Posts Tagged ‘ Can’t Let Go ’

Rock Hendricks – Can’t Let Go

13413535_1231377336872604_777199273938444497_nMusic was in Rock Hendricks‘ blood from the day he was born. In fact, Rock was born with a rare congenital eye disease rendering him virtually blind. As he came to rely solely on his hearing, he was instantly drawn to the beautiful, sweet tone of the sax. When asked why Rock chose to play the sax as his instrument, he said “I didn’t have a choice”… he just knew it was his destiny. During his younger years, great symphonic music such as Mozart, gospel music and the songs of Little Richard and Fats Domino were of great inspiration to Rock and his passion to play the sax grew a life of its own.

In 2010, Rock played on Paul Hardcastle’s #1 Hit Smooth Jazz Album “Jazzmasters VI”. Rock also played on Gabriel Mark Hasselbach’s “Cool Down” Album featuring Gabriel, Jeff Lorber Warren Hill, Victor Bailey. In 2011, Rock played on Paul Hardcastle’s “Hardcastle VI”, where Rock shined on 10 of the 13 tracks of this album. That same year, Rock played again on Gabriel Mark Hasselbach’s album “Told Ya So” with Jeff Lorber, Marc Antoine, Darren Rahn which won Album of the year at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards.

Now Rock is back with his very own album Can’t Let Go. The album is being released on July 22nd, 2016 (Trippin’ N Rhythm).

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Tony Vattimo – Can’t Let Go

Hailing from Philly Tony Vattimo is very active as jazz musician in and around his hometown. He is playing with his band New Earth Trio (featuring bassist Rob Williams and drummer Abe Speller) or at Gerald Veasley’s Jazz Base in Reading. He also performs with Andre Neu and his band.

Last year he has released his debut album Can’t Let Go, on which Tony plays piano  and keyboards. He is joined by Erik Johnson (drums), Steve Varner (bass), Kevin Hanson and Steve Zinno (guitars), Bob Howell (sax), Iram Diaz (percussion), Chuck Dressler (trombone), Bill Hicks (trumpet), Dave Di Palma (sax). Tony has composed all songs. He already received high acclaims by notable critics.

A reason to present this worthy album to the readers of this column. The city is often inspiring musicians of all genres. Street Lights is Tony’s personal contribution to the night life of his hometown. Vattimo portrays the scenery with soft piano notes backed by a veritable horn arrangement.

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