Posts Tagged ‘ Latin Lounge ’

Gazzara – The Bossa Lounge Sessions

Gazzara presents The Bossa Lounge Sessions, a double album with a total of 30 tracks. The first CD contains fourteen pieces recorded live, while CD 2 includes another sixteen tracks recorded in the studio.

Francesco Gazzara performs Rhodes, Hammond, piano, Korg MS20, melodica and guitar, Massimo Sanna bass, Mauro Mirti drums and percussion. They invited the guest musicians Dario Cecchini (sax, flute), Eduardo Piloto Barreto (flute). Furthermore are featured Gianni Del Popolo (guitar) and Alex Gigli (drums) on the last two tracks of the Live Sessions.

The first CD was recorded live around the world (Italy, Russia, Portugal, Japan, UK) during a period from 1998-2010. The second CD was recorded in the studio The Small Farm from 2013-2020.

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Four80East – Positraction

Toronto based musicians Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace are Four80East. They started with The Album in 1997, followed by Nocturnal (2001), Round Three (2002), En Route (2007), Roll On (2009), Off Duty (2012) and Biblotheca (2013). Their newest album Positraction will be released July 17th, 2015.

From the musical style the formation offers many possibilities of assignment. Soul music, acid jazz, smooth jazz, electro-jazz. There are diverse elements of style in a large mixer. Originally a studio project the band already presents since some years a high-energy live show with supporting stage musicians.

On the new album both musicians are joined by Jon Stewart (sax), Bill McBirnie (flute), Alexis Baro (trumpet) and a horn section with Bob Rice (trumpet), Gene Hardy (tenor sax) and Gord Myers (trombone). All songs are written, recorded and produced by Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace.

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