Marcello Pellitteri | Aquarius Woman

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Aquarius Woman

by Marcello Pellitteri

"An inspired recording of original music played by some of the most expressive musicians on the scene today" (Joe Lovano)
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Chasin' the Zone
4:16 $0.99
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2. Longing
7:28 $0.99
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3. Aquarius Woman
1:29 $0.99
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4. Remind to Live
2:29 $0.99
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5. Villeneuve
5:44 $0.99
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6. Prelude to If I Ain't Got You
1:36 album only
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7. If I Ain't Got You
7:24 $0.99
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8. Twenty Three
5:10 $0.99
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9. Colors on Your Face
4:20 $0.99
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10. Absolute Beginner
2:44 $0.99
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11. Saxando
5:59 $0.99
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12. Ribbon in the Sky
4:38 $0.99
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13. Strange Light
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"You can feel the love and passion they have for each other and the music. I’m inspired as well. Bravo!!! “  (Joe Lovano)

“I appreciate this music … A wonderful album … Listen to it." (Kenny Werner)

Award winning drummer Marcello Pellitteri has produced his second album dedicated to the memory of his daughter, Veronica Pellitteri (1991-2014). Profits from CD sales will go to the Veronica Pellitteri Memorial Fund. This fund will FOREVER give a scholarship to a talented graduating student from the Fiorello LaGuardia Performing Arts high school in NYC, where Veronica graduated from in 2009.
This album includes some of the best musicians in the international jazz music scene.
All the compositions are originals except for two cover songs by Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys.

Produced by Marcello Pellitteri
Recorded between Jan/Mar 2016 at:
Tac Recording Studio, Canicattini Bagni (SR), Italy
Studio 1141, Brooklyn, NY
Flying Frog Studio, Boston, MA

Recording engineers: Rino Cirinnà, JB Boclé, A. Mallet
Mixed and mastered by Robert L. Smith at Defy Recordings, NYC

Front cover “Self Portrait” by Veronica Pellitteri
Graphic Art by Fabio Baldanello

Tracks list:
1) Chasin' The Zone (M. Pellitteri)
2) Longing (M. Pellitteri)
3) Aquarius Woman (M. Pellitteri)
poem "Greetings Of Hope" by Murtiningrum
4) Remind To Live (S. Bonafede)
5) Villeneuve (S. Bonafede)
6) Prelude to If I Ain't Got You (G. Bevilacqua)
7) If I Ain't Got You (A. Keys)
8) Twenty Three (M. Pellitteri)
9) Colors On Your Face (G. Bevilacqua - L. Campisi)
10) Absolute Beginner (S. Bonafefde)
11) Saxando (O. Maugeri)
12) Ribbon In The Sky (S. Wonder)
13) Strange Light (M.Todaro - G. Bevilacqua - M. Pellitteri)
poem "Luce Strana" by Marcello Todaro

Total Time 54:47

Personnel:
Marcello Pellitteri - drums, percussions
(plays Istanbul Mehmet cymbals, Regal Tip sticks, PM snare drum)
Orazio Maugeri - alto sax (plays Yamaha Saxophone and CG Mouthpiece)
Salvatore Bonafede - acoustic piano, electric piano
Gabrio Bevilacqua - acoustic bass

Special guests:
George Garzone - tenor sax on track 1
Veronica Pellitteri - spoken words on track 3
Nedelka Prescod - vocals on track 7
Rino Cirinnà - tenor sax on track 11
Lauren Kinhan - vocals on track 12
Yvonnick Prene - harmonica on track 12
Marcello Todaro - electric guitar and spoken words on track 13

"I want to thank all the musicians, engineers for their amazing contribution to this project which also includes two poems.
The first, Greetings Of Hope written by Murtiningrum, an Indonesian Gerwani woman who, along with other women, was kept prisoner, tortured and abused for 14 years in Indonesia for political reasons.
The second, Luce Strana, written by the legendary guitar player Marcello Todaro, one of the original members of the Italian progressive rock band Banco del Mutuo Soccorso.

I also want to thank:
Fabio Baldanello for his art.
My mother and Tina Sebastiani for their patience, love and support.
Veronica for being the source of my inspiration not just in music, but also in life."
Marcello Pellitteri




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