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Dino Fiorenza - It’s Important

Dino Fiorenza - It’s Important

Label : Fog Foundation | Archive under fusion / jazz

Release type: Full-length CD

Vera : Dino Fiorenza is a virtuoso on bass, hailing from Italy. He studied all over Europe and is famous for his idiosyncratic personal style (a combination of eight fingers tapping and funk slap, for those who are technical nerds). Soon he was the talk of the town in the band of Maurizio Solieri (Vasco Rosi) and in 2002 he joined GD Trio with long term friend Jack Speciale on drums and GD on guitars and synthesizers. Sometimes he is compared with other great bass players like Flea, Billy Sheehan and Les Claypool. The list of musicians he has been playing with is numerous and impressive. We select only a few of them: Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Jennifer Batten, Slash, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Simon Phillips, Rob Rock, Lance King, and so on.

The album 'It's Important' is instrumental and, as we expected, it focuses on finger-blistering tour de forces on bass guitar. In every song he is assisted by another lead guitarist and those guys surely do not want to be inferior of our protagonist and its virtuosity. Thus scales and runs fill the room in a dizzy-making velocity and opulence. There sure can be found a certain amount of heaviness in the music, though the pivotal style can be labelled as jazz and fusion. In the songs 'Seven' and 'Mr. Vester' we hear, in addition to guitars, also keyboard and sax solos. The music is very hectic and nervous, on the other hand it includes some melodic lines. This is mainly an album that will appeal to aficionados of technical wizardry.

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