Rich Corpolongo Quartet Plus Two – Just Found Joy
Delmark DE 489
Compact Disc (1996)
Just Found Joy is the portentous debut recording of multi-reedist Rich Corpolongo, one of the most talented and astonishingly versatile musicians in Chicago. Listeners may not immediately hear the considerable influence of Artie Shaw, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, and John Coltrane in his playing, but they will hear a similar level of complete musical virtuosity and creative focus, the result of a lifetime dedicated to finding his own place among the masters of his art.