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"I remember it like it was yesterday...I'm eight years old and my buddy, Rich and I are looking through the basement window of Mt. Carmel Church (Niagara Falls, NY) where there's a dance going on. I see this multi-headed monster, with arms flailing and all this sound and energy blasting me, and people dancing... it was the first time I saw a live band and I said to myself, man I gotta be a part of this!!!! — Thom Rotella Now a talented instrumentalist and composer, Thom Rotella has achieved both critical and commercial success. He has produced and recorded 11 CDs as a leader that have garnered listeners throughout the world for many years

Running on Faith

Label: Jazzheads
Released: 2020
Track listing: Walking on a Tightrope; The Danger Zone; All Blues; Something So Right; Let It Be; The Sun Will Shine on You; Everybody Looks Good at the Starting Line; There is Always One More Time; Chicken; The Bitter Earth; Running on Faith; Way Over Yonder; Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

This Way

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Blue Aria; Circle; This Way; Yes Kloose; Secret Heart; Trio Vision; Rhapsody; Desafinado.

Variations Of Relevance

Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Between The Clouds; Blue Roses; Ligeti; Night Of The 7 Moons; Rimembranze; Scarlet Letters; Sonnet Melancholia; Thruthful Intentions; Three Views Of A Secret

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Ranier: This Way

Read "This Way" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Multi-instrumentalist Tom Rainer is a genre-defying artist who has a uniquely accessible style with a cinematic approach to orchestration. The enjoyable This Way is made up of several of his own compositions as well as a few covers, all of which Rainer and his quartet interpret with sophistication and elegance. The funky title track, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tom Ranier: This Way

Read "This Way" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The versatile multi-instrumentalist Tom Ranier has enjoyed a busy career, playing pop styles, electronic music and jazz. Prolific as a collaborator—Terry Gibbs, George Coleman, Placido Domingo—he also boasts a grounding in classical music. This Way features Rainier playing mostly his own compositions on piano, synthesizers, saxophones and clarinets, with some help from his friends, guitarist Thom ...

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Blue Roses

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Label: Blue Canoe Records
Released: 2020
Duration: 03:28

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Diane Schuur: Running on Faith

Read "Running on Faith" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Pianist and vocalist Diane “Deedles" Schuur and Wessell “Warmdaddy" Anderson may be the last jazz artists to have musically-anointed monikers, from a genre replete with them (Lester “Prez" Young, Billie “Lady Day" Holiday, Johnny “Rabbit" Hodges, Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and “John Birks “Dizzy" Gillespie). Schuur was named “Deedles" as a child by her mother. The name ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Silvio Amato: Variations Of Relevance

Read "Variations Of Relevance" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Silvio Amato has a well-established career as a composer, arranger, and film scorer. Amongst other projects, the Italian-born pianist has written soundtracks for major motion pictures, a multitude of pieces for children's television programming, theme songs for a variety of television shows, and has been highly successful with ice ballets. His compositions for Peter Pan, Snow ...

Out of the Blues

Label: Four Bar Music
Released: 2008
Track listing: Who Dat?; Bluze 4 Youze; My Foolish Heart; The Dr. Is In; Never Say Goodbye; The Way You Look Tonight; All Ways; I Hear a Rhapsody; Shimmer; Be Here Now.


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