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Rome in a Day

Label: Alma Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. 10,000 Days; 2. Balena; 3. Top Hat; 4. Lee's Mystery; 5. Mr. Govindas; 6. African Love Affair; 7. Rome in a Day; 8. And the Children Sing; 9. Golly G; 10. Changing of Seasons; 11. Animal Crackers.

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5 After 4: Rome in a Day

Read "Rome in a Day" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Band rodata, sound corposo, espressione d'insieme di livello e ottime capacità di interazione tra gli interpreti sono le caratteristiche salienti di Rome in a Day, l'album firmato dai 5 After 4 guidati dal drummer e compositore italo-canadese Vito Rezza. Undici tracce ispirate da un giro turistico effettuato a Roma dal leader, che firma buona parte degli ...

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Vito Rezza and 5after4 - Rome in a Day (2011)

You might read the artist name and album title and think this is a record of Italian music but, no, not exactly. 5AFTER4 is a rock-jazz outfit out of Toronto led by its drummer, Vito Rezza, and though Rezza was born in Italy, he's been in Canada for so long that a recent whirlwind trip to ...

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Joey DeFrancesco / Robi Botos / Vito Rezza / Phil Dwyer: One Take: Volume Four

Read "One Take: Volume Four" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

On the fourth volume Alma Records' One Take series, everything heard on disc, as stated on the back cover, was was recorded during a single take with “no rehearsals, no overdubs, no edits--just raw, untouched and inspired performances."It is immediately clear that these sessions were quite informal. “How do you want to start this?" ...

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Joey DeFrancesco / Robi Botos / Vito Rezza / Phil Dwyer: One Take, Volume Four

Read "One Take, Volume Four" reviewed by Edward Blanco

In 2003, Toronto-based musician/producer Peter Cardinali birthed the idea of assembling a group of jazz musicians at the very top of their game and letting them jam in the studio--rolling the tape with no rehearsals, no overdubs and no edits--essentially recording their music in one take. One Take, Volume Four is the fourth album in a ...

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Joey DeFrancesco / Robi Botos / Vito Rezza / Phil Dwyer: One Take: Volume Four

Read "One Take: Volume Four" reviewed by Larry Taylor

One of the great pleasures of jazz is entering a club to hear expert musicians come together and play impromptu, with no rehearsals. Such a situation is created in One Take, Volume Four. This is the fourth recording in the series to feature world acclaimed organist Joey DeFrancesco with three expert Canadian musicians; ...

Drums of Avila

Label: Alma Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Drums Of Avila; Manhattan Bounce; Vichnu's Dream; Tonotella; Help Me Find; Don Quixote; In Dreams; Clowns; Number Nine.

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Vito Rezza and 5 after 4: Drums of Avila

Read "Drums of Avila" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

One conundrum that bedevils the jazz music industry is that oftentimes a critically acclaimed artist may not necessarily be as well known as he or she should. The work of Vito Rezza bears testimony to this unseemly fact. For instance, Drums of Avila (Alma 2004), now being reissued for the US market in 2008 is Vito ...


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