UK based guitarist Roberto Restuccia studied at the
Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. His early
influences were guitarists such as Slash and Prince.
Later he discovered smooth jazz through the music of
George Benson and Ronny Jordan.
The album Exposure (2016) is his musical debut.
All tracks are written, produced, recorded and mixed by
Roberto himself, who is regularly performing in UK to
promote his project.
The album starts with Paradise. A place which
is associated with a lot of desire. Roberto's
subdued way of playing is reminiscent of the music of
Ronny Jordan but also near to Zachary Breaux.
The melancholy ballad Under Your Spell
reveals Roberto's sensible attitude, he can completely
express on his wonderful PRS Hollow Body 2 with a
distinctive and clear sound. Another way of playing the
guitar he shows on Pinstripe. A bit sharper and
coming to the foreground with a beautiful dynamic tone.
ZigZag brings a sophisticated interplay between
rock and jazz, fanciful in a back and forth with great
improvisation and a lots of feeling and wit. Digital
Delicacy developes like a magnificent butterfly
from a metamorphosis, wherein the melodious approach
stands back in favor wider improvisation.
On the bluesy In The Groove Roberto performs a
Stratocaster showcasing his versatility in different
styles and playing techniques. The gently sound of
Exposure opens the view on Roberto's serenely
contemplative way of playing and the acoustic aesthetics
of guitar melody in sonic concordance to the other
The final solo guitar piece Sargent & Duchess
impresses with romantic phrasings and infectious
Roberto Restuccia shows with Exposure a level
of excellence and melodic strength that transcends the
chosen smooth jazz genre. To discover such a outstanding
talent is the privilege of insiders.
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Artist: Roberto Restuccia
01 Paradise [4:51]
02 Under Your Spell [4:41]
03 Pinstripe [4:40]
04 ZigZag [4:12]
05 Digital Delicay [3:45]
06 In The Groove [3:09]
07 Exposure [4:47]
08 Sargent & Duchess [2:56]