KEEPtheGROOVE.com presents new Contemporary Jazz Release
| CD News | 2005-04-06
From contemporary chill, smooth, hip-hop and latin jazz to sensitive quiet storm formats, "Urbanized" presents a fresh assortment of rhythmic and melodic instrumental compositions featuring Mike Di Lorenzo on piano, keyboards and production.
In addition to Mike's piano, keyboard and production credits, this CD is highlighted with standout instrumental performances from NY-based world-class musicians Bob Malach on tenor sax and Vinnie Cutro on trumpet, two extraordinary and well-traveled musicians in their own right who both provide a harmonically sophisticated jazz edge that compliments the feel of this project. For those of you unfamiliar with them, their backgrounds range from performing and recording with Stevie Wonder, Joe Zawinul, Steve Miller, Robben Ford, Yellowjackets, Dr. John, Horace Silver and Lionel Hampton to name just a few. Percussionist Frank Valdes whose work with Tito Puente and Machito among others adds a great deal to the vibe with tasteful conga and percussion work throughout. Additional musicians on selected tracks include Willy Dalton on nylon string guitar who adds a tasteful solo on "Northern Samba" and Karl Latham who lays down the groove on "Too High' on the drums.
From contemporary chill, smooth, hip-hop and latin jazz to sensitive quiet storm formats, "Urbanized" presents a fresh assortment of rhythmic and melodic instrumental compositions always based on keeping the groove.
For further details including audio clips and purchasing information, please visit www.KEEPtheGROOVE.com