Born in Rom Francesco Polito decided at the age of 11 to play his favorite instrument, the saxophone. After his move to Naples he received a master in jazz music and improvisation at the Music Conservatory “San Pietro a Majella”.
He was involved in CD projects of Don Backy, Carmelo Zappulla and Enzo Polito. Inspired by saxophonists like Boney James, Dave Koz, Euge Groove, Richard Elliot, his decision to create his own smooth jazz album was rather easy.
His debut album Trip was released May 29, 2020 on AlfaMusic. Unlike his label mate Gianni Vancini Francesco Polito is accompanied by Italian musicians especially from the family environment. Details about the accompanying musicians can be found in the credits.
The album opens with the title song. Trip approaches melodically dangerously to Careless Whisper of the group Wham. The crispy vibrations are unmistakable. When you search for the typical smooth jazz urban hype, then In Your Eyes shows more the Italian alternative.
Just Woke Up shows a refreshing approach in a gripping way that enthuse the listener. Martina appeals with romantic flavor reserved for the best hour of the day. With Freedom Francesco jumps stylistically over the pond to inhale the American view of smooth jazz.
In recent years Dubai has made a name for itself as a hip venue for its own Smooth Jazz Festival. What could be more natural than to dedicate an own song to this interesting city with Midnight In Dubai. With Mediterranean Nights Francesco draws the trump card of the geographical position, which animates to exquisite music.
Summer Memories reveals more of Francesco's Italian flair well supported by a nice synth solo. In terms of musical structure, Back In Town is a secret favorite. A Testa in Giù means in English Heads Down, an emotive piece of work with a surprising accordion solo.
Francesco Polito has laid the foundation for a successful solo career with Trip, whereby he has obviously chosen his own path.