A new ensemble from KEEPtheGROOVE
Mike Di Lorenzo piano, keyboards; Bob Malach tenor sax; Vinnie Cutro trumpet; Frank Valdes - percussion
With the debut release of his new cd titled Urbanized, pianist/composer Mike Di Lorenzo introduces a fresh and intriguing contemporary instrumental sound combining elements of jazz and R&B, with Latin and nu-jazz elements.
11 fresh contemporary original compositions are featured, along with a cover version of Stevie Wonder’s "Too High" which is regularly featured on:
"Chill with Chris Botti" and
"The Groove Boutique"
airing on WQCD, NYC and other syndicated stations across the country.
Quotes: With such experience and expertise one would expect the product to be good and it's all of that and more... ... the originality of some of the music and the virtuosity that Mike Di Lorenzo brings to it. www.smoothjazznow.com
I dig Di Lorenzo's playing style; he should indeed draw well-deserved attention not only his playing but also his overall composition and production savvy. www.smooth-jazz.de
takes us back to the 70’s soul jazz years - particularly those when players were mixing acoustic and electric instrumentation, yet doing so in a warm and open manner. www.dustygroove.com
Big ups to Mike Di Lorenzo! Urbanized, is a phenomenal CD. It’s edgy and sophisticated, yet totally approachable! www.jazzmonthly.com