I first heard Carmen Intorre play in 2012 at Ronnie Scott's with Pat Martino. The whole band were crushing that evening. I had long been wanting to do an organ trio record myself, and that show put the spark under my ass to finally do it. I was so inspired by it that I even called Pat Bianchi to do the record, which you can check out in the menu on the right.
Anyway, with the recent passing Pat Martino I've been revisiting a bunch of his records, and in listening to his final record, "Formidable", got to thinking again about that evening at Ronnie's and the great teamwork of Bianchi and Intorre.
I was reminded of this video I saw back in 2014 when looking for a studio to do my record. It's a promo video for guitarist Alessandro Florio, and features a very nicely constructed solo by Carmen. I was always struck by how relaxed Carmen was and how naturally he made his way around the kit and flowed from one idea to the other.