Friday, October 28, 2016

CD Review: Alfio Re-Release "After Love" & Project Grand Slam Hops Aboard "The Queen's Carnival"

Australian-Italian singer Alfio is the hottest new crooner on the music scene. His live album "Alfio In Concert" was top 10 on Billboard Classical Crossover Charts and his PBS special received two Emmy nominations. He has been compared to some of the greats like Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble and is preparing to sing the national anthem at the November 6th New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden. He is also preparing to re-release his 2015 album "After Love."

The new thirteen-song release mixes together pop standards like Eric Carmen's "All By Myself" with the Italian flavor of "No More." He pays a loving tribute to Luciano Pavarotti with the pop standard "Pavarotti" and delivers exceptional loving vocals on "You're My Song." He picks the tempo up with the European swing of "I Said I Love You" and after the pop tones of "Alright," he is back home, crooning his way through the original penned gospel of "Our Dream." The album closes with the operatic feel of "Santa Lucia Luntana," sung in his native language and of course the Frank Sinatra classic "My Way," done his way. Alfio is performing on November 13th in Sellersville, PA, which is his only remaining show on his schedule. To find out more about his latest studio album "After Love," please visit alfiomusic.com.

From New York comes the latest release titled "The Queen's Carnival" from jazz-fusion band Project Grand Slam. Their new album follows hot on the heels of their successful 2015 album "Made In New York" and features their fresh new take of The Kinks' classic "You Really Got Me." The new single starts the album off with a funk-infused bass line joined by an electrifying guitar solo. The band takes off on the exciting power-jazz instrumentals "Beyond Forever" and "Gorilla," before slowing down for the quiet "Lullaby For Julesy." The band gets funky again with the seventies sound of "Slap Shot," then be prepared to break-out the party favors for the island flavor of "The Queen's Carnival." Their most recent single "The Rescue" showcases the full showmanship of the band, before closing this release with an instrumental version of the opener, "You Really Got Me." To find out more about Project Grand Slam and their most recent release "The Queen's Carnival," please visit projectgrandslam.com

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