Starting the new year with a new cd entitled "Soul To Soul". This was a lot of fun putting this together with some great musicians who are also great friends. This all instrumental recording takes me back to some of my favorite styles of music playing piano, hammond, rhodes and even melodica. There is some fantastic percussion work from Frank Valdes which adds the necessary spice that we sometimes do not hear in today's music. The ease of bouncing ideas off each other was very inspiring and thus reflected in the title of the cd. From latin funk to organ swing to somewhat smooth contemporary jazz, we hope you like it as much as we do!
Mike DiLorenzo - piano, organ, rhodes, melodica, accordian, synthesizers
Frank Valdes - percussion, congas
Vinnie Cutro - trumpet
Mark Friedman - alto sax
Willy Dalton - guitar
Joel Rosenblatt - virtual drumming
Kevin Blackler - mastering, Brooklyn, NY
<------ Click on album cover for an audio sampling
MIKE DiLORENZO with Frank Valdes Soul To Soul Keep The Groove
Veteran New York based keyboardist Mike DiLorenzo may be classically trained, but his eclectic career is driven by jazz, R&B and Latin music. SOUL TO SOUL, his new album featuring percussionist Frank Valdes, runs the glorious gamut from Latin funk to organ swing to smooth, contemporary jazz. Using a cool array of unique instruments (including Rhodes, melodica and accordion), the sound is a jazzy blend of street beats and melodic improvisation making SOUL TO SOUL a cool, connected musical experience from two amazingly soulful musicians. ~JONATHAN WIDRAN.
The New Yorker MIKE DiLorenzo in this country is still one of the lesser-known jazz musicians. The pianist and organist has this time teamed with percussionist FRANK VALDES and a wonderful modern Latin Jazz Album released. "Soul To Soul" is expected especially genre fans like that have a passion for the music of both unfortunately already deceased and unrelated Puerto Rican Palmieri (Eddie and Charlie). Is supplemented staffing of Vinnie Cutro (trumpet solo class in the opener and title track as well as in free-jazzy "Three Views Of A Secret"), Mark Friedman (saxophone), Willy Dalton (guitar) and John Hughes (bass).
Other highlights include the Mediterranean grooving "Parisian Lights" in swinging cha-clock - here the bandleader primarily serves the accordion - the cover of written by Ramsey Lewis "Earth, Wind & Fire" -Klassikers "Sun Goddess"and the smooth -jazzig chill end "Santorini", where in addition to the superb DiLorenzo played Hammond organ unpacks the melodica.
You are welcome, we really like your latest album!
President SwissGroove Webradio
Wholy Shit! Mike, love the CD.... Actually opening our "Crossroads of Jazz" with -2- tracks from the disc. . . The program is broadcast Saturday's Noon-2:00pm e.s.t. (encore broadcast Sunday's 10:00pm)
I've attached a Coverage Map of our FM Signal... PLUS, WVCR-FM is a member of the iHeartRadio Network of radio stations. . .
Any future show dates here in the Northeast? Always happy to support this truly American form of Music! Hope you're having a great Summer!!!!
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Disc rec’d, it debuted last Monday the 18th during our New Music Monday segment. I reported it as an add to Jazz Week and it will go into rotation beginning next weekend. Nice recording, radio friendly, finger snappin’ good
jazz89KUVO 89.3FM DENVER, 89.7FM BRECKENRIDGE, KVJZ 88.5FM VAIL
Thanks for writing. I am interested in receiving a physical copy with notes of "Soul To Soul"
for airplay at WWSP. The sampler was brilliant.
Thanks for including WWSP in the loop.
Jazz/World Music Director
I run the web site for the International Archives for the Jazz Organ (IAJO),
pls check it @ http://www.iajo.org
I stumbled over your recent CD Soul To Soul, and I 'd like to set up a profile
on the IAJO web site.
The International Archives for the Jazz Organ
Mike, Thanks for the shoutout we do have you in Hot hits rotation at our stations in the Smooth jazz Florida Network.
Thanks Doug Sinclair
Smooth Jazz Florida WSJF-DB
Your music with that organ is a magnetic attraction for all listeners. Keep it coming the world needs to be distressed.
JAZZ WCLK 91.9 FM, Atlanta
New York-based artist Mike DiLorenzo brews eclectic blend of Latin, R&B, and contemporary jazz on new album. Multi-faceted musician Mike DiLorenzo takes his listeners to a riveting roulette of rhythms in his new album Soul to Soul. Fusing Latin funk, organ swing and smooth jazz with modern twists, each of these tracks has a distinct flavor of its own. DiLorenzo bridges modern and classic tunes with a clever use of synthesizers including a unique take on a popular EDM hit. Using a cool array of unique instruments (including Rhodes, melodica and accordion) in addition to hammond and piano throughout, the sound is a jazzy blend of street beats and melodic improvisation.
An excellent re- interpretation of some classic Jazz.
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Featured on "The Politics of Rhythm" compilation CD from JAZZIZ Magazine September 2016, The Fall Collection.