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'Back in the Swing of Things' release 14/02/2021

Following the success of their first EP, 'la dolce vita', Hetty and The Jazzato Band are releasing their debut album 'back in the swing of things'. 

 

During the challenges of a year like no other, listening to music has brought comfort and joy to many. In Italy musicians famously sang from balconies to raise the spirits of others. With this in mind, the band decided to focus on creating an uplifting album of original arrangements, a pick-and-mix of the jolliest of jazzy styles: Gypsy-jazz, Jive, Upbeat Swing, Latin Jazz and a touch of Electro-Swing intermingled with vibrant Italian Folk melodies. 

Each track brings a fresh flavour, a twist on songs by iconic Italian composers like the late Nino Rota (The Godfather) and Paolo Conte, coupled with Prima's jive standards with lyrics adapted to a female perspective and original jazz compositions with an Italian appeal composed by the band's lead guitarist, Fabrizio Bonacci. 

out in all major music websites including amazon, iTunes, spotify, googleplay, napster and more from 14/02/2021

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'Back in the Swing of Things'- 14/02/21

Following the success of their first EP, 'la dolce vita', Hetty and The Jazzato Band have released their debut album 'back in the swing of things'. 

 

During the challenges of a year like no other, listening to music has brought comfort and joy to many. In Italy musicians famously sang from balconies to raise the spirits of others. With this in mind, the band decided to focus on creating an uplifting album of original arrangements, a pick-and-mix of the jolliest of jazzy styles: Gypsy-jazz, Jive, Upbeat Swing, Latin Jazz and a touch of Electro-Swing intermingled with vibrant Italian Folk melodies. 

Each track brings a fresh flavour, a twist on songs by iconic Italian composers like the late Nino Rota (The Godfather) and Paolo Conte, coupled with Prima's jive standards with lyrics adapted to a female perspective and original jazz compositions with an Italian appeal composed by the band's lead guitarist, Fabrizio Bonacci. 

out now in all major music websites (including amazon, iTunes, spotify, googleplay, napster and more). CD available for purchase at our online store.  

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press

'A nice over-the-shoulder glance at Louis Prima and Keely Smith for the 21st century!' 

Prof. Stuart Nicholson, Senior Editor

JAZZWISE MAGAZINE

'Classically trained bi-lingual vocalist Loxston and the Anglo-Italian Jazzato Band began performing together in 2016, appearing in festivals here and on the continent, and now here's their debut album.  As Loxston says, they have focused on creating an uplifting album of original arrangements by using an eclectic mix of music forms, and so they have. Certainly influenced by the Louis Prima band sound and doubtless in sympathy with what Ray Gelato does so well, the accent here is on bright tempos, swinging saxophone figures (arranged by Stephanie Legg), and the kind of fast-moving shuffle rhythms that prompt feel-good outcomes. Loxston sings engagingly on the albums 11 tracks, in Italian or English, the band purposeful and eager behind her, guitarist Fabrizio Bonacci impressive as both sideman and composer. On an Evening in Roma' the opener sums up the band's attributes pretty well. The ensembles swing hard, solo playing is spot-on and Loxston's vocal is exuberant and undeniably cheery. The better known 'Quando, Quando, Quando' goes like the proverbial train, the alto and clarinet solos short and to the point. Much the same applies for the much loved 'Buonasera Signorina' slow to start before moving into a zippier pace good alto on this one too. With their mix of familiar Italian songs and cleverly structured originals, pin-point musicianship and sheer elan, Hetty and the Jazzatos are on to something. A good way to brush up your Italian too.'

 

PETER VACHER,

JAZZWISE MAGAZINE

The band that reveres the Italian classics and plays them with gusto and amore has a new CD called “Back in the Swing of Things.” Originally slated for release on Valentine’s Day, the delay is now timed with the re-opening of Pizza Express Soho. The album is comprised of eleven colorful and dynamic tracks like the catchy “Angelino,” the danceable “Quando, Quando, Quando” and the bouncy “At Dawn.” The strong, clear melodies sung by front woman Hetty Loxston, visceral rhythms and excellent, technically impressive musicianship (from vocals to clarinet to sax to percussion and more) provide a very polished and hearty experience.

BEBBIE BURKE, JAZZ AUTHOR

 FULL ARTICLE AT : http://bit.ly/Jazzato

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