Edits & More ...
Fattorusso started his career in 1974 as a multi-instrumentalist (all
kind of sax and flute) coming from the University of Miami where he
had studied jazz. By 1979 he had played
for and performed with such stars as Bing Crosby, Shirley Bassey,
Steve Lawrence, Edie Gorme, Hal Linden, Joan Rivers, Mitzi Gaynor,
Julio Igesias, Celia Cruz,Rodney Dangerfield, Milton Berle, Henny
Youngman, Olga Guillo, Willie Chirino, Lissette, Lola Flores, Iris
Chacon, Susy Leman, Robert Carlos, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Vicki
Carr, Peter Allen and Eddie Arnold. Furthermore he backed Desi Arnez
and The Temptations. Since 1980 he is owner of a record studio in
South Florida. Since 1990 he is working with pianist Gary Farr but it
last till 2004 that he released his first album "Up All
Night". His new album "Radio Edits & More" is a
special edition of his debut album.
"What a nice problem SFR has had
with Ron's successful smooth jazz CD. There have been so many great
tracks from his debut CD that everywhere we turn, another radio
station is playing a different track! So rather than keep sending out
singles every few months, we have released a 9 track CD of radio edits
and re-mixes for the radio & TV world. We wanted to make some of
these great tracks more radio friendly for you and your listening
fans. Consider this CD as a great buffet of musical choices for you to
dive into!" comments SFR enthusiastically.
The album introduces into Ron
Fattorusso 's excellent performance with Sands of Time. Conspicuous
is Ron's affinity to the Big Band sound. He has often played with Big
Bands in the past. The horn section is arranged just in this way.
Shuffle Bop follows these
path. Great sax melody and horn background. The possibilities of overdubbing
are boundless and varied.
On Going With The Grain Ron
showcases more of his talent as composer and performer. The melody
reminds me at the chorus line of the Temptations. Full of sultry
The next two songs are variations of
the Latin moody No Es Facil. One can hear the influence of the
The title tune Up All Night incorporates
a sultry melody with a great orchestra of strings and horns.
Incredible Mitch Farber's great guitar solo on the end of the song.
Mitch is well known as a premier guitarist throughout the music world.
Recently Mitch has been working with jazz flutist Nestor Torres.
The track Grover, Thanks is a homage
at the late sax player Grover Washington
For friends of reggae Ron has created
Jamaican Blue. Certainly a song which would really fit on
smooth jazz cruises. I like that sound of steel pan.
I know You There is a slow
tune with a classic samba rhythm.
Ron Fattorusso's debut album "Up
All Night" respectively its derivative "Radio Edits and
More" are for lovers of smooth jazz in the style of great Las