Ruzza/Zottarelli - "Soundcheck" (from "Glasses, No Glasses")

"Soundcheck" This is the first track from 'Glasses, No Glasses,' Amanda Ruzza and Mauricio Zottarelli free improvisation record, featuring special guest Leo Genovese. As the name suggests, this is the actual soundcheck for the recording session, and the first thing the trio ever played together.

In-demand session musicians Amanda Ruzza (bass, effects) and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums, percussion) join forces on this provocative new release: Glasses, No Glasses - a free improvisation, live-in-the-studio recording with special guest, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Léo Genovese. This spontaneous jam in the studio defies all stereotypes while revealing different musical sides of these two Brazilian compatriots and New York City residents. A no-holds-barred effects-laden jam that recalls aspects of P-Funk, Medeski, Martin & Wood and Weather Report, Glasses, No Glasses was recorded in just two days, and without much planning. Initially scheduled as a short video-session to demonstrate a few effect pedals that both Amanda and Léo use regularly, this session/meeting quickly transcended standard musical boundaries. "It's not just music, it's a reflection of our friendship," says Amanda. "I think that's how music comes out in its purest form," adds Mauricio, "when we're just playing for fun with no compromises or preconceptions, just trying to listen to each other and arrive somewhere."

For more info, check - Glasses, No Glasses page
http://glassesnoglasses.tumblr.com/

Get the album on iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/gla...
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Recorded at Soundworks Recording Studios, NYC
Kamilo Kratc - Recording Engineer
Sandra Kratc - Camera Operator
Dave Darlington - Mixing and Mastering Engineer
Joseph Eulo - Video Editor
http://www.firstframefilms.net
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Pimenta Music Productions
http://www.pimentamusic.com


Kamilo Kratc:
Audio Recording

Sandra Kratc:
Video Recording

Ruzza/Zottarelli - 'No Glasses, Part 2' Bonus Track

"No Glasses, Part 2" - Bonus Track This is a bonus track from 'Glasses, No Glasses,' Amanda Ruzza and Mauricio Zottarelli free improvisation record, featuring special guest Leo Genovese. In-demand session musicians Amanda Ruzza (bass, effects) and Mauricio Zottarelli (drums, percussion) join forces on this provocative new release: Glasses, No Glasses - a free improvisation, live-in-the-studio recording with special guest, pianist and multi-instrumentalist Léo Genovese.

AMANDA RUZZA - MAURICIO ZOTTARELLI

GLASSES, NO GLASSES - PIMENTA MUSIC

Kamilo Kratc:
Audio Recording

Sandra Kratc:
Video Recording

The Pedalmaniacs - Pedal Jam #13 - Cuica Bass

The Pedalmaniacs Hayes Greenfield - alto saxophone and pedals Amanda Ruzza - electric bass and pedals Ignacio Rivas Bixio - drums On Chapter 13, listen to some Brazilian cuíca on the bass, plus chacarera and free improvisation. Follow this channel, Pimenta Music and check out a new chapter of The Pedalmaniacs 'pedal jam' every Tuesday morning!

Sandra Kratc
Video Recording

Kamilo Kratc
Audio Recording

Worked With:
Hayes Greenfield: Alto Saxophone, Effect Pedals
Amanda Ruzza: Electric Bass, Effect Pedals
Ignacio Rivas Bixio: Acoustic Drumset

The Pedalmaniacs - Pedal Jam #12

The Pedalmaniacs Hayes Greenfield - alto saxophone and pedals Amanda Ruzza - electric bass and pedals Ignacio Rivas Bixio - drums On Chapter 12, Ignacio plays a mean "cha-cha-cha 'ish" groove while Hayes composes a beautiful "instant" melody based on Amanda's chords on the bass. Amanda played the chords with the MXR Bass Fuzz and the MXR Stereo Chorus. The chapter ends with a beautiful drum solo by Ignacio. Follow this channel, Pimenta Music and check out a new chapter of The Pedalmaniacs 'pedal jam' every Tuesday morning! ----- The Pedalmaniacs are three friends who got together to jam at a studio in New York on a cold winter afternoon. The result is this Web Series. There were no rehearsals, arrangements, overdubs, post edits or 'ProTolls magic;' everything happened right there, at that moment. Groove, pedals and fun! www.amandaruzza.com www.hayesgreenfield.com www.ignaciorivasbixio.com ------ Recorded at Soundworks Recording Studios in Queens, NY Kamilo Kratc - Recording Engineer Sandra Kratc - Camera Operator Luis Bacque - Mixing Engineer Joseph Eulo - Video Editor www.firstframefilms.net ------- Pimenta Music Productions www.pimentamusic.com

Sandra Kratc
Video Recording

Kamilo Kratc
Audio Recording

Worked With:
Hayes Greenfield: Alto Saxophone, Effect Pedals
Amanda Ruzza: Electric Bass, Effect Pedals
Ignacio Rivas Bixio: Acoustic Drumset

The Pedalmaniacs - Pedal Jam #11 - Hip Hopin'

The Pedalmaniacs Hayes Greenfield - alto saxophone and pedals Amanda Ruzza - electric bass and pedals Ignacio Rivas Bixio - drums Follow this channel, Pimenta Music and check out a new chapter of The Pedalmaniacs 'pedal jam' every Tuesday morning! On Chapter 11, Amanda takes a solo using the Envelope Filter and the Octaver, while Ignacio lays some hip hop grooves and Hayes plays "synth chords" on the saxophone. ----- The Pedalmaniacs are three friends who got together to jam at a studio in New York on a cold winter afternoon. The result is this Web Series. There were no rehearsals, arrangements, overdubs, post edits or 'ProTolls magic;' everything happened right there, at that moment. Groove, pedals and fun! www.amandaruzza.com www.hayesgreenfield.com www.ignaciorivasbixio.com ------ Recorded at Soundworks Recording Studios in Queens, NY Kamilo Kratc - Recording Engineer Sandra Kratc - Camera Operator Luis Bacque - Mixing Engineer Joseph Eulo - Video Editor www.firstframefilms.net ------- Pimenta Music Productions www.pimentamusic.com

Sandra Kratc
Video Recording

Kamilo Kratc
Audio Recording

Worked With:
Hayes Greenfield: Alto Saxophone, Effect Pedals
Amanda Ruzza: Electric Bass, Effect Pedals
Ignacio Rivas Bixio: Acoustic Drumset

The Pedalmaniacs - Pedal Jam #10 - Winter Cumbia!

The Pedalmaniacs Hayes Greenfield - alto saxophone and pedals Amanda Ruzza - electric bass and pedals Ignacio Rivas Bixio - drums On Chapter 10, The Pedalmaniacs mix Cumbia, Drum N' Bass, Rock N'Roll and Funk! Follow this channel, Pimenta Music and check out a new chapter of The Pedalmaniacs 'pedal jam' every Tuesday morning!

AMANDA RUZZA

IGNACIO RIVAS BIXIO

HAYES GREENFIELD

PIMENTA MUSIC

Kamilo Kratc:
Audio Recording

Sandra Kratc:
Video Recording

The Pedalmaniacs - Pedal Jam #9

The Pedalmaniacs Hayes Greenfield - alto saxophone and pedals Amanda Ruzza - electric bass and pedals Ignacio Rivas Bixio - drums On Chapter 9, Amanda plays spacial sounds with the MXR Carbon Copy, while Ignacio plays a killin' drum solo, and Hayes follows him.

AMANDA RUZZA

IGNACIO RIVAS BIXIO

HAYES GREENFIELD

PIMENTA MUSIC

Kamilo Kratc:
Recording

Sandra Kratc:
Video Recording