The J & F Band - From the Roots to the Sky (2CD) import
"Beautifully recorded, this album belongs in the collection of all serious jazz and Allman Brothers fans" - Tom Clarke www.tahoeonstage.com/genres/blues/the-j-f-band-from-the-roots-to-the-sky/)
"A double disk as in the old days, but out of any time: much less predictable than I told it, much more beautiful than I could say" Stefano I. Bianchi - Blow Up Magazine
"The J. & F. Band features a myriad of seasoned musicians who use new record From The Roots To The Sky to show off ideas, showdown with each other, and jam to their heart's content. From The Roots To The Sky is a record of free flowing ideas from skilled musicians at the top of their game". 4/5!
Jamie Parmenter - www.vinylchapters.com
A fantastic double CD featuring legendary Allman Brothers Band drummer and Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame member JAIMOE and his long time pal, bass giant JOE FONDA, plus a selection of Italian jazz aces (Tiziano Tononi, Alberto Mandarini, Gianluigi Paganelli, Beppe Caruso) and Finnish/American guitar master Raoul Bjorkenheim, and some other guests.
A massive effort that covers a fantastic spectrum of creative music: soulful jazzy ballads and instrumentals, a southern funk rock cover, complex avant jazz rock pieces, extended improvised jams mixing Bitches Brew style textures, blues and free jazz, and more.
released November 12, 2018
Produced by Fabrizio Perissinotto
Joe Fonda: bass, vocals
Jaimoe: drums and percussion
Tiziano Tononi: drums & percussion
Raoul Bjorkenheim: guitar, backing vocals
Beppe Caruso: trombone
Alberto Mandarini: trumpet
Gianluigi Paganelli: tuba
Daniele Cavallanti: tenor sax (West Bufalino)
Fabio Treves: harmonica (Roz, See You On The Moon!)
Antonio Zambrini: Fender Rhodes (Super Jam)
Pacho: percussion (Super Jam)
Bruce P.Reese: ghost guitar (Gone Too Soon; Super Jam)