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
- 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