Dominic Amato - Fresh From The Groove
Dominic still performs with Turning Point and also the group Sacred Soul, furthermore with talented vocalists as Khani Cole. Dominic's debut album is entitled Fresh From The Groove (2009) and released by nuGroove Records.
Keyboardist/producer Michael Broening, who recently produced Marion Meadow's album Secrets (2009), is also producer, programmer and keyboardist on Dominic's album. Further musicians joining this project are Mel Brown (bass), Freddie Fox, Paul David, Thano Sahnas (guitars), John Herrera (percussion) and some more.
The connection between
Marion Meadows, Michael Broening and Dominic Amato produce Exciting
Times. All three musicians know the groove and how to realize this
magnetic swing. Elegant, smooth and professional. Nico's Smile is a
relaxed tune with rhythmical emphasis.
On Jamaica you certainly await some reggae, but this tune is absolutely Hip-Hop influenced. Thano Sahnas and Dominic perform a convincing and captivating tune. My first choice.
Sweetness and romance combines the slow ballade Still Here With You. Mario Mendevil, who performed with Nelson Rangell and Jay Soto, composed this song together with Dominic and accompanies with great layers on piano and B3.
The easy going Jazzy's Flow reveals a splendid performance of Dominic and Michael on an attractive shuffle beat. Out the Gate is a good opportunity for Dominic to play soprano, alto and tenor sax in an overdub procedure.
Letsjuschill is the right stuff for chilling out at your desired place. Final tune of this album is My Luvsounds Juslikethis featuring anew Dominic Amato on talk box EWI. This is an EWI with a talk box attached, which digitizes the voice while one sings into the instrument. A fascinating technique which I recently heard on Mike Phillips' album.
Dominic Amato's debut
Fresh From The Groove keeps the smooth jazz genre going. Only
mesmerizing melodies can spellbound the saturated audience.