Jun 9th, 2012
Italian multi instrumentalist and composer Gabriele Poso has completed his awaited second solo full-length “Roots of Soul”, released on INFRACom! The album boasts the participation of international guest artists such as Osunlade (Yoruba Rec. / USA) with whom Gabriele has been collaborating and friends for 12 years now, Nailah Porter (VERVE / USA) and Tanya Michelle (TMSOULMUSIC / Canada).
“Roots of Soul” is a melting pot of Gabrieleʼs musical influences ranging from the passionate percussions of Africa with its warmth and vitality, to animated and infectious Latin beats, and jazz melodies that turn into a rhythmic language aiming straight for your soul. From the feel-good, uplifting opening track “Sunshine”, to the hypnotic Latin-tinged jazz-dance cover of “You Donʼt Love Me” up to the mellow, soul-infused “A Night With You”, Gabriele takes you on a musical journey that perfectly blends melodies and rhythm, weaving them together into a varied but cohesive selection of sounds.
“Roots of Soul” was recorded by bringing together all these elements and textures while at the same time maintaining the energy and synergies that only a live performance can give. Horns, guitars, piano, drums and percussion become one, leaving the voice with the task of transporting the listener to an inner world, in which to explore the roots of the soul. “Roots of Soul” is entirely composed and arranged by Poso, except for the covers of the latin jazz standard “Tin Tin Deo”, “Afro Blue” and the reggae classic “You Don´t Love Me (No, No, No,)”.