Jazz guitarist, composer and producer FABRIZIO SOTTI has been a creative force on the New York City music scene since moving there from Italy over 20 years ago. Spanning the spectrums of jazz (Cassandra Wilson, Roy Hargrove, John Patitucci), hip-hop (Ghostface Killah, Q-Tip, Tupac Shakur) and pop music (Whitney Houston, Jennifer Lopez, Zucchero), FABRIZIO has a chameleon-like nature that allows him to genuinely plug himself into any musical landscape.
“I agree with Duke Ellington in his assessment that there are only two kinds of music, good and bad, and I choose not to discriminate by genre,” says Fabrizio. “I am truly a jazz musician by training and nature, but I think what sets me apart from the typical jazz guy is that I also love writing and producing in other realms and do both in a professional way, giving my all and being true to both myself and the artists I work with.”
RIGHT NOW, released by his label Sotti Entertainment in conjunction with Red River Entertainment, is Fabrizio’s first studio album to fully-embrace his diverse musical tastes, and features a stellar lineup of special guests including Zucchero, Shaggy, Res, Ice-T, M1 (of Dead Prez), Claudia Acuna, Melanie Fiona, Algebra Blesset and a rising star from Sweden, Isabella Lundgren.
released May 14, 2013
All songs Produced and Arranged by Fabrizio Sotti
Recorded by John Fischbach at Sotti Studio New York, NY in February 2012
Additional recordings by Simone “Kemo” Tonsi and Fabrizio Sotti at Sotti Studio New York, NY between March and November 2012
Mixed by John Fishbach, assistant engineer Wisley Fontenot, at Piety Studio New Orleans, LA December 1-3 2012
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf Sound Februray 2013
Photography by Marco Glaviano
Artwork by Goliath
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