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New Review by MusicDish

Posted in Cd Release, Reviews, Spaccacuore Single with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2010 by bottabass

This is the review of my version of “Spaccacuore” featured on US e-journal “MusicDish” and “Mi2N.com”. Enjoy it!!

Alessandro Bottura Is Back With A Brand New Release After Enjoying Great Success With His Debut Album, Morning Grooves, Which Was Released In March 2009 To Rave Reviews By Both Critics And Fans.

Alessandro Bottura is back with a brand new release after enjoying great success with his debut album, Morning Grooves, which was released in March 2009 to rave reviews by both critics and fans. Bottura’s latest track, “Spaccacuore” is a medium tempo groove that speaks of unrequited love and the pain that accompanies it. The constant “wah wah” on the guitar pedaling into a syncopated piano figure is a good backdrop for Bottura’s vocals which have a great smoky (and I might also add “sexy”) sound. In fact, this particular vocal performance reminds me of Phil Collins.

Bottura, a multi-talented multi-instrumentalist (piano, guitar, drums and bass) does a great job with this song, originally recorded by Samuele Bersani in 2004, and then again in 2009 by Laura Pausini, who took it to new heights. The four piece rhythm section features a nice electric bass solo on the breakdown between verses. Morning Grooves both introduced Bottura and solidified him as a bonifide rock/pop/jazz musician with talent to stand the test of time – not an easy feat in the music industry. Bottura has been compared to Jaco Pastorius, an American jazz musician and composer who was widely known for his skills as an electric bass guitarist, and his performance on “Spaccacuore” only reinforces that parallel. The tune is solid, enjoyable though melancholy, and while it may be classified as adult contemporary rock, it is infused with a hint of jazz flavor for spice. “Spaccacuore” builds to a layered background with vocal harmonies and power fuzz guitar chords before fading to a nice finish.
Michele Wilson-Morris, MusicDish

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New Single Release: “Spaccacuore”!

Posted in Cd Release, Spaccacuore Single with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2010 by bottabass

This week has been released the new single “Spaccacuore”, an english cover of the beatiful italian tune by Samuele Bersani.
The song has been re-arranged with a new jazz-funk twist and a groovy bass solo, plus it features my first vocal performance ever!
Check it out on iTunes or on CDBaby!

The cover

Alessandro Bottura: Bass, lead and backing vocals, lead and rhythm guitars, piano, synth and drum prodramming

New Review by MovimentiProg Magazine

Posted in Cd Release, Morning Grooves, Reviews with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by bottabass

Brand new “Morning Grooves” review appeared on italian magazine “MovimentiProg”

Enjoy it and stay tuned for more!

“Mind, Passion And Instinct: the triptych “Mind, Passion and Instinct”- the title of one of the songs that make up this disc – seems to be the compass that guides the work of Alessandro Bottura. The little genius of progressive fusion and funky colors, the young musician from Modena is more than a bassist: composer and instrumentalist, has created this intriguing debut album “Morning Grooves” in complete solitude.
After having the experience in groups such as NoLogo and Landslide Ladies, Bottura studied in the USA with Jeff Berlin and returned back to Italy where he received more endorsements. The meeting with the manager Mark A. Forrest back in the States and through Las Vegas they have launched their project to the world. The hard fact is that they are enjoying wide international radio shows and good music reviews.
The secret? The balance between the different components: the technical element is subordinate to the objectives clearly defined, the emotional balance of virtuosity, funk soul and warms the typical jazz-fusion solutions, often diverted into reggae and rock shores. “Out of sight,” the piece quoted at the beginning, the overwhelming “MayDay Mayhem” and “Tropical Night” mixing different influences (from jazz-rock as “flesh” of the ’70s nu-jazz to contemporary, from Weather Report ‘s Jaco goes to Medeski Martin & Wood), the calypso of “Quetzalcoatl” is buzzing as the eclectic funk “Stern Memories” from the vague references to Hendrix.
A fine debut album from a valuable Italian musician, who awaits a second trial, perhaps with a group that can enhance even more its project.”

Donato Zoppo
Movimenti Prog

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New Release – “Morning Grooves – Special Digital Edition”

Posted in Cd Release, Morning Grooves SDE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2010 by bottabass

Finally the new album is out! The new release of Morning Grooves contains the remixes and the remasterings of all the nine tracks included in the previous “Morning Grooves” plus two brand new releases, “Gotta pay!” and “Hope After All”.

Here’s the complete tracklist:
1. Out Of Sight RMX (Rough BX3 Solo Edit)
2. Mind, Passion & Instinct RMX (Ozone Fixed Edit)
3. Quetzalcoatl RMX (Less Rain Edit)
4. Deaf Kids’ Disco RMX (Mark Pad Edit)
5. Sweet Tears RMX (R’n’B Groove Edit)
6. Stern Memories RMX (Hard BX3 Edit)
7. MayDay Mayhem RMX (Tied Up Edit)
8. Black Lady RMX (Dark Mood Edit)
9. Tropical Night RMX (Reggae Feel Edit)
10. Gotta Pay! (Bonus Track)
11. Hope After All (Bonus Track)

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“Morning Grooves – Special Digital Editon” – Presentation Clip

Posted in Cd Release, Morning Grooves SDE, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by bottabass

Presentation clip for “Morning Grooves – Special Digital Editon”, soon available on all the major web stores.

The album consists of the remixes of all the previous album tracks and two brand new tunes, “Gotta Pay” and “Hope After All”.

Credits:
All tracks written, arranged and played by Alessandro Bottura
Logo, Artwork and Photoshoot by Federica Castellani Tarabini
Management by Mark A. Forrest
Produced by Bucephalus Productions and Maftrust Inter Vivos
© 2010 – All right reserved

New album Coming Soon

Posted in Cd Release, Morning Grooves SDE with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 20, 2010 by bottabass

New “Morning Grooves Special Digital Edition” Remix Album with two brand new Bonus Tracks, “Gotta Pay” and “Hope After All”,  is sure to make for quite an exquisite listening experience! Available on web stores only!

New Photoshoot

Posted in Biography, Cd Release, Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2010 by bottabass

This is my brand new photoshoot, realized by Federica Castellani Tarabini.
Hope you enjoy it!