Emilio Fogli – I Like To Do What I Like To Do

I Like To Do What I Like To Do is the first solo work by Emilio Foglio, guitarist, producer and composer of Soul/Funky extraction. The title is explicit, a play on words that is reflected in the mood of the album, in the musicians and in the songs, and which poses an important question not only for those who play: who really does what they like to do?
The album develops through a very precise choice of instrumental pieces. Songs that belong to the period of the jazz and fusion scene from the 70s to the 90s, by historical artists such as the Brecker brothers, Weather Report, Chic Corea, Steps Ahead. The arrangement and sound reveal Emilio’s passion for Funky/Bluesy and Smooth Jazz music, and his playing reveals his guitar roots.

I Like To Do What I Like To Do is an electric, fresh and enthralling record, where the groove is king. The songs are reinterpreted by the guitar and the sounds are deliberately different from the original versions, without being a useless sound reproduction.The musicians who play in this project boast several important collaborations and provide effective support to the soft/acidic sounds of the guitar that leaves them the right solo space. They are: Franco Penatti and Rino Di Pace on drums, Piero Orsini, Paolo Andriolo, Stan Sargeant and Giovanni Pinizzotto on bass, Tony Casuscelli, Michele Fazio and Michele Bonivento on keyboards.

I Like To Do What I Like To Do opens with Big Idea a hit by the Brecker brothers, icons of world jazz, and continues with two songs from the standard jazz repertoire: Killer Joe by Benny Golson, already brought to success by Quincy Jones and by Manhattan Transfer, and Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris reinterpreted over time also by Miles Davis and Brian Hauger. This is followed by Latin Lovers by Joao Bosco, the great Brazilian composer who, with this piece, had a collaboration with Lee Ritenour, the famous American session man who legend has as the true author of the solo of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. The next song is Man In The Moon by the Yellow Jackets, a band in which Robben Ford also played, the guitarist who most of all combined jazz with modern blues. Black Market, monument of the Weather Report, is a great challenge that is faced here with simplicity and taste and which sees the introduction to the voices of the Ballarò di Palermo market. Apart from being a type of rhythmic samba, Partido Alto is a splendid piece by Flora Purim and the famous Brazilian percussionist Airto Moreira. Another hit of 80s fusion music follows, Pools written by Don Grolnick and brought to success by vibraphonist Mike Manieri’s Steps Haead. Prism by Cick Corea with the Electric Band in a smooth jazz version. The album closes with the only piece of rock origin, released by Jeff Beck in the 70s on his third solo album The Pump is a song written by Simon Phillips drummer who also played with Toto, Whitesnake, Joe Satriani.

Emilio Foglio is known in the Milan area for his collaboration with the American singer/DJ Ronnie Jones for whom he has written, arranged and produced several albums including “Again” which features Steve Lukather, Billy Cobham and Bill Evans. He also produced Julia St. Louis’s album “We Can” and was part of the Dagmar’s Collective for which he wrote and produced “Different Wor (L) ds” and “Find Away” (Andrea Pagano).

This album is soon available on all digital platforms.

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