Turn of the Century Into the Blend

Driftwood features eight of Jerry Rizzi's, instrumental compositions. The compositions are a blending of Classical-chamber, Jazz and blues-rock genres. The CD includes performances by Jerry on Bass Guitar and Cello along with contributions from a solid line up of Jerry's friends, all of whom are noted New York and Dallas based session and performance musicians. The compositions vary from, a duet featuring bass and soprano Saxophone to a live recording with drums, piano, classical guitar, bass guitar and Saxophone.

From the opening piece of the CD, with its haunting Cello, you are transported to a secluded stream where the captured moments of life's stories float by as pieces of driftwood.


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Tracks

1. DRIFTWOOD

Jerry Rizzi

cello , bass , synth

Anthony Rizzi

bass guitar

Sandra Carey

clarinet

Robert Federick

percussion

Benjamin Rizzi

percussion

Chris Plummer

drums & percussion

2. PASSAGES

Less Schloss

soprano sax

Jerry Rizzi

bass guitar

3. BACH ROCK & JAZZ

Jerry Rizzi

cello & bass guitar

Chet Stevens

guitar

Chris Plummer

drums

4. BLUE INTERLUDE

Sly Scott

tenor sax

Joe Berger

guitar

Jerry Rizzi

bass guitar

Chris Plummer

drums

5. CALLING ME

Jerry Rizzi

cello

Chris Palmieri

piano

Benny

alto sax & vocal

David Carrero

guitar

Joe Martinez

bass guitar

John Ewing

percussion

6. NORTH BOSTON AVE

Sly Scott

tenor sax

Joe Berger

guitar

Jerry Rizzi

bass guitar

Chris Plummer

drums

7. FORBIDDEN KISS

Lee Sell loss

soprano sax

Jetty Rizzi

bass guitar

8. BLUE HORIZON

Sly Scott

tenor sax

Tom Cavanaugh

guitar

Jerry Rizzi

bass guitar

Kieran Shannon

keyboards

Mike Greenfield

drums

At the edge of the stream's
modest, limited shorelines
lays debris and obstructed paths
amongst the wood chips, logs, broken branches,
Shredded bark and Fallen Trees.

Unspoken words tell of stories past and present
As a light breeze gently whispers through the standing trees

In the waters, drift wooden particles both large & small
As if wandering, looking, searching for their family tree,
there meaning, there home.

For some it is a temporary stop a visit a temporary resting place
before moving on, drifting sometimes upstream and other times downstream.

While for others it is their final destination. They have arrived.

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