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Fabrizio Sotti

Driven by the dynamic interplay between Fabrizio Sotti's colorful electric and acoustic guitar and Sam Barsh's bluesy Hammond B-3 organ, the Italian born artist/composer's highly anticipated E1 Music debut Inner Dance beautifully recalls the spirit of the mid-60s albums by his guitar hero Wes Montgomery and organ great Jimmy Smith. As inspired as the recording sounds, it may surprise longtime Sotti fans--and jazz guitar enthusiasts new to his multi-faceted vibe--that he originally conceived his first solo album since 2004's Through My Eyes as a more traditional trio project. In a true sign of these technologically advanced times that Montgomery could never have fathomed, it was a computer hard drive failure- and the complete loss of the album's original sessions-that gave rise to one of the most compelling jazz recordings of the year.

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“With an abundance of infectious grooves and catchy hooks, Inner Dance proves to be a listener-friendly affair with Sotti staking claim as a guitarist with whom to be reckoned.” ​- John Barron, All About Jazz

“On [Inner Dance], Sotti shows great talent and technique on both amplified and acoustic guitars.” ​- Larry Taylor, All About Jazz

“On Inner Dance, Sotti does not refashion or rethink jazz. Rather, he creates accessible and cordial contemporary jazz material.” ​- Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition

“Italian jazz-guitar hero Fabrizio Sotti may have been better known for his hip-hop productions rather than his own music, but that should change with the release ofInner Dance

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Albums

Forty
Forty
Incipit Records
2016
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Right Now
Right Now
Sotti Records
2013
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Inner Dance
Inner Dance
E1 Music
2010
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Through My Eyes
Casa Del Jazz
2004
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[no cover]
This World Upside Down
Casa Del Jazz
1999
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