countries to showcase on the 24/01/05;Live Upstairs at Midem at the Palais des Festivals. On this jazz world evening, an enthusiastic music industry audience and ZONE made it a night to remember, just ask around those who were there. Whos s is ZONE? Enzo Torregrossa AKA ZONE, is among the very best modern jazz players in the world. And, lucky for us, the Italian bass player, who has performed alongside masters Dizzie Gillespie and Kenneth Jackson, is back in action. His latest album, 'MADRUGADA' (dawn in Brazilian Portuguese), is a delightful collection of beautifully arranged electronic nu jazz. Featuring singer/songwriter MANOLA MICALIZZI on vocals, the album is peppered with just enough Brazilian beats to add a special tropical sparkle to your day. Enzo has won a Globo D'Oro and the Italian prize Nastro D'Argento with his film score for Italian director Gabriele Salvatores films, as well as written numerous works for Italian and French TV stations. On MADRUGADA, ZONE explores his newly found identity on technology mixing it with trademark live arrangements, cleverly mounding contemporary jazz into dance culture. Breaking new grounds in modern Latin music via songs like PENSO EM MIM (feat. singer/songwriter - MANOLA MICALIZZI), ZONE places himself high next to the peers that inspired him in the first place. Throughout the album ZONE takes us from his roots as a bass player with Lillian Terry and Dizzie to a new musical world, where innovations on 'jazz modale', Brazilian rhytms, funk and electronic music are placed together and explored for MILES and MILES...For a taste of what is a true contemporary jazz dancefloor release slap that CD on and start smiling, there's no way around it.
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Bravo....magnifico! Fabuloso!....Thank you for sharing the enticing works you've accomplished. Brazilian and latin always entice my heart and soul with such deep spiritual connections....my best to you and all those in your life...always b
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."