Thursday, May 24, 2018

David Ambrosio - Four on the Road (FRESH SOUND NEW TALENT RECORDS 2018)

David Ambrosio, originally from the New York area, currently resides in NYC where he works as a freelance musician and educator. He leads the David Ambrosio Trio and David Ambrosio  /Russ Meissner Sextet and is the co-leader of two collaborative bands, Grupo Los Santos and 40Twenty, as well as being a part of many groups including George Schuller’s Circle Wide, the Matt Renzi Trio, Eri Yamamoto Trio and the BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra led by Jim McNeely. He has also performed with such jazz greats as pianist Kenny Werner, Buddy DeFranco, George Garzone, Joseph Jarmon and Ralph Alessi.

With degrees in Classical composition and Jazz performance, David has a broad musical palate which only became intensified by some unique travel experiences in past years. In 2001 he had the opportunity to perform in Cuba with Grupo Los Santos and Max Pollack's Rumbatap as well as to work with Afro/Cuban folkloric music and dance ensembles. Soon after that experience his interest in Afro/Cuban Bata drumming began and, consequently, for the past six years has been studying Bata with master hand drummer Carlos Gomez. On numerous occasions he has toured in Central and South East Asia on behalf of the US State Department as a performer and clinician. He has performed and recorded with members of Uzbekistan's Folk Instruments Chamber Orchestra Sogdiana and Kyrgyzstan's most acknowledged folk musicians.

01. Way Too Long So Far (David Ambrosio) 8:12
02. Fabulous Freep (Loren Stillman) 7:50
03. Melody (David Ambrosio) 9:11
04. Four on the Road (Russ Meissner) 7:22
05. Legroom (Loren Stillman) 9:56
06. Sunset Bird (Russ Meissner) 8:39

Loren Stillman (alto sax)
Russ Meissner (drums)

Recorded at Savage Lamb Studios, Salt Spring Island, Canada, March 12, 2016

Recorded & mixed by Rich Lamb
Art inspired by Invader

Produced by David Ambrosio & Russ Meissner
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol