High Energy Jazz is the best way to describe Hardlogic, the precision instrumental ensemble featuring saxman, composer Paul DeLoria. Influenced by groups like The Rippingtons, Spyro Gyra, and The Brecker Brothers, the group features a cast of western New York's finest musicians including Tony Castronova on electric and acoustic guitars, Dave Pinto on Bass, Greg Gilmore on keyboards, Bob Accurso on vibes and percussion, Chris Dembeyiotis on drums, and Paul on saxes and electronic wind instrument. The group plays material drawn from an arsenal of original instrumental music spanning jazz, latin, funk, celtic, fusion and beyond.
By Michelle Picardo (2008)
Lots of CD’s crossing my desk, so let’s get to it.
Jazz is certainly in the air with the Rochester International Jazz Festival line-up squared away and anticipation growing throughout the city. Add to that some cool saxophonists with recent releases, and it is jazz central here!
Hard Logic leader, saxman Paul DeLoria dropped off the band’s exceptional new CD, Group Therapy. The all-original release is the band’s follow-up to 2006’s Anytime Anywhere, and continues their energetic foray into funky fusion. Hard Logic is already receiving international praise for their efforts, with a nice little feature in Italian mag, Emmek!
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