UP ALL NIGHT
Song titles, descriptions and credits
Inspired from a recent trip to Las Vegas were the photo cover was
take,. this song was released as a single and is currently climbing
the smooth jazz charts. This title track song has a light funky
groove and a tight horn section interacting with the melody. The
guitar harmonizes with the sax melody and also plays a solo after
the sax takes off first.
Just a really fun 'foot tapping' tune, high energy funk that has
the vocal lines trading with the Alto sax throughout the song. Percussion
and horns add even more energy, as does the moving popping bass
Know You're There*
Dedicated to my father and sister who I lost too early in life.
I will never ever forget them. This ballad has congas, bongos, strings
and an electrifying guitar played by my cousin John Bauer that enhances
the sax melody and solos. Both the sax and guitar use every bit
of feeling and emotions on this one.
I spent several years recording for Jamaican singer Byron Lee down
in Jamaica and my CD would not be complete without a reggae. This
reggae feel featuring the soprano and tenor saxes along with the
steel drums doubling the melody and contributing with fills and
solos. Percussion keeps the rhythm section driving on. After the
tenor and steel drums solo the saxes swing and exchange solos.
My cousin George has a saying "No es facil" which means, it isn't
easy. Heard on the Weather Channel on the 'Local on the 8's' &
DMX jazz blends radio. Guitars, percussion then strings start the
intro of this high-energy Latin flavored song as the rest of the
instruments come in with authority. Flutes and Tenor share unison
lines until the sax takes over the melody. There is a lot of continuous
energy all the way through especially during the percussion breaks
as all instruments are in sync.
A tribute to Grover Washington Jr. who has always been one of my
inspirations. Gary & I made a special effort to get that 'Grover'
sound. This easy listening composition introduces the alto sax and
the piano from the start, and then brings in the full rhythm section
to establish a nice groove. The Piano and Sax answer each other
throughout this tune, making it very soothing and interesting. Heard
on the Weather Channel on the 'Local on the 8's'.
Another one of my favorite musicians is alto saxophonist David Sandborn.
This song is definitely inspired from his style. Heard on the Weather
Channel on the 'Local on the 8's'. The guitars establish the groove
from the start, and the horns lock in their swinging lines and set
up the Alto, which has the lead. The swinging eight and sixteenth
notes are key elements to establish the feel needed. It really swings!!
My wonderful wife Teri came up with this title and I used it to
blend the horns together like sands of grain. Horns are the main
feature in this nice laid-back tune, as they set up the sax melody
and solos. The bridge section has the horns playing as though they
have the lead melody. The rhythm section keep it smooth and simple,
not to break up the flow. Heard on the Weather Channel on the 'Local
on the 8's' and currently on the Music Choice TV and DMX jazz charts.
This song was co-written by producer/pianist Gary Farr whom I had
the pleasure of playing at his own wedding and dedicated it to his
wife, Nora. In this recording, we came up with the idea of a duet
between the Alto and Soprano saxes, trading melodies and solos at
the right time. The oboe, flute, strings and guitar are definitely
a key ingredient in this beautiful arrangement by Gary.
Just when you think there is nothing to do, there is always something
going on around the corner. Just as one sax part ends another one
comes in. Just standing around is something I don't get to do much
these days. Currently popping the air waves on The Weather Channel.
Going With the Grain*
In life you don't want to go against the grain but with the flow
of life. The Tenor sax plays the intro rubato until the tempo begins
with a steady even groove. Vocal pads are maintaining almost a constant
presence, especially during the solos. Bells are used effectively,
bringing out the melodic figures from the Sax. There are several
places to stretch out in this one, as you'll hear from many different
Every song I play comes from 'In my heart'. Mellow rock could describe
this song that has the Alto sax playing the melody and then joined
by a harmony at the bridge. The Drums lay it down for a solid foundation
that also has an organ enhancing the mood. This song warmed up the
air waves on The Weather Channel.
For my wife Teri, we do everything together whatever our life and
goals brings. The Soprano sax takes control throughout this composition
that also includes flugelhorns and synths for color. Its steady
even groove makes it very pleasing and enjoyable to improvise over.
My infamous cousin George once again has another saying 'What a
Pleasure', enjoying life and meeting people is always a pleasure
to him and it has been infectious. This funky groove in which features
the Tenor Sax, is being doubled up at times with other saxes and
guitars. There are also many different percussive instruments making
the rhythm sections groove even tighter.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the island soft breeze as the marimba
plays, the drums keep the feel nice, easy and bouncy to add to this
tropical mood. Let the sax take charge as though the melody is part
of the breeze on the ocean, floating……
* indicates having received or currently getting airplay.
'Up All Night', 'I Know You're There', 'Grover, Thanks' &
'Jamaican Blue' released single.
Ron Fattorusso - Saxes, flute,
keyboards, programming, horn arrangements
Gary Farr - keyboards/string
& horn arrangements/producer
Mitch Farber - guitar
solo on Up All Night
John Kricker - trombone
Doug Michels - trumpet
Joe Marlin - bass
Vinny 'Stixx' Amato - drums
All songs composed by Ron Fattorusso except
"The Wedding Day Song" composed by Ron Fattorusso &
all songs published by GF Creative Music 2002-2003© BMI
Mixed and mastered at Secret Formula Studio, Sherman Oaks, CA
Gary Farr - mixing engineer
Radio promotion contact: All That Jazz (702) 453-6995
Peer Pressure Promotion - Roger Lifeset 818 991-7668
e-mail Ron: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact LA office Los Angeles, CA 818 269-3356
e-mail Gary Farr gary@SecretFormulaRecords.com
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