Cool Press Release on Prog-Sphere!
Catania, Italy native and a resident of Amsterdam, guitarist Fabrizio La Piana has recently launched an electrifying new album Almond and Coffee.
The seven-track album, Almond and Coffee sets the guitarist on a journey through different music styles evolving around Jazz and Progressive Rock. Full of unexpected twists towards vast and unknown, such in the opening “Funky Song” or nonchalant title piece, Almond and Coffee is a powerful statement from the composer.
“The album has the improvisational and the interplay qualities you find in jazz, but the sounds and some riffs are coming from rock,” La Piana says about the record.
“For me it was very natural writing music in this direction because I have been a blues/rock/metal/prog fan for as long as I am a jazz/fusion player.”
About the creative process of Almond and Coffe, La Piana commented: “I wrote the songs (with the exception of ‘Interlude’) over the course of time; some songs are pretty old. Then with bassist Bernhard Hollinger and drummer Niels Voskuil we rehearsed the pieces, we played them on two gigs and the next day we went to the studio. There we could just plug and play, so we decided to have a minimal, if none, editing in postproduction, just to leave the music as is.”
A nice review of my new album!
Fabrizio started playing early (at age 11, in Italy, where he’s originally from), with his father Vittorio teaching him the basics that would be the foundation for playing professionally, attending University (Lizard School of Music) and ultimately teaching. As he expanded his horizons with performances all across Europe and developing the fascinating electric guitar style you will witness on the grand closer, “Rokin“… though his style is quite laid-back (in a certain respect), his playing and composition are packed with the kind of energy that forms new sonic universes and brings hope to any who listen to it… simple, yet full of wonderment!
Finally my new album is online!
New Live at Bruizz!!
Here are some mp3 examples from my blues book…(coming soon!)
All backingtracks courtesy of Jamtrackcentral (www.jamtrackcentral.com)
New video from my last gig at Jinx!