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Morning Grooves

by Alessandro Bottura

Funk, Rock, Pop and Jazz all mixed up in this first album by Italian bass player Alessandro Bottura; a 9-track instrumental journey in a Fusion experience that learns from masters such as Weather Report, Yellowjackets, Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra and MM&W.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Out Of Sight
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2. Mind, Passion & Instinct
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3. Quetzalcoatl
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4. Deaf Kids\' Disco
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5. Sweet Tears
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6. Stern Memories
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7. MayDay Mayhem
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8. Black Lady
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9. Tropical Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Alessandro Bottura, Electric Bass, Born in Italy on June 3rd of 1984, started to get interested in music since he was a child, studying piano for 5 years, then guitar and drums until 2000, when he landed to the bass as self-taught. With the rock band NoLogo, Alessandro performed in many live shows throughout Modena, winning also the contest Suonatecele 2 that was announced by La Tenda. From 2002, He started the Accademia di Musica in Modena, Italy following both the theory class taken by M Giuseppe La Monica and the instrument course with M Enrico Lazzarini 2002-2006 and M Glauco Zuppiroli 2006-2007. From 2004 to 2006, He was playing with the band Landslide Ladies, getting gigs all across Italy: Milano, Torino, Roma, Venezia, Padova, Vicenza, Bologna, Bari, etc. In 2007, He had earned a Degree in Music at the D.A.M.S. of Bologna, in the same year, Alessandro attended the One Week Intensive program at the Jeff Berlins Players School Of Music in Clearwater, Tampa, FL. auditing to Master classes by Larry Coryell, Gumbi Ortiz and Richard Dreixler. He is currently studying at PercentoMusica in Roma with Masters Massimo Moriconi, Pierpaolo Ranieri, Mario Guarini and Luca Pirozzi Electric Bass, Massimo Fedeli (playing ensembles and improvisation), Aldo Fedele (playing ensembles), Andrea Avena and Stefano Scatozza (music theory), Fabrizio Aiello (rythmical awareness). He continues the studies also at the Accademia Di Musica in Modena, Italy following the improvement classes held by M Giuseppe La Monica. Alessandro is always striving to perfect his songwriting and playing skills constantly by making his collegiate experiences an actual part of his creativity methods.

Alessandro Bottura Lets Loose The Perfect Debut Album Of Instrumental Jazz Fusion Songs In The New Morning Grooves CD. This album is full of wonderful surprises. The movements are complex and yet simple. All tracks are a delight to the ears. Throughout the recording process fans around the world have awaited Alessandro's first album as he has earned significant interest on an international level by being a very popular and listened to artist on the Last.fm music website.

"The CD was born from the abundance of ideas (some good, some other less, I must admit), from the need of listen as realized what I've got in my head and from the almost total absence of external collaborators, the project "Morning Grooves" contains everything that influenced me in my musical career, from Hard Rock to Funk, passing through Pop an Jazz: so, it mustn't be surprising finding here recalls and quotations more or less explicit to well-known songs and artists and not. The title itself comes from the situation in which these song are written, that is during my daily morning training sessions, from which I take some permissions to develop any possible ideas. The project has finally taken the definitive form of LP at the beginning of 2009, thanks to the support and the collaboration given by Mark A. Forrest, Musical Manager and Publisher known on IMISound." (Alessandro Bottura)

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Bababooey

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Truly Fabulous Artistry.
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Shaun H. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Smooth world fusion/jazz instrumental CD
Jaco Pastorius would be proud to hear the bass chops of jazz artist Alessandro Bottura. His latest record, “Morning Grooves” is a smooth fusion of rock, jazz, and pop instrumentals all rolled into one amazing sound. Bottura’s bass playing speaks for itself and is immediately evident right from the opening track, “Out of Sight.” His jazz fueled bass runs fly up and down the neck and are nicely driven by some outstanding guitar/drum work. Bottura changes gears a bit and slow things down on “Sweet Tears,” which also highlights his staccato playing skills. Any fan of Jaco Pastorius or of virtuoso bass playing will love this album, plus the band behind Bottura is just as exceptional as he.
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Vittorio Formenti for “Mescalina.it”

