pilo’s pounding drums take center stage on “Awkwardly Mobile.” This disc will please listeners who’ve got a taste for hard jazz and impressive musicianship."

- LA Music Connection Oct 2007

"An entertaining album of great clarity"

"A highly dynamic jazz fusion atmosphere filled with positive energy. "Just Play" showcases the work of an experimented musician whose bold personality is evident throughout the album. There are many wonderful sequences of vigorous, colorful jamming not to mention the excellent bass and organ grooves that make the music float around. Among the highlights "Early Cynical Mystery" one of the originals, brings a breeze from the "Return to Forever" years and Coltrane's "Miles Mode" here cleverly arranged by Craig Pilo. An entertaining album of great clarity and power for fusion enthusiasts."
- Jazz World Quest

"Crisply recorded from a lengthy all-star cast"

"I’m betting you’ll be happy with the playing Craig and the band lay down on this disc. Simply outstanding jazz, crisply recorded from a lengthy all-star cast. Appearing on the tracks I’m playing are Mitchel Forman and Ed Czach with some truly blistering Fender Rhodes work, Burt Samolis, Keith Hubacher, Jim King, Tom Kennedy and David Enos each on some equally blistering bass lines, Roman Dudok on sax, with Pilo keeping the rhythm locked and loaded and filled with particularly tasty cymbal work."
- Fusion Groovin


Craig Pilo - Just Play
The Slow Club - Expressionsim
Angela Carole Brown - The Slow Club
Margo Reymundo - Organica
Pat Boone - American Glory (reissue)



Craig Pilo -

University of North Texas Graduate, credits include:
Maynard Ferguson, Player, Pat Boone, Edgar Winter, currently touring with Frankie Valli and as Craig Pilo. TV and Film credits include Basic, Dirty Dancing II, Ally McBeal, Boston Legal, Boston Public, Sex in the City, Sabrina, and Malcolm in the Middle.