The music of the mysterious Dodo Marmarosa
finds new life in this recording by jazz pianist,
arranger, composer, and educator Craig Davis.
Joined by John Clayton on bass and Jeff Hamilton
on drums and recorded in Los Angeles where
Dodo found his voice in the progressive form of
jazz, bebop, Tone Paintings combines masterful
compositions with contemporary arranging and
exquisite soloing from three Masters of Jazz.
Michael “Dodo” Marmarosa, bebop pianist,
composer and arranger who retreated to his
childhood home in Pittsburgh after years of
touring with several major big bands, including
those led by Tommy Dorsey, Gene Krupa, and
Artie Shaw and recording with leading bebop
and swing musicians, including Howard McGhee,
Charlie Parker, and Lester Young, as well as
leading his own bands in the 1940s due to
mental health issues.