|Wine & Chocolate (USA) - group |
"Wine & Chocolate", a concept conceived, developed and produced by Alex Salzman, a Grammy-nominated producer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, is a unique combination of original jazz, pop and funk compositions embellished with Brazilian flavors and rhythms. Reminiscent of Sergio Mendez, Jobim, Steely Dan and Larry Carlton, the project features some of the finest musicians in the New York music community. Joining Alex in this project is his long-time friend and musical partner Anthony Aiello, who serves as the co-composer and arranger. His brilliant musicality is showcased prominently on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and flute, as well as lead and background vocals. Anthony is a well-known New York session and performing musician, having toured and recorded with the likes of Joe Jackson, Mariah Carey and Southside Johnny. Rounding out the trio is the beautiful and talented Erin Henry, whose sultry vocal performances add a cool sensuality, passion and femininity. Her impressive range makes this project flow like the finest wine and the smoothest chocolate. Erin is a highly versatile and experienced studio and live performer and is a featured member of the famed TransSiberian Orchestra. Featured special guest on the project is trumpeter Don Harris, a well-known New York musician and arranger, whose resume includes Tower Of Power, The Supremes, Jeff Golub and Kirk Whalum. Don's passion and virtuosity are showcased prominently throughout this release.