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Roberto Restuccia – With Every Turn

WithEveryTurnUK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia always had a special affinity for the smooth jazz genre. Neither his debut album Exposure (2016) nor his sophomore album When The Smoke Clears (2017) hit exactly the decisive point that led to the initial ignition. With his third album With Every Turn (2021) Roberto fires the third rocket stage of his career in his sights the top ten of the smooth jazz charts.

The contact with keyboardist and current label mate Oli Silk turned out to be great luck. Based on many years of experience as a musician and producer in the field of smooth jazz, Oli brought exactly the perfect input to give Roberto’s music a push in the right direction.

Roberto states: “The right production makes the difference between a song that’s nice and one that can light up the charts and get people grooving when they hear it on the radio. I knew I needed to step up my production game, and once we started working together, I knew that Oli and I would have a solid partnership that could take my music to the next level.”

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Roberto Restuccia – With Every Turn

WithEveryTurnInspired by great contemporary jazz guitarists like George Benson, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb and the late Ronnie Jordan UK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia made after his debut album Exposure (2016) with When The Smoke Clears (2017) the second step of his solo career.

Now he joined Trippin ‘N’ Rhythm Records and has released his third album With Every Turn (2021).

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Roberto Restuccia – When The Smoke Clears

Inspired by great contemporary jazz guitarists like George Benson, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Chuck Loeb and the late Ronnie Jordan UK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia makes after his debut album Exposure (2016) with When The Smoke Clears (2017) the second step of his solo career.

On his sophomore project guitarist Roberto is performing a PRS Hollow Body 2 and a Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster. He is supported by Roger Inniss (bass), Russ Wilson (drums), James Johnson (keyboards), and Rock Hendricks (saxophone). All tracks are written and produced by Roberto.

After this compact package of facts let’s concentrate on the album, which starts with the song Mei. This is a tribute to a beloved person, a musical dialogue between guitar and piano. The guitar sound is inspired by Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), coherent on many levels and a real soul filler.

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Roberto Restuccia – When The Smoke Clears

After the success of his (2016) debut album Exposure, UK guitarist Roberto Restuccia has dug deep into his composing skills and follows it up in (2017) with his self produced blues/jazz album entitled When The Smoke Clears featuring 8 original tracks. The album kicks off with the track “Mei” with sweet melodic guitar licks that almost sing to you. The 2nd track “When I’m With You” features a smooth combination of sax and guitar with saxophonist Rock Hendricks doing the honours on this track and also on the mid-tempo “Love Crazy”.

The title track is a laid back vibe that will transcend you to far away places. “Sensual” sees Roberto making full use of his fretboard to display his use of rhythmic jazz chords alongside some tasty melodic lead guitar. The next track on the album is called “Hooked” and this track will do exactly that as Roberto plays you the blues. “Through the Roof” sees Roberto on electric acoustic guitar and the album finishes with the floating “Dancing Souls” that is reminiscent of the early Fleetwood Mac “Albatross” sound. Roberto has put his heart and soul into this, his 2nd album and his hard work has paid off on every composition in this outstanding contender for my album of the year so far. When the Smoke Clears, you’ll find yourself dazed but never confused by this young guitarist’s skills and ever growing smooth jazz fan base.

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Roberto Restuccia – Exposure

UK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia studied at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. His early influences were guitarists such as Slash and Prince. Later he discovered smooth jazz through the music of George Benson and Ronny Jordan.

The album Exposure (2016) is his musical debut. All tracks are written, produced, recorded and mixed by Roberto himself, who is regularly performing in UK to promote his project.

The album starts with Paradise. A place which is associated with a lot of desire. Roberto’s subdued way of playing is reminiscent of the music of Ronny Jordan but also near to Zachary Breaux.

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