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by Bozorius

Groove, feeling, technique, eight tracks of various genres and styles from a fine bass player and composer.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Alex Shuffle
5:54 $0.99
2. The Fat Cat and the Fiddle
5:20 $0.99
3. Precious Love
5:35 $0.99
4. Hijoe
5:35 $0.99
5. Very Nice
5:55 $0.99
6. Tamalpais High
5:58 $0.99
7. Brand New Day
7:02 $0.99
8. Bass Brothers ( to Jack, Stanley & Jaco)
5:14 $0.99
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Album Notes
Bozorius, one of the Italy’s foremost bass players.
He is also a highly regarded composer, producer and sound engineer. After many years of experience playing and recording with his bands,and as a studio musician and sideman, he now presents his first solo cd. This cd is not overly technical, nor full of the usual scales and solos, but is made up of original compositions that mark his personal influences and tastes.
Outstandingly played, these original songs vary from contemporary jazz instrumentals to vocal latin jazz.
The music is performed with a unique warmth and feeling by some of Italy's best known musicians.
Worthy of your attention. (Al Johnson)

Electric and acoustic bass, guitars, composer, arranger.
In 1978 he is a professional session man, and plays in a tour in South America with an Italian pop group.
In 1980-81-82 he plays in the world tour of PUPO, a famous Italian pop star. This tour includes many dates in the USA and CANADA.
In 1981 he meets Angel "Pocho" Gatti, a pianist, arranger, and composer from Argentina, well- known for his contributions to Frank Sinatra, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker and Astor Piazzolla. With "Pocho" he produces two studio LPs, and one live recording at the international jazz festival of Zagreb 1981.
During the eighties he continues his activity as a session man, playing with Italian pop stars (Pupo, Ramazzotti,
Zucchero, Masini, Baldi, Raf, Fiordaliso), and also plays in jam sessions and concerts with Chet Baker, Gerry Mulligan, Massimo Urbani, Franco D'Andrea, Enrico Rava, Fabio Morgera, James Thompson, Andy J.Forrest, Stefano Bollani, Enrico Granafei.
In 1982 he begins a collaboration with the pianist,composer,and arranger Fabrizio Festa; together they found a jazz-rock band named "FESTAGROUP".
With this group they record two LPs: "Congo Square" and "Montreux Live", and one CD: "Strings"; they play in numerous concerts in Italy and other parts of Europe, and take part, for two years in succession, in the international jazz festival of Montreux (1988-89).
In 1986 Bozorius signs a contract with the best Italian publishing house of musical methods (Berben); he publishes his first book on method of bass technique "The Electric Bass", and soon it becomes a best seller (over 20.000 books sold in Italy,and still growing).
In 1990, he publishes his second book on bass method "The improvising Electric bass", and in 1992 the third, "The Great Electric Bass Riffs", is published.
The collaboration with Fabrizio Festa continues through the nineties. Together, they play pieces of contemporary classical music composed by Fabrizio Festa, and perform beside famous classical soloists in some of the most important Italian theaters.
In 1996 Bozorius joins the world tour of the Italian pop star Marco Masini, and once again, plays in Canada and the Usa.
In 1999 he also begins to play acoustic bass.
In the summer of 1999 he plays in the European tour of Larry Coryell's Eleventh House (as a substitute for Jeff Berlin)with Alphonse Mouzon on drums, and Shunzo Ono on trumpet. In the same summer, he also plays with Al Di Meola and Larry in a great concert in Bologna (piazza Maggiore).
In october 2000 he plays at the jazz club "Trumpets" in Montclair (NJ).
In april 2001 he plays in the European tour of Ted Curson. In 2003 he plays with Michel Portal.
In 2004 he creates a new indie label "Drycastle records".
On august 25th 2006 he plays at the "Trumpets" jazz club in Montclair again with US musicians.
In 2007 He recorded some tracks in the new cd of Massimo
Ranieri : Canto perche' non so' nuotare...da 40 anni.
In the same year produces the new cd of Aleandro Baldi, the popular songwriter ( No me amas by Jennifer Lopez and Passera' by Divo)

-Gatti, Giusti, Forti & c. "La valle dellaluna"(BeB records)
-Gatti, Giusti, Forti & c. "Singin' our songs" (BeB Records)
-Gatti, Giusti, Forti & c. "Zvjedana prasina stardust" (Jugoton)
-FestaGroup "Congo square" (Splasc(h) Records)
-FestaGroup "Montreux live" (Splasc(h) Records)
-FestaGroup "Strings" (Nueva)
-The Sultans of Swing "All The Things We Are"
(Drycastle records)
-Festagroup " Vinyl" (Drycastle records)
-Carlo Colombo " Playboy" (Drycastle records)
-Bozorius " Bozorius" (Drycastle records)
-Aleandro Baldi " Liberamente Tratto" (Drycastle records)

Bibliography-Bass methods:
M. Bozzi "Il basso elettrico" Berben
M. Bozzi "L'improvvisazione nel basso elettrico" Berben
M. Bozzi "I grandi riff del basso elettrico" Berben



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CArin Holmqvist

This is a great CD, I play it over and over again and never get tired of listeni
Oh well, I already wrote the whole thing above...... again it is a great CD! Thanks!

Luca Conti

Ho il cd da tempo
Il cd risulta un po'noioso, ma visto che siamo insieme a sciare ho accordato comunque tre stelle per l'amicizia

Robert Filocco

Very compelling and relaxing set of songs. Unpretentious with a nice blend of different sounds and lyrics. Vocals also kept my attention, again featuring an interesting variety of style and sound.

filippo marni

un disco bello , pieno di atmosfere diverse, con musicisti ispirati e brani interessanti.
il jazz italiano ha una grande fantasia.
Ottimo bozorius

Carolyn Fran

Beautiful and varied modern jazz by a great bassist
I really love Maurizio Bozzi's new cd Bozorius. It is a beautiful mix of styles, ranging from funky to smooth jazz.
His original compositions are my favorites, although he has also recorded impressive versions of songs by Sting and David Crosby. My personal favorites are Alex Shuffle, The Fat Cat And The Fiddle, HiJoe, and Very Nice.
The fantastic bass playing, and overall musicianship on this recording, put it on a level with the best of today's international jazz.

