STEVE SALUTO – THE POWER OF 6 FLOWERS
Italian guitarplayer, singer and songwriter Steve Saluto is releasing "The Power of 6 Flowers" on Monday, June 6, 2016. Written, performed, recorded and produced by Steve himself "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is an album that transcends genres; It's a journey of 6 songs through happy and sad and intimate moments of life… as Steve said "The 6 songs are pictures of moments; Life is Love and Loss. Period... But, you know, it ain't over till it's over so never give up ... "... As a result, "The Power Of 6 Flowers" is a remarkably diverse album that pushes boundaries on Saluto's evolution as an artist and it has much to offer to the listeners. Whether it's slick beats, guitar slinging or vivid storytelling, Saluto's 15th effort launches the artist into new territories showing exactly why it's absolutely necessary to keep a watchful eye on him. Tracks include: Get Out; Words; Crucify The Visionary; Don’t Touch Me; The Coldness The Distance; and It Ain’t Me.
MIKE DILORENZO – SOUL TO SOUL
Soul To Soul, the new CD release by Mike DiLorenzo morphs live latin, jazz and electronic elements on 7 original compositions as well as contemporary reinterpretations from jazz classics to current EDM. As a NY based musician, Mike has had the opportunity to perform on piano, organ and synthesizers with a wide range of artists with styles ranging from R&B to Latin and Jazz. Soul To Soul captures all 3 elements with 7 original compositions from organ swing jazz to samba as well as modern twists of some contemporary jazz classics such as a latin version of Friday Night at the Cadillac Club, a modern tribute to the Ramsey Lewis/EW&F classic Sun Goddess and a different spin on a Weather Report /Jaco Pastorius classic. The jazz standard Cherokee and the EDM hit Latch as recoded by Disclosure and Sam Smith are also represented in a new light.
AKIRA SAKATA - THE TALE OF THE HEIKE
Mindblowing sounds from legendary reedman Akira Sakata – working here in a setting that's mostly solo, but which also includes some group material from a DVD of the performance too! The core tracks have Sakata blowing amazingly on alto, clarinet, and bass clarinet – these long, thoughtful solos that really mark his contribution to improvised music over the years – almost poetic, even though they're very freewheeling – and marked at points by these raspy, rumbling vocal recitations by Akira – with a tone that's almost as mezmerizing and unique as his work on reed instruments! Solo titles include "Gion Shoja", "The Death Of Kiso", "The Matter Of The Six Paths", "The Assault From The Cliff", "The Death Of Atsumori", and "Battle Of Dan No Ura". Then, the set also includes some group numbers, recorded live – with Jim O'Rourke on guitar, Tatsuhisha Yamamoto on drums and percussion, Chizuru Ishii on percussion and taiko, and Yumiko Tanaka on shamisen – on titles that include "See Chanty Of Ondo", "The Chapter Of The Battle", and "The Death Of Kiso". ~ Dusty Groove