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Press Release Category Entertainment - Radio - Kmartin Release Date: July 17, 2009

The New "Morning Grooves" Album Reviewed By Extra Music Magazine, Recipient Of RadioIndy GrIndie Award, And Tuneshout's 1st Place Stage Winner Alessandro Bottura


By Kmartin
July 17, 2009
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RadioIndy is pleased to present Alessandro Bottura with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Morning Grooves"

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.

-Shaun H. and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team



PR9.NET July 17, 2009 - 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 & Instinct" 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. Alessio Scicolone- Extra Music Magazine

"The artist from Modena proposes a hot and sophisticated work. Maybe just too much for the barbaric and rough tastes of Supporto Italiano, but in a way, advisable for whom has the luck to have 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 record is the synthesis of the bassist's enterprising research. It comes out under the overview of Maftrust Inter Vivos of Las Vegas.

A curriculum rich and full-bodied that comes out from the composition exposed on this Morning Grooves. Alessandro Bottura, between straight funk and fusion virtuosity, gives wonderful hyper-technical attacks attended by research and bright and expressive solutions.

It won't be the record of the century, but our brave bass player knows his stuff and will certainly make talk about him in future. Vote: 8,5/10″ - Fabrizio Maulu -

Three of the songs from the album "Morning Grooves" are available for DJ's and Radio Stations to download online at AirPlay Direct:

http://www.airplaydirect.com/AlessandroBottura



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