Ana Isabel Ordonez

Bozorius is Bozzi’s first attempt with his own record label and is definitely wo
Bassist Maurizio Bozzi is well known as Bozorius and has released his first CD Bozorius for the joy of his multiple amusements around the world. Bozzi is a leading figure among bass players in Italy. He has been on the scene for years as an accomplished arranger, composer and consummated sideman with such great artists as Ramazzotti, Zucchero, Gerry Mulligan, Enrico Rava, Enrico Granafei, and Chet Baker, to just mention a few.
Bozorius has been playing and touring all around Europe, Canada and America since the seventies. He has superb technique, an amazing groove and his compositions are very appealing to all kinds of audiences. In 2004 Bozzi created his own recording label, Drycastle Records and has also written method books about bass-playing.
Bozorius is an album in which many of the styles and languages of jazz are visited and reviewed. “Alex Shuffle”, “The Fat Cat and the Fiddle”, “Precious Love”, “HiJoe”, “Very Nice” and “Bass Brothers” are Bozzi compositions. Every one of these tunes has a print totally different from each other, yet they are all rooted in jazz.
A medium pace drives "Alex Shuffle", the first track, recalling Pastorius-like influence on Buzzi’s music. "The Fat Cat and the Fiddle" boasts a Brazilian rhythm texture, enriched with a fluent piano and languorous trumpet with Lene Ribeau on vocals. Remarkable is the word for the duet of Bozzi and Laura Falcinelli on the blues "My Precious Love". Saxophonist Daniele Malvisi brightens with a wonderful solo. "HiJoe" is a eulogy to Joe Henderson and the input of stylistic elements on Pezzola’s piano is highly noticeable. The samba-like "Very Nice" is almost a romantic piece with Martinelli delivering some thick inspiring tones from his guitar. "Bass Brothers", the last track of the album, mixes up jazz-rap and fusion. Crosby’s "Tampalais High" and Sting’s "Brand New Day" musters a great Buzzi arrangement filled with Bill Testa’s piano, being sharp-edged with tuneful moments. Andrea Donnini’s flugelhorn highlights this Crosby composition.
Bozorius is Bozzi’s first attempt with his own record label and is definitely worth checking out.

Paul Perrelet

Sweet and smooth!
Great record and warm voices! A fantastic and mighty BASS BROTHERS which reminds me Jestofunk, a brilliant Italian collective which successfully combines jazz and electro into vibrant tunes. The smooth TAMALPAIS HIGH is also an excellent tune which mellows you perfectly!

Bill Gervasi

This album reserves many pleasant surprises
"BOZORIUS" is in fact Maurizio Bozzis' first solo outing after a mispent youth playing bass, and gives us an insight to the varied aspects of his excellent arranging, composing and technical abilities. This is the seventh release from Drycastle Records, a new italian independent record label aimed at (and beyond) the contemporary jazz market, well recorded and performed by many seasoned guest musicians, this album reserves many pleasant surprises.
Apart from the David Crosby and Sting covers, the other six tracks are Bozorius' originals and vary from contemporary jazz to jazz rap. The album kicks off with "Alex Shuffle" a mid- tempo number that calls to mind Steps Ahead or Weather Report and gives everyone a chance to stretch out. "The Fat Cat And The Fiddle" is a bossanova, finely arranged with Lene Riebau on vocals, and tasteful piano and trumpet courtesy of Marco Pezzola and Marco Tamburini. "My Precious Love" is a bluesy lament that has Maurizio duetting with jazz singer Laura Falcinelli and features a really cool sax solo by Daniele Malvisi.
"HiJoe" is a great composition and is a tribute to the legendary modal jazz vein of Joe Henderson, nice piano and sax solos from Marco Pezzola and Daniele Malvisi. "Very Nice" is a mid-tempo jazz-samba, a very relaxed Laura on vocals and Sam Martinellis' fine acoustic guitar work make it ideal late-night listening. "Tampalais High" is a David Crosby song, a beautiful airy arrangement that features some spaced out flugelhorn and piano from Andrea Donnini and Bill Testa, and is followed by a bass orientated cover of Stings "Brand New Day" that features some fine alto sax work from Simone Santini. This interesting albums' final track "Bass Brothers" could be described as fusion-rap, with a very seventies' groove it sounds like Return To Art Ensemble meets the Last Poets. Drycastle are certainly making a great effort to innovate the italian jazz scene, let's hope they continue to do so for many years to come.

Raynelle Arcaini

I am very much enjoying this cool and easy to listen to new jazz.
My home is New Orleans, and I live in Italy, and have listened to jazz music all my life, literally. During the 70's, a period when many genius jazz musicians were born, provided us with a new and different jazz from the one I had grown up listening to. Now, after so many years I have found yet again a new mix of creative new jazz for the 21st century. I especially like the songs with lyrics! I am going to order this album, send your ad to as many friends as possible, and await anxiously Maurizio and friends next venture!

Jeff Sandler

Balance... the first impression listening to this music,
this guy must be an experienced and talented musician; he is a very good bass player but he doesn't put his instrument
in the front line. Bozorius reminds me of Mingus, not in the style, but in the research of a common language inside the band, leaving spaces for soloists, dedicated to compositions and arrangements rather than satisfying his own instrumental ego.