Yes, this is the genre of music I never knew I needed. Tommaso Moretti is a percussionist who loves his jazz and combines the two together with smooth vocals in an unusual way. As an Italian living in Chicago since 2013, he brings in a mash-up of cultures to jazz. This is partly due to his musical studies of Afro-Atlantic polyrhythms of Jazz and Samba too. This shines through in his new single “Redefine The Purpose” where the drums skip around playfully whilst the xylophone and flute have a water fight over them. It is so breezy and playful, I found the track to be wildly infectious even though I’m usually a hard sell for anything jazz related. Add to that a relaxed guitar like an out of the way Italian cafe and some upright bass and you have something dynamic and a bit nuts.
“Redefine The Purpose” is about Tommaso Moretti’s life early in the pandemic, although his forthcoming album itself isn’t largely about the pandemic. It’s about Tommaso’s life in general as a husband, dad, teacher and becoming yourself. Expect Italian roots running through the jazz, plenty of xylophone and a lot of playful fun. The album will be titled “Inside Out” and it will release on the 6th of May.
Enjoy the music video for “Redefine The Purpose” below. For more information and other links, take a look at Tomasso’s website.
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