Challenge, 2008, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: East Indian, Brazilian and American jazz, has influenced saxophonist Pietro. He blends all three on this session using chakras (points of energy in the human body) to guide him. He chose Rez Abbasi (g), Gary Versace (p), Johannes Weidenmeuller (b), Adam Cruz (d) and Todd Isler (perc) to help him shape his vision. The chakras are played out of order to keep the program more fluid. There are elements of sambas, free fusion and traditional jazz weaved in to the songs. We really enjoyed the soothing spirits of “Anahata” that is related to unconditional love and trust and closer “Sahasrara”, a peaceful selection. This is a very creative piece of original music.