New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
On June 25, 2019, Azzurra Music
(Verona), in association with Lombardo Brothers Productions (Bari), the Italian jazz-funk powerhouse ensemble, Camera Soul, will globally release its new album, "Existence", marking the group's fifth studio album in eight years.
Since the group's previous commercial success, "Connections" (2017), producer-composer brothers Pippo and Piero Lombardo have continued to create original musical and lyrical stories, even as the group has maintained a relentless European touring schedule.
As a testament to the group's growing success, and in tandem with its regular homeland performance schedule, in November 2017, Camera Soul debuted for the first time outside of Italy, performing live in the United Kingdom on the "Soulfully Yours" tour, headlined by fellow soul artists Kenya
McGuire Johnson and Gwendolyn Collins, together with blues man Arthur Miles.
New album "Existence" promises to deliver more of the beefy, timeless horn-line sound for which the group has become famous, and also includes a special homage to its ongoing partnership with American composer/lyricist, Kathryn Ballard Shut. The brothers penned original music on 'Colorado Sky' as a tribute to the strong relationship that they have forged with the Denver resident, who has creatively collaborated with the group on four of its five studio albums since 2012. In return, Ballard Shut offered the lyrical story of living happily in her beloved state.
The band's roster remains largely as heard on "Connections". Executive produced by Azzurra's Marco
Rossi, the lineup features lead vocalist Maria
Enrica Lotesoriere and background vocalist Piero Dotti, pianist Pippo Lombardo, bassist Beppe Secuestro, drummer Fabio Delle
Foglie, percussionist Liviana Ferri, saxophonists Gianni Binetti and Bruno Tassone, trumpeter Alberto Di Leone, and introduces new lead guitarist, Alex Milella. Fans of previous efforts will also recognize the recurring voice of Gabry Filograno on "Life". Finally, the album was recorded and mixed by Tullio Ciriello at A.MA Studios in Bari and mastered at 5.4 Studios in New York City.
"Existence" will be available from Azzurra Music
on both compact disc and on digital downloads on all major worldwide outlets, such as iTunes and Amazon, as well as its American outlet on Bandcamp via partner TIMKAT Entertainment (https://timkatent.bandcamp.com) on June 25, 2019. Japanese fans can also access the album through Azzurra's international partnership at P-Vine Records.
For more information, visit Camera Soul's official website at https://www.camerasoul.eu and 'LIKE' the group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/camerasoul.