Rocco Ventrella | Give Me The Groove

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Give Me The Groove

by Rocco Ventrella

Sax-driven smooth jazz featuring hit songs and favorites like "Soulful Strut."
Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz
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1. Soulful Strut
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2. Alleria
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3. Where is The Love
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4. Come Morning
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5. Feel Like Making Love
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6. On The Night
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7. Winelight
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8. Sensuality
4:18 $0.99
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9. Give Me The Groove
5:48 $0.99
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10. A Night In Tunisia
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11. I Receive Your Love (instrumental)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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A native of the South of Italy, Rocco Ventrella grew up in Bari, on the Adriatic coast.

Ventrella began playing saxophone at age fourteen, inspired by some jazz records his father had given to him... and that music hit home! ...fast forward to 1998... Rocco begins his love affair with Smooth Jazz music and began to record some tracks to explore this new musical style. Rocco recorded, arranged and produced a CD "Tribute To Grover Washington, Jr." in memory of the late, great saxophone player, which brought him to the attention of American music producer Bruce Nazarian (Anita Baker, Millie Scott, the Automatix)

Rocco's first recordings were instrumental in making Rocco a household name on Smooth Jazz stations across the Internet!

Now, Rocco's new recordings are available, featuring his brilliant performances on classic Smooth Jazz songs, like his NUMBER ONE track, Soulful Strut, as well as his own compositions, including the soulful and haunting "I Receive Your Love".

Today, Rocco's smooth soulful style is a benchmark for European smooth-jazz saxophone players. Ventrella himself admits: "I like soul, rhythm and blues, funky and jazz. David Sanborn, Gerald Albright, Eric Marienthal, Everette Harp and the great Grover Washington, Jr. have all been my inspirations for the last ten years..."

We happily welcome you to listen to Rocco Ventrella's new "Give Me The Groove" CD - we believe you will meet here a contemporary jazz artist of the new generation who is without equal!

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Nick

I like very much it!
A very great album Rocco Ventrella made! I knew him on Internet and heard his fantastic music. A very masterpiece!!! Ventrella deserve all the success and I'm sure that him'll get it!
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Dave Koz

"...a unique sound, a wonderful melodic sense..."
“Rocco’s already receiving some well-deserved attention for his debut CD (Give Me The Groove) in the form of national radio play. He has a unique sound, a wonderful melodic sense and a great ability to communicate on his instrument. I’m looking forward to hearing where he goes in the future — it looks bright to me!” Dave Koz
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Everette HArp

Rocco! Rocco! Rocco!
One can only smile when hearing the music of Rocco Ventrella. The joy of the music that exudes from his soul is undeniable. His passion for smooth jazz is so obvious with every note he plays. This cd is truly representative of this joy and passion. Thanks Rocco for your love of the music!
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Jackie Anderson - WJAB

WHAT A PLEASURE!
What a pleasure listening to Rocco Ventrella's "Give Me The Groove"! He clearly puts his signature on each tune of this 11-track CD, which is quite enjoyable. My favorites include: "Alleria", "On The Night", "Sensuality" & "I Receive Your Love". You'll certainly discover your own favorites, when you check out this CD.

Jackie Anderson - WJAB
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dkumy


me encanta todo el cd entero y me siento agradecida de oirlo. un saludo.felicidades!
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Smoothnewz

Incredible! Fabulous!! A 'must have'!
GIVE ME THE GROOVE is a heartfelt testament to Grover Washington Jr.'s legacy in the Smooth Jazz world. You can hear the love in every note of each Grover cover...but it's with his own compositions that I think Rocco Ventrella really shines! My favorites have got to be the tender "Sensuality," the soulful "On the Night" and his passionate "I Receive Your Love"...but for first-time listeners to this Italian saxophonist, ya gotta appreciate his phenomenal work on "Soulful Strut" and "Feel Like Making Love" as they are simply incredible! If you love sax, this is a MUST for anyone's Smooth Jazz library. Belissimo, Rocco! Give me more grooves like this one!
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Jazzman AZ

SO SMOOTH!!!
This CD is just so smooth,smoother then silk,fine as wine, and cooler then a ocean breeze. If you don't have this CD you better run to the music store and get it.
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MARCUS DICKERSON

GOOD MUSIC IS NEVER RUSHED.....
GOOD MUSIC IS NEVER RUSHED. ALLERIA IN PARTICULAR EMBODIES THE INERSECTION OF SERENITY, PEACE AND WELL-BEING. CLOSE YOUR EYES AND LISTEN TO ALLERIA AND YOU WILL BE WRITING A FOLLOW-UP TO THIS REVIEW. ENJOY THE RIDE....THANKS ROCCO.....

MARCUS DICKERSON
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Robert Kowalski


Rocco, If this is your first CD, you are off the a great start. You have such great style. I would would love to hear some tenor sounds too. Thanks for the grooves and keep it up. Bob K. Derby, CT. USA
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LMR Hot Music Reviews

The Sweet Serving of Sensual Sax!
If Bari is truly the home of St. Nicholas, then Santa "Give Me the Groove," because Rocco Ventrella is simply a delicious gift waiting for the whole world to unwrap before, during and after any holiday season. Thanks to internet radio, CD Baby, and My Space Music, almost anyone can discover this gemstone of smooth jazz who hails from the eastern shores of Italy's infamous boot; and, from 5,000 miles away, oooh Rocco, "I Receive Your Love." Soft and yielding, the Ventrella style is easy and breathless. "Sensuality" just sits yours truly down by the fire with a glass of Dolce Naturale contemplating who among my many admirers might be worthy of a sensual call followed by a long weekend of unforgettable passion. Could it be the beguiling siren of Rocco's unforgettable sax…because it is as sweet as the grapes that signature the quintessence of modern Italy. "On the Night" with Rocco's melting melodies is exactly what I had in mind. Even "Mr. Grover" is a top of the line tribute to Grover Washington Jr.; accomplished by blending the classic with lounge nuance that is artfully aged to perfection. But bringing "Soulful Strut" into the 21st Century without obliterating the vintage quality of the chords takes skill, and this musician follows the contours of the traditional sound while pulsating volumes of his own flow into a song loved by all. Rocco Ventrella's songs are an aristocratic smooth jazz journey that invites the imagination to float back and forth through time savoring each moment while tasting the "fruits" of his musical soul.
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