Rocco Ventrella - Give Me the Groove
Artist & Band: Rocco Ventrella
Title Of Album: Give Me the Groove
Year Of Release: 2006 (February 28, 2007)
Label: Smooth Sounds Music
Genre, Style: Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Saxophon
Type, Quality: mp3, CBR 320 kbps
Total Time: 51:56
Total Size: mp3 - 118.88 Mb
Rocco Ventrella hails from Bari, Italy. From 1983 until 2005 Ventrella played in the Big Band “J.S.O.” of Bari where he appeared with an impressive list of artists such as: Lee Konitz, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Benny Bailey, Chet Baker, Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Tullio De Piscopo, Ernie Wilkins, Art Farmer, Maurizio Giammarco, Gianni Basso, Lee Konitz, Tony Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, G. Gaslini, D. Goykovic, Bob Mintzer and others.
His first solo project was Tribute To Grover Washington, Jr. (2005) containing three tracks: Winelight, Let It Flow and Make Me A Memory. In addition, Ventrella has some new recordings featuring his own compositions, including the soulful and haunting I Receive Your Love. The surprising success of this album especially the positive reaction of critics encouraged Rocco to record Give Me The Groove (2007).
Rocco Ventrella was accompanied on this album by Bruce Nazarian (bass, drums, keyboards), Renato Falashi (various keyboards, Hammond organ, piano) and other guest musicians. Bruce Nazarian also recorded, mixed and mastered the album at Gnome Sound Studios, USA, except Winelight and I Receive Your Love, which Rocco had already produced for his first project.
1. Soulful Strut
3. Where is The Love
4. Come Morning
5. Feel Like Making Love
6. On The Night
9. Give Me The Groove
10. A Night In Tunisia
11. I Receive Your Love