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Mario Biondi and the High Five Quintet - Rio De Janeiro Blue / This Is What You Are
12" Vinyl
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Mario Biondi and the High Five Quintet

Rio De Janeiro Blue / This Is What You Are

Schema

Released: 9th March 2018 | 2 track vocal jazz ep

The love of Mario Biondi for Rhythm-and-Blues, Soul and Jazz, drove him to listen to music of a certain repertoire, which undoubtedly influenced his style (Earth Wind & Fire, Donny Hathaway. Billy Paul, Luther Vandross, Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin, Eryka Badu, Will Dowing..). However what remains impressing his that his voice genuinely sounds like that of a consumed black, blues singer of 50 years old.

The first single taken from his forthcoming album A Handful of Soul features a quite interesting modern Samba in perfect Schema style, Rio De Janeiro Blue on Side A. It reveals Mario's true soul of a crooner. In the past few years Mario collaborated with Alessandro Magnanini (Was-A-Bee), multi-faceted musician as well as excellent arranger.

With Alessandro, Mario co-wrote two authentic gems No Mercy For Me and This Is What You Are, the latter was previously released as single and licensed on various compilations. This Is What You Are went on air in U.K. on heavy rotation in Norman Jay's program Giant 45 for BBC London. Whereas in Italy it was programmed by RMC and later became the music to the network's corporate TV commercial.