Vinnie Colaiuta "Vinnie Colaiuta"

Vinnie Colaiuta "Vinnie Colaiuta"

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Vinnie Colaiuta
Vinnie Colaiuta
The Story
"Vinnie Colaiuta" is the jazz/fusion drummer's wicked 1994 first solo effort, with a surprising amount of depth in the songwriting, his ubiquitous chops, and contributions from guitarists such as Michael Landau, Dominic Miller and Mike Miller. A CD that tends to grow on you with repeated listenings, as nuances in groove and rhythm reveal themselves, as well as an appreciation for Landau's sound shock (on "I'm Twisted/Attack Of The 20lb Pizza" and "Bruce Lee"). Other guest performers include well-known musicians such as Sting, Chick Corea, John Patitucci and Herbie Hancock. An incredibly eclectic mix of jazz, rock and fusion idioms.
The Music
06:19 I'm Tweeked/Attack Of The 20lb Pizza Instrumental
07:21 Private Earthquake Instrumental
09:36 Chauncy Instrumental
05:23 John Blue's Instrumental
05:54 Slink Instrumental
05:41 Darlene's Song Instrumental
08:02 Momoska (Dub Mix) Instrumental
05:59 Bruce Lee Instrumental
The Artists
Michael Landau Guitars
Dominic Miller Guitar
Mike Miller Guitar, Nylon Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta Drums, Keyboards, Bass, Synth, Synth Loop, Sample Programming, Synth Programming, Shekere, Timbales, Triangle, Conga, Bass Programming, Eletric Razor, Production
Neil Stubenhaus Bass
Lou Canova Additional Sounds
David Sancious Organ
Pino Palladino Bass
Steve Tavaglione Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Sting Bass
David Goldblatt Synthesizers, Rhodes
Jeff Beal Muted Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tim Landers Bass
Chick Corea Acoustic Piano, Executive Production
John Patitucci Acoustic Bass
Herbie Hancock Piano Solo
Sal Monilla Bass
Bert Karl Tambourine Shakers, Hand Percussion
Ron Moss Trombone, Executive Production
Rob Jaczko Engineering
Hugh Padgham Additional Engineering, Mixing
Bernie Kirsh Additional Engineering
Mike Bigwood Additional Engineering
Robert Read Additional Engineering, Engineering Assistance
Andre Fisichella Additional Engineering
Simon Osborne Additional Engineering
Simon Wall Engineering Assistance
Dougie Shearer Engineering Assistance
Darren Mora Engineering Assistance
Al Lay Engineering Assistance
Barry Woodward Editing, Sequencing, Compilation
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Michael Landy Postproduction
Joseph Doughney Postproduction
Evelyn Brechtlein Project Coordination
Cara Bridgins Project Coordination
Joseph Moore Project Coordination Assistance
Ulbo De Sitter Cover Photography
Karen Miller Back Cover Photography, Inside Booklet Photography
Sonny Mediana Art Direction, Production Direction
Lilian Barbuti Art Direction Assistance, Production Direction Assistance
Andy Baltimore Creative Direction
Recorded at Mad Hatter Studios, Los Angeles, CA; A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA; Studio Arion, Nice, France; Eden Studios, London.

Mixed at Eden Studios, London, England.

Edited, sequenced and compiled at Townhouse Studio, London.

Mastered at Gateway Mastering.

Postproduction at The Review Room, NYC.