Bacio

Il Bacio

by Paul Ventimiglia
     
 

Rarely has an album cover and title more inaccurately reflected the music it represents than on multi-faceted keyboardist Paul Ventimiglia's Il Bacio. A romantic Italian title which translates in English to "The Kiss" - and a pale brown-toned antique photograph of an old couple embracing simply have no connection to the slamming, high energy…  See more details below

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Rarely has an album cover and title more inaccurately reflected the music it represents than on multi-faceted keyboardist Paul Ventimiglia's Il Bacio. A romantic Italian title which translates in English to "The Kiss" - and a pale brown-toned antique photograph of an old couple embracing simply have no connection to the slamming, high energy rock/funk/jazz/blues wallop Ventimiglia packs with the help of familiar genre names like Brandon Fields, Peter White, Gerald Albright and Carl Verheyen. The multi faceted disc is more like a potent bearhug from a group of aggressive old friends. Playful titles like "Garbanzo Beans" (featuring a frenetic Hammond B-3 solo) and "Weedy Wack" reflect the type of propulsive, free-for-all ensemble driven fusion Ventimiglia aims for half the time here; these are beautifully balanced by the composer's more whimsical orchestra-enhanced ideas on other tracks. While he allows his better known cohorts to take the lead voice as he lays down the groove and harmony much of the time, Ventimiglia's bright and jazzy performances on the melodies he does carry rank with that of any all-star in the genre. His romantic new age leanings emerge briefly on the title track. One of the most exciting discoveries of the year.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/1997
Label:
Miramar
UPC:
0090062309227
catalogNumber:
23092

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Paul Ventimiglia   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ
Gerald Albright   Saxophone
Peter White   Guitar
Brad Dutz   Percussion
Bob Birch   Bass
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Matt Bissonette   Bass
Steve Ferris   Guitar
Brandon Fields   Saxophone
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Kenny James   Vocals
Victor Johnson   Guitar
Tim Landers   Bass
John Mahon   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Reggie McBride   Bass
Della Miles   Vocals
Mike Miller   Guitar
Tollak Ollestad   Harmonica
Doane Perry   Drums
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Carl Verheyen   Guitar,Mandolin
Nick Vincent   Drums
Paul Finazzo   Bass

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