High Energy Jazz is the best way to describe Hardlogic, the precision instrumental ensemble featuring saxman, composer Paul DeLoria. Influenced by groups like The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, and The Brecker Brothers, the group features a cast of western New York's finest musicians including Tony Castronova on electric and acoustic guitars, Dave Pinto on Bass, Greg Gilmore on keyboards, Bob Accurso on vibes and percussion, Chris Dembeyiotis on drums, and Paul on saxes and electronic wind instrument. The group plays material drawn from an arsenal of original instrumental music spanning jazz, latin, funk, celtic, fusion and beyond.
Paul has played with contemporary artists such as Walt Scott (keyboardist with Tanya Tucker, Mindy McReady, and Ricky VanShelton), Nioshi Jackson, Reggie and Joseph Wooten, members of Take Six, Jack Pearson, JD Blair, Keith Horne and recording artists Big Mike and the Bootie Pappas, Deloria has participated in a number of Gospel, Blues and Jazz recordings.
Members of the band have supported acts such as REO Speedwagon, Marshall Tucker, Meatloaf, Keiko Matsui, Alex Skolnik, Phoebe Snow, and more in this and other groups
Currently, Hardlogic is finishing their second album as well as out supporting their debut album entitled, Anytime Anywhere available now at CD Baby, Borders, iTunes, Napster, Rhapsody.com and many other music sites
They have been performing at many regional festivals & clubs on the east coast, and can be heard on jazz radio and internet stations around the world as well.
By Michelle Picardo (2008)
Lots of CD’s crossing my desk, so let’s get to it.
Jazz is certainly in the air with the Rochester International Jazz Festival line-up squared away and anticipation growing throughout the city. Add to that some cool saxophonists with recent releases, and it is jazz central here!
Hard Logic leader, saxman Paul DeLoria dropped off the band’s exceptional new CD, Group Therapy. The all-original release is the band’s follow-up to 2006’s Anytime Anywhere, and continues their energetic foray into funky fusion. Hard Logic is already receiving international praise for their efforts, with a nice little feature in Italian mag, Emmek!