Solo

Solo

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by Di Blasio
     
 

Though he was born in Argentina, has a long-term contract with BMG U.S. Latin and has sold hundreds of thousands of his first five recordings throughout Latin America while touring those regions regularly, Raul DiBlasio's acoustic piano-based music can't be pigeonholed as strictly Latin or having anything to do with true Latin jazz. Each of his recordings has a few… See more details below

Overview

Though he was born in Argentina, has a long-term contract with BMG U.S. Latin and has sold hundreds of thousands of his first five recordings throughout Latin America while touring those regions regularly, Raul DiBlasio's acoustic piano-based music can't be pigeonholed as strictly Latin or having anything to do with true Latin jazz. Each of his recordings has a few nods to his rich heritage, to be sure, but two of DiBlasio's most popular efforts, his 1990 debut El Piano de America and 1994's Piano de America 2, incorporated a variety of his influences - from pop to classical - to create an impressive potpourri of colors he called "music connecting me with the people from all the Americas." Di Blasio rides a similarly diverse, multi-cultural road on Solo (BMG U.S. Latin), which, despite its title, features only one solo piano piece - a subdued reprise of the whimsical title track, which is introduced and then enhanced by the Miami Symphony Orchestra. The appeal lies in the combination of catchy pop hooks, a mix of gentle grand piano elegance with powerful, driving rhythms, and an honest, deeper spiritual expression that is lacking in the average smooth jazz product. While at the core of many of these tunes (most notably, the laid back, atmospheric "Lluvia") lies a simple, eloquent sense of melody which characterizes the music of top new age artists like David Lanz and Jim Brickman, Di Blasio's flair for the dramatic -- which translates to his live performances as well -- takes the simplest notions to extraordinary heights, often at the most unexpected moments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/20/1997
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0743214801826
catalogNumber:
09486

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Di Blasio   Primary Artist
Raúl Di Blasio   Indexed Contributor,Primary Artist,Piano
Doug Emery   Keyboards
Julio Hernandez   Bass
Lee Levin   Drums
Michael Levine   Keyboards
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Mike Scaglione   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Dan Warner   Guitar
Bernardo Ossa   Keyboards
José Antonio Rodríguez   spanish guitar
Marco Vinicio   Charango

Technical Credits

Raúl Di Blasio   Arranger,Producer
Chris Carroll   Engineer
Mike Couzzi   Engineer
Doug Emery   Arranger,Producer
Doug Katsaros   Arranger
Lee Levin   Arranger
Michael Levine   Arranger
Gary Lindsay   Arranger
Gian Piero Reverberi   Composer
Ted Stein   Engineer
Joel Numa   Engineer
Bernardo Ossa   Arranger
Jorge Landini   Art Direction
Amado Jaen   Arranger
Eric Schilling   Engineer,Mastering
Neil Hefty   Composer
Kate Prowse   Composer
E. Sheldon   Composer

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