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Progressive Jazz Bassist Alessandro Bottura Flirts With Metal, Embraces Rock, Loves Funk, And Gets His Groove On With R&B In The New "Morning Grooves Special Digital Edition" With Acknowledgment Nods To Pastorius, Scofield, And Stern! M A Forrest for "Morning Grooves" Special Digital Edition Includes two brand new tracks, "Gotta Pay" and "Hope ...
New Review by MovimentiProg Magazine
Brand new “Morning Grooves” review appeared on Italian magazine “MovimentiProg”
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“Mind, Passion And Instinct: the triptych “Mind, Passion and Instinct”- the title of one of the songs that make up this disc – seems to be the compass that guides the work of Alessandro Bottura. The little genius of progressive fusion and funky colors, the young musician from Modena is more than a bassist: composer and instrumentalist, has created this intriguing debut album “Morning Grooves” in complete solitude.
After having the experience in groups such as NoLogo and Landslide Ladies, Bottura studied in the USA with Jeff Berlin and returned back to Italy where he received more endorsements. The meeting with the manager Mark A. Forrest back in the States and through Las Vegas they have launched their project to the world. The hard fact is that they are enjoying wide international radio shows and good music reviews.
The secret? The balance between the different components: the technical element is subordinate to the objectives clearly defined, the emotional balance of virtuosity, funk soul and warms the typical jazz-fusion solutions, often diverted into reggae and rock shores.”Out of sight,” the piece quoted at the beginning, the overwhelming “MayDay Mayhem” and “Tropical Night” mixing different influences (from jazz-rock as “flesh” of the ’70s nu-jazz to contemporary, from Weather Report ‘s Jaco goes to Medeski Martin & Wood), the calypso of “Quetzalcoatl” is buzzing as the eclectic funk “Stern Memories” from the vague references to Hendrix.
A fine debut album from a valuable Italian musician, who awaits a second trial, perhaps with a group that can enhance even more its project.”
Alessandro Bottura is back with a brand new release after enjoying great success with his debut album, Morning Grooves, which was released in March 2009 to rave reviews by both critics and fans. Bottura’s latest track,“Spaccacuore” is a medium tempo groove that speaks of unrequited love and the pain that accompanies it. The constant “wah wah” on the guitar pedaling into a syncopated piano figure is a good backdrop for Bottura’s vocals which have a great smoky (and I might also add “sexy”) sound. In fact, this particular vocal performance reminds me of Phil Collins. Bottura, a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, drums and bass) does a great job with this song, originally recorded by Samuele Bersani in 2004, and then again in 2009 by Laura Pausani, who took it to new heights. The four piece rhythm section features a nice electric bass solo on the breakdown between verses. Morning Grooves both introduced Bottura and solidified him as a bonifide rock/pop/jazz musician with talent to stand the test of time – not an easy feat in the music industry. Bottura has been compared to Jaco Pastorius, an American jazz musician and composer who was widely known for his skills as an electric bass guitarist, and his performance on “Spaccacuore” only reinforces that parallel. The tune is solid, enjoyable though melancholy, and while it may be classified as adult contemporary rock, it is infused with a hint of jazz flavor for spice.“Spaccacuore” builds to a layered background with vocal harmonies and power fuzz guitar chords before fading to a nice finish.- Michele Wilson-Morris, MusicDish
The multi-talented Italian Bass Player Alessandro Bottura has released a remix of his CD entitled "Morning Grooves," which features his RadioIndy chart-topping single "MayDay Mayhem RMX." The album contains eleven smooth fusion songs of rock, jazz, and pop instrumentals, including another radio favorite "Stern Memories RMX" that has listeners mesmerized when they hear the hard hitting bass playing reminiscent of the Jaco Pastorius masterpieces of early 70's.
"Morning Grooves Special Digital Edition" was recorded in Modena, Italy and co-produced via the internet through collaboration with Mark A. Forrest, Artist Manager in the entertainment mecca that is Las Vegas where Mark, owner of Maftrust Inter Vivos, has continued to earn praise for his previously discovered artist's to top the Charts in the United States.
Throughout the recording process fans around the world have awaited this remix of Alessandro's debut album as he has earned significant interest on an international level by being a very popular and listened to artist on the Last.fm music website. The song "MayDay Mayhem" stood at #1 on the RadioIndy charts in the U.S. while simultaneously also being #1 on the ReverbNation charts for Italy in 2009. Alessandro Bottura's new CD "Morning Grooves Special Digital Edition" is currently available through iTunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody, Amazon.com and Napster.
"Morning Grooves" Reviewed by RadioIndy.com
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
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 -
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