UK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia
always had a special affinity for the smooth jazz genre.
debut album Exposure (2016) nor his sophomore album When The Smoke
Clears (2017) hit exactly the decisive point that led
to the initial ignition. With his third album With Every
Turn (2021) Roberto fires the third rocket stage of his
career in his sights the top ten of the smooth jazz charts.
The contact with keyboardist and current label mate Oli Silk
turned out to be great luck. Based on many years of
experience as a musician and producer in the field of smooth
jazz, Oli brought exactly the perfect input to give
Roberto's music a push in the right direction.
Roberto states: "The right production makes the difference
between a song thatís nice and one that can light up the
charts and get people grooving when they hear it on the
radio. I knew I needed to step up my production game, and
once we started working together, I knew that Oli and I
would have a solid partnership that could take my music to
the next level."
Further musicians joining the project are Westley Joseph
(drums), Derek Nash (sax) and Orefo Orakwue (bass). A
well-rehearsed team with whom Oli has already performed
several times in the UK. After the first notes of the opener
Love Crazy germinates the certainty that
Roberto has managed to develop a fascinating sound, fully
aimed at contemporary tastes and bringing everything to
storm the charts.
The elegant title song allures with with a melodious
four-note sequence that passes through variable modulations.
With You Got-Ta Roberto opts for the funky card,
which is also enriched with vintage organ. We get to know
the guitarist from a completely different side.
The smooth textured sound of That's It For Tonight
is not the merit of Roberto alone, but grew out of Oli's
fine arrangement, which nevertheless leaves Roberto enough
room for virtuosity. On Mulberry opens another page
of Roberto's multi-layered creativity. I am not able to say
what event Roberto associates with the year 1985.
Undoubtedly, he conveys to us a joyful aspect of this event.
The color blue is commonly associated with the musical genre
of jazz. Now Roberto combines it with the funk to Blue
Funk. The title Blues Funk, as found in
biography and EPK, better describes Roberto's music in this
specific case. Liquorice Pizza is a joking term for
the vinyl record, derived from its appearance. Will Roberto
release his music on vinyl?
Arrival was the first single of the new album
receiving high acclaims. The clearly defined appealing
melody should be emphasized. The final Clickin
walks on the path of such groove masters as James Brown and
Roberto Restuccia captures With Every Turn
everything smooth jazz is all about. This joyous and
spirited album has so much guitar flavor to give as we need
in our presence.