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Wide Sound presents

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Giuseppe Continenza,Vic Juris, Dominique Di Piazza, Pietro Iodice

"SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN"

CD'S LIST

1 STELLA BY STARLIGHT 
2 INTRO WE WILL MEET AGAIN 
3 WE WILL MEET AGAIN 
4 SO WHAT 
5 ALONE TOGHETER 
6 SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN 
7 ESTATE 
8 FOOTPRINTS 
9 SPAIN 
10 FREE BLUES 

 

Jardis Records presents

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Vic Juris & Giuseppe Continenza

"JOURNEY"

CD'S LIST

1 BLUE BOSSA  (Kenny Dorham)
2 BLUES IN THE CLOSET  (Oscar Pettiford)
3 SUMMERTIME  (George Gershwin)
4 ISN'T SHE LOVELY  (Stevie Wonder)
5 IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD  (Duke Ellington)
6 MISTER P.C.  (John Coltrane)
7 HOW INSENSITIVE  (A. C. Jobim)
8 OLEO  (Sonny Rollins)
9 ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE  (Jerome Kern)
10 AUTUMN LEAVES  (Kosma/Mercer)
Guitarist Ed Bickert, upon being asked how he selected the tunes for a set of music, replied that he simply used the five B's; a Bossa, a Blues, a Bop tune, a Ballad and a Burner. Journey encompasses all of the elements of a great set of music, including the five B's, performed in a mutual exchange of joy, and yes, every tune exudes a passion and love of the music that makes each one a Burner. Journey is an apt title for this recording, considering that it represents the fruition of a long road for Giuseppe Continenza, who travelled from his home in Pescara, Italy to the United States in 1990 to study at the Guitar Institute of Technology. After mentoring with Joe Diorio and other great guitarists, he returned to Italy to create a space for the ascension of his musical spirit and hone the craft of playing jazz. And so it is now that many of the guitarists that were his mentors and teachers in the U.S.A., artists like Joe Diorio and Gene Bertoncini, travel to Italy to play with him.

The journey has come full circle.


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On this recording it is American veteran guitarist Vic Juris who made the journey to play with Giuseppe. Vic's dark sound and liquid lines add to the depth of this recording, and provide a wonderful foil to Giuseppe's crystalline sounding guitar. Journey is also an appropriate title for the interaction between these two very giving musicians, with every solo unfolding as a joyful outing along paths free from the weeds of ego, with surprises around each bend. Check out the use of the nylon string guitar played by Vic on Summertime and How Insensitive, and Giuseppe on Isn't She Lovely and the intro to All the Things You Are.

There is something intangible about music that communicates on this level, something that allows repeated listening and the sense of discovering something new each time. Perhaps it is the intrinsic joy in the playing of these two great guitarists, or perhaps it is the mutual acceptance of the music that carries them along. However it is defined, Journey offers a spirited flight with two expert pilots in the cockpit, first class all the way.

Roy Patterson

Quotes about Journey 

“Giuseppe Continenza & Vic Juris are one of the best pair in jazz music. Amazing talent, great melodies, incredible technique & armonic concepts; they are definitely born with the guitar in their hands…” Gene Bertoncini (University of New York,U.S.A., Wayne    Shorter, Benny Goodman, Paul Desmond)
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“Giuseppe Continenza & Vic Juris, a marriage made in heaven. One of the finest guitar duo ever…” Jimmy Bruno (Frank Sinatra, Concord Jazz Recording Artist)
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“wonderful standards played with lots of heart and terrific interplay…”  Jack Wilkins (Ray Charles, Charlie Mingus, Dizzy Gillespie, etc)
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"Together, Giuseppe and Vic are THE voice of jazz guitar. Their endless creativity is a delightful gift to players, listeners &makers” Bob Benedetto (Fender/Guild-Benedetto Guitars)
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"...one of the best cd I heard in years, two great master of jazz music..."

Hank Garland (Guitarist who played and recorded from Elvis Presley to Charlie Parker)
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