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Toty Viola | Jazzissimo!

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by Toty Viola

10-time Grammy award winning artist, George Benson said this about Jazzissimo! "Toty is a dedicated Jazz Master with the kind of emotional and romantic input that comes from an Italian-born "artista".
Genre: Jazz: Crossover Jazz
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1. Libero Nell' Aria
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2. To Mr. Tiggs
4:24 $0.99
3. Dedicated to Natalie Cole
4:58 $0.99
4. Senza Fine
4:42 $0.99
5. El Mar
6:38 $0.99
6. Estate
7:15 $0.99
7. L'Appuntamento
4:16 $0.99
8. E Penso A Te
6:01 $0.99
9. Webb City
3:46 $0.99
10. Oleodotti a Sudest
4:13 $0.99
11. Bonus Track: Angels in NY
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Album Notes
T h e decision to make this recording
came after a fireside chat in Aspen, Colorado with
my friend and founder of The Manhattan Transfer, Tim Hauser.
I asked his direction on what would be a good style of recording for me
to undertake. He urged me to utilize my European musical quality and style in the
recording. His words stuck, and I began to develop a CD where I could share this
aspect of my musical identity with the listener. I am proud to present you
with Jazzissimo! I hope you will gain from it a greater understanding of
who I am as an artist as well as my personal style and jazz influence.
Jazzisimo! is a compilation of some of my favorite Italian songs, some Traditional
Jazz and some Contemporary Jazz sounds with my spin on the arrangements. I
used my thumb rather than a pick on the entire recording to achieve a pure and
natural sound inspired to me by Wes Montgomery and George Benson.
To all those who collaborated on this recording, I am appreciative
and thrilled that I had the opportunity to work with
you. It goes without saying that this CD would
not have been possible without the love and support
of many friends and family members.
A special thank you goes out to:
Tim Hauser, who suggested I return to my European roots to create...
• George Benson, my mentor and friend.
• Al and Gabrielle Rinaldi who gave me a head start on the recording in honor
of their late son, Michael.
• Thank you to the great musician & Jazz journalist, Claudio Lo Cascio,
for the inspiration to include the Sicilian Folk song, Oleodotti a Sudest.
• My wife, Mary Ann, who motivated me to continue the recording of this CD.
• My daughters, Tamara, Monica, Valentina and Bella whom I love and
adore with all my heart and soul.

This recording is dedicated to the memory of my mother, Benedetta.

Mille Grazie and God Bless,
Toty Viola



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