Marcello Pellitteri – Aquarius WomanDecember 6, 2016 / No Comments / Tags: Gabrio Bevilacqua, George Garzone, Lauren Kinhan, Marcello Pellitteri, Marcello Todaro, Nedleka Prescod, Orazio Maugeri, Salvatore Bonafede, thejazzpage.com, Yvonnick Prene
Drummer, composer and arranger Marcello Pellitteri once again transforms grief into a fantastic musical tribute. Aquarius Woman is Pellitteri’s second homage to his daughter who passed away in 2014. The production is a mix of originals and covers reflects the father’s desire to convey the positive energy of his daughter. Nicely arranged renditions of tunes by Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys are joined by excellent original compositions by Pellitteri, pianist, Salvatore Bonafede, alto saxophonist Orazio Maugeri, bassist Gabrio Bevilacqua. Guest performers include tenor saxophonists George Garzone and Rino Cirinna, vocalists Nedleka Prescod and Lauren Kinhan and Yvonnick Prene on harmonica. Guitarist Marcello Todaro is also featured on spoken word, as is the voice of Veronica Pellitteri, the heart and soul of this wonderful recording .
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Tracks: Chasin’ The Tone, Longing, Aquarius Woman, Remind to Live, Villeneuve, Prelude to If I Ain’t Got You, If I Ain’t Got You, Twenty Three, Colors on Your Face, Absolute Beginner, Saxando, Ribbon In The Sky, Strange Light .