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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
By Diane Schuur
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.
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, ...
by Dan McClenaghan
The versatile multi-instrumentalist Tom Ranier has enjoyed a busy career, playing pop styles, electronic music and jazz. Prolific as a collaboratorTerry Gibbs, George Coleman, Placido Domingohe 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...