Inside Out (Zinnia Records) is the debut disc from the multi-talented Joe Giglio. In addition to being an excellent, inventive guitarist, he has composed a third of the album's tracks and proves himself to be an evocative vocalist as well. Familiar material like Charlie Parker's "Scrapple From the Apple", and "Out of Nowhere" display his clean, linear approach, while "Embraceable You" and "There Will Never be Another You" demonstrate a firm command of the chord melody school. He has also selected four standards, "Deep Purple", "But Not For Me", "Time After Time" and Sergio Mendes' "So Many Stars" to showcase his vocal talents, which he delivers in an unaffected tenor voice, highly reminiscent of Chet Baker". Some of Giglio's own tunes have a 90's bop flavor. In true Parkerian tradition, he has fashioned them on the changes of well known tunes. "Fact Pattern" springs from "I'll Remember April", while "Road Work" owes it's genesis to "Pennies From Heaven". Elsewhere, his dedication, "Song for Jimmy Garrison" conjures up melancholy images of the bassist from the John Coltrane Quartet, with bassist Michael Gold providing all the proper reference points. The title of the fourth Giglio original, "Thin Ice" gives verbal warning of the dangers involved in it's linear convolutions. There are no "first time out" jitters or missteps here. This is the work of someone whose time is now.
20th Century Guitar - Magazine Review: "Inside Out"