Mid-2012, Mark de Clive Lowe got in touch with us and said we really needed to check out this Italian drummer he was playing with, out in Italy. His name was Tommaso Cappellato. We were immediately intrigued, however we certainly were not expecting what we heard.
Eager to know more, we made the connection and were stunned to hear the story of how, whilst living in New York, Tommaso was taken under the wing of the legendary Harry Whitaker.
Yes, THAT Harry Whitaker, of 'Black Renaissance' fame.
Tommaso and his sublime outfit Astral Travel, have created a musical work with depth and texture, that takes you on a journey out of this world. COSM'ETHIC is a thoughtfully constructed dedication to the late Harry Whitaker, steeped in the sensibilities of deep spiritual jazz, yet futuristic and fresh in its execution. Suffice to say, we jumped at the chance to put out this album and let you share in Tommaso & Astral Travel's fine musical tribute.
released July 22, 2013
Tommaso Cappellato (drums)
Alessia Obino (voice)
Anna Maria Dalla Valle (flute & alto flute)
Paolo Corsini (piano, rhodes, moog & oberheim synthetizers)
Marco Privato (double bass)
Chauncey Yearwood (spoken words on "Consciousness" & "Space &
Yah Supreme (spoken words on "Space & Time")
Produced by Tommaso Cappellato
Co-produced by Max Trisotto
Recorded by Max Trisotto on February 9-10 2013 at True Colours Studio, Padova - ITALY
Chauncey Yearwood & Yah Supreme vocal tracks recorded by Andy Barlow at Tiki Village Studio, Brooklyn, NY- USA
Mixed & Mastered by Max Trisotto
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This album is dedicated to the memory of pianist, composer, arranger and producer Harry Whitaker.
Thanks to: Alessia Obino, Anna Maria Dalla Valle, Paolo Corsini, Marco Privato, Adam "Rock" Moses, Justin "Top Rock" McKenzie, Bunny Bread, Enrico Crivellaro aka "Volcov", Max Trisotto, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Emi Onishi, Rabih Beaini aka "Morphosis", Mauro Santinello, Chauncey Yearwood, Yah Supreme, Andy Barlow, Dego, Kaidi Tatham, Akwasi Mensah, Theo Parrish, Patrick Gibin, Alessandro Zamperini.