New York, New York-January 6, 2010-After the success of the 2009 release Put The Flavor On It you would think guitarist and band leader Charlie Apicella would be hard pressed to duplicate such an outstanding recording. With Sparks due to drop in March, listeners and critics alike will be heaping the praise upon the Iron City ensemble as if they were the second coming of the great funky organ bands such as Booker T. and the MGs.
This is a high standard to adhere to although Apicella and his mates seem to have no difficulty in aspiring to these great heights once thought improbable to attain after the classic period of the 70s became history.
Their second release is sure to start the Sparks flying in the jazz, R & B and blues corners throughout the world. The eclectic instrumental takes on classic tracks such as "Sookie Sookie" and "Billie Jean" will be raising eyebrows and soon find their way into many different radio friendly crossover broadcasters in brick and mortar settings and internet portals. The original compositions "Sparks", "A Decade in the Making" and "Sweet and Sounded" are proof positive of the band’s wherewithal and respect for their forefathers while paying close attention to the foundation of the music and offering something new and fresh to satisfy the critics and pull in new listeners.
"I feel Charlie’s compositions capture the flavor of our music in the 1970s where you put the groove first."-John Blake Jr. Violinist and recording artist with McCoy Tyner and Grover Washington Jr.
More information on Charlie Apicella & Iron City and their upcoming release Sparks is available on the bands website.
Contact: Jim Eigo
Company: Jazz Promo Services
Location: 269 S. Route 94, Warwick, NY 10990
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