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the trio's latest release:

"To me, Bob Dogan has always been the quintessential jazz musician. You can hear it in his voice when he talks, see it in his gait as he walks, and damn sure feel it in the way he plays and composes. This recording is Bob at his best. So, if you are yet to hear his sound, sit back and expect to be moved. If you already know Bob Dogan, right on brothers and sisters."  Gordon Brisker
  "He has consistently stuck to his guns, as do all dedicated artists who know how best they wish to creatively express themselves."
John Campbell
Photos by Bill Klewitz

Bob Dogan Trio

That's My Desire
From Me to You
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You?
Come Rain or Come Shine
Street of Dreams

I'm Old Fashioned
The Shadow of Your Smile
I Thought About You
Embraceable You
The Gypsy
We'll Be Together Again

Autumn Leaves
April Showers
Green Dream

For You
Placitas (places)
Just Friends
To hear all of Rings and Salishan, click here and log on to CD Baby
Bob Dogan, piano
Dan Delorenzo, bass
Joe Adamik, drums
Where's Paul
Apache Way
Stuff Plank
Ole' Leprechaun
Third Eye
Ole' Fat Lady
Bob Dogan piano, composer, arranger, vocal
Dan DeLorenzo, bass
Tony Pinciotti,  drums
John McLean,  guitar
Ryan Shultz,  bass trumpet
Ron Dewar,  tenor sax
Keven Quail, trombone

seems almost too much, until you notice that every last thing he does seems to stoke Dogan’s fire. Dogan’s touch is light, and his focus is firmly on the melody, engaging the listener with every turn.

Another gem on the album is Sam Rivers’ Impulse. They attack this tune as if they were a big band missing twelve horns. Not a kick is missed, and the ensemble playing here is tight.

The rest of the album follows suit: three guys playing trio in the mold of Bill Evans’ trios, where each voice becomes equally important. Dogan’s playing here is exceptional, and he should be quite proud of his latest effort.
Paul Abella

CD Review from
Chicago Jazz Magazine November/December
Bob Dogan – Piano
Dan DeLorenzo – Bass
Joe Adamik – Drums

Bob Dogan’s latest on Big Foot Jazz records is simply called Rings. An understated title for an understated album, to be sure. Dogan’s latest features him in a trio setting with Dan DeLorenzo on bass and Joe Adamik on drums.  The emphasis here is on tasteful playing, strong melodies and how well a trio can play together when they are obviously listening intently and playing at the top of their craft.

Things get sailing nicely with “Autumn Leaves”. At first listen, Adamik’s comping on the drums


Jim Josselyn, Cadence:
""Salishan," a Native American word meaning "coming together from diverse points to communicate in harmony," is an apt title for this fine recording from Chicago pianist, composer and arranger Bob Dogan. The music, musicians and styles represented here do indeed come together from diverse points and the do communicate in perfect harmony! The title track and opener, "Salishan," is a superb ensemble piece with interesting rhythms, warm chord voicings, and unison ostinato piano/bass lines supporting a joyous melody, with fine counterpoint soloing from trombonist Kevin Quail and saxman Ron Dewar. The pleasant surprises keep coming with "Where's Paul," a pretty Vince Guarauldi-ish trio number.

"Apache Way" is a Coltrane-esque 6/8 Afro-Cuban groove-out, with neat solos from Dogan and guitarist John McLean. On "Scoot'n," we're treated to a sharp, swinging Horace Silver inspired chart with strong blowing and a hard groove. "Third Eye" is a hip, bluesy little side-winder, set up nicely by Dogan's solo piano ruminiations. Featured soloist John McLean takes a relaxed, rjythmic solo with sly references to the great, warm-toned, straight-ahead guitar men that have preceded him. According to Dogan's raspy vocal and McLean's mean guitar, that "Ole  Fat Lady" was a hip, down-to-earth gal. By and large this recording shows Bob Dogan t be an accomplished, masterful Jazz composer with range, style and humor, and a bandleader who's not afraid to let his extremely gifted sidemen shine. Check this one out--you won't be disappointed."" 
To order, send $15.00 for each CD (check or money order) to:
Big Foot Jazz | P.O. Box 1396 | Oak Park, IL | 60304