Ada Rovatti’s new work has been maturing over the last few years, since her last recording as a leader is dated 2009. As the cover and title suggest, this project explores all of Ada’s personalities and this kind of variety is a trademark of her writing and playing.
On this recording a stellar line up of musicians support the project. Guests like Randy Brecker, Adam Rogers, Dean Brown, Zach Brock, and Anne Drummond, all bring the music to inspired heights, and with the strong rhythmic support generated by Janek Gwizdala, Oli Rockberger, Leo Genovese and drummer Dana Hawkins, all the musicians deliver outstanding performances exploring the Jazz, Funk, Rock, and Latin idioms.
This CD contains 7 originals tunes penned Ms. Rovatti, each one of them representing different sides of Ada’s love for music and two tunes that she rearranged for the recording: “Smile” by Charlie Chaplin, and borrowed from the rock repertoire, a cutting edge version of “Stairways to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
After studying at Berklee College of Music, Italian born saxophonist, composer and arranger Ada Rovatti moved to Paris before landing in New York City. She performed and recorded with artists such as: Randy Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Victor Bailey, Aretha Franklin, Miroslav Vitous, John McLaughlin, Mike Stern, James Moody Jon Faddis, Don Alias, just to name few.
She also played on the Grammy winning CD by Randy Brecker –“34th n’ Lex”–ESC Records (best Contemporary Jazz Album of 2003) and on the acclaimed CD of John McLaughlin “Industrial Zen”(2006) She also appeared as a musician in the movie ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ featuring Julia Roberts.
She recently was part of the Brecker Brothers Band Reunion with whom she recorded a double DVD/CD released in 2014 on Piloo Records.
As a band leader she has released 5 CDs: Ada Rovatti & The Elephunk Band – For Rent (2003),Under The Hat (2003) Airbop (2006) Green Factor (2009) and the current Disguise (2014)
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