"Mescalina.it" Review
“Bottura is a really young italian multi-instrumentalist (born 1984) with solid musical bases built with harmony, drums, guitar, piano and electric bass studies. This kaleidoscopic preparation allowed him to compose, product and realize all by himself this work that can be collocated into Fusion music area.
The broad spectrum of responsabilities assumed by the musician is a strong signal of his competences, character and potentials.
On the other hand, the multi-disciplinary orientation of the single author determines the main limits of the work; it’s difficult to do everything at the top level and, above all, impossible to avoid the risk of a certain homogenity of the instrumental parts.
Compositions signal a rhythmic sensibility based on Jazz and Funk, with a fondness for syncopated and rubato merged fluidly with rolled passages. The choice of duration is orientated to mid-tempo, to create that typical cadencial schemes in which beat and upbeat are really clear and sometimes too regular.
The melodies are mainly exposed by piano and guitar that introduce the themes leaving then to the bass a series of beats for the variations. In this phase we’ve got the best from the artist, that evaluates his main instrument with interventions that recalls Pastorius or Clarke (or many others, starting from Weather Report).
The tunes’ structure often recall the classical scheme AABA; the melodies evoke different influences, from Latin to Progressive, from New Age to Blues; anyway, these ingredients never predominate in a decisive way and after all it conserves an after-taste centred on jazz rock (or rock jazz, it depends..).
The whole work result sometimes a little too much homogeneous and self-referenced, without the unpredictability that’s the main flavour of this genre.
Anyway, lights certainly prevails on shadows; the work must be considered as a really important expression of potentials that will transform into effective performance when the artist will be able to exploit his knowledges synergically united with others”
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Alessio Scicolone for “Extra! Music Magazine”

“Extra! Music Magazine” Review
“Multifaceted and colorful, Morning Grooves is a continual delight on the staff, a carefree sound that comes from the best influences fusion, funk and electro.
The technique comes out perfect from the first listen but the rest Bottura after five years of piano, guitar joined, on drums and finally to the electric bass on the disc that is practically the prince, in 2007 obtained the degree in music at the DAMS Bologna.
Sounds far, summer and tropical converge in a single melody with “Out of Sight” and endless frenetic pace, a stroke on the keys of the bass, dancing on the strings and then for a moment, the notes of a piano show an immense calm that once again welcomes the ecstatic frenzy, is “Mind, Passion & Istinct” the second track, a highway along which the various sounds are chasing interweaving.
The dances are not finished yet, not until the shock of “Quetzalcoatl” has slipped in the legs making you move your pelvis and shoulders around the clock, the sounds permeate the listening nullifying the effect of size simply by scrolling over anything that is about as a colorful stream. “Deaf Kids’ Disco” bounces with her hyperactive performance funk, putting well highlighted the harmony of different instruments as they rotate, but the real substance is known to pause in that Bottura introduces several songs calm down for a moment the tumultuous rage of the piece with a mirror of melodies. “Sweet Tears” is reflection, memories, known simply blown in the slow drip of rhythm, the low legal guardian of a trumpet ragged in a carousel of sounds just barely whispered.
“Stern Memories” tends his hand to jazz joking about sudden changes, a chamber piece, from taste to the end, recovering the wake of the funk that pierces the entire album, “Mayday Mayhem” flows directly from the seventies, low blows known as boils, cut the battery is alternate with furious attacks of the instruments, perhaps this is the track that encloses most of all the immense versatility and versatility of the artist, sin will end too soon.
“Black Lady”, a cocktail of funk and jazz very successful, especially the choice of sounds simple, minimal parts makes even more appreciable, the disc is perfect for a relaxing evening in the company of friends, but in the long term appears in some passages “static”, linked to a well-defined line. However Bottura can enter every trace elements in surprising and totally subversive shares than the main structure, such as time of Arab “Black Lady”.
“Tropical Night” starts winding up and promises to notice what the title means, get lost on this final track is almost like dreaming, and the closure is good, the beautiful and very hard to discover, we hope to see Bottura live soon.”
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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Alessandro Bottura
a GrIndie Award for their CD "Morning Grooves." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.
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Fabrizio Maulu - SupportoItaliano Webzine

The musical artist from Modena proposes a new hot and sophisticated work
“The musical artist from Modena proposes a new hot and sophisticated work.
Maybe just too much for the barbaric and rough tastes of Supporto Italiano, but in a way, advisable for those whom have the luck of possessing a delicate and attentive ear.
Alessandro Bottura is an awesome bass player, just as many others on the earth after all. But only a few of them has the strength to challenge the marketplace alone.
Alessandro studies at PercentoMusica in Roma with the Masters Massimo Moriconi, Pierpaolo Ranieri, Mario Guarini, Luca Pirozzi, Alessandro Patti (electric bass), Massimo Fedeli (playing ensembles and improvisation), Aldo Fedele, Franco Ventura (playing ensembles), Andrea Avena, Stefano Scatozza (music theory), Fabrizio Aiello (rythmical awareness), and continues the studies also at the “Accademia di Musica” in Modena, following the improvement class instructed by M° Giuseppe La Monica.
The new album is the synthesis of the bassist’s enterprising research and is released under the supervision of Maftrust Inter Vivos of Las Vegas, NV.
A curriculum rich and full-bodied is displayed from the composition exposed on this “Morning Grooves” CD. Alessandro Bottura, between straight funk and fusion virtuosity, gives wonderful hyper-technical attacks attended by research along with bright and expressive solutions.
It won’t be the album of the century, but our brave bass player knows his stuff and this will certainly cause more talk about him in future.
Vote: 8,5/10″
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