Alessandro Bertozzi's experience in all phases of musical production has helped to develop his own talent and style as songswriter/soloist. A well-rounded musician with a preference in alto sax (as well as tenor and soprano), he also arranges and produces the music he writes. His first CD of original instrumentals, 'Big City Dreamer', was recorded in Italy. The debut, a refined mixture of funky, jazz, and rock sound with a penchant for strong melody lines and solid rhythms, features the collaboration of several well-known, experienced Italian musicians. 'Talkin' Back', Bertozzi's second CD was made in New York. The songs, all originals, were recorded with the collaboration of musicians of international fame (Bob James on piano, Hiram Bullock on guitar), as well as prominent Italian musicians (Lorenzo Poli, Marco Orsi, Alfredo Golino, Riccardo Fioravanti, Lorenzo De Finti, Giorgio Di Tullio, Alberto Venturini, Giovanni Guerretti, Erminio Cella and Alberto Tafuri). Vocalist Paola Folli sings two of the songs in English (words by David Stockdale). 'Talkin' Back' includes Eyes, a piece recorded in Los Angeles with the pianist/arranger Joe Vannelli. Characterized by aggresive funky/fusion rhytms and interspersed with melodic tunes of great atmosphere, 'Talkin' Back' is an intriguing and evocative segue to Alessandro's debut. After the release of the second album, Alessandro involved Hiram Bullock in the Talkin' Back Tour, with a series of successful gigs. Alessandro is currently working to his new CD, expected for late 2009 with Lorenzo Poli as artistic manager, the bass of John Patitucci, a special feature with Randy Brecker and Alessandro Bertozzi duet and Hiram will be featured as a guest intrumentalist and vocalist.