'Mallets, brushes and more' project group are pleased to announce the release of their new CD RAIN MAKERS The work is an excellent outcome of sound arrangements by Wally Allifranchini and the sublime artistic performance of every single musician involved amongst whom the legendary figure of Mike Mainieri. Carlo Bernardinello created a record that will be long discussed throughout especially in the style area of the 'Smart Jazz'. Solely realised in one recording session and mixed beautifully by Marti Robertson this whole work is full of pressing tone sequences with a very modern sound. Rain Makers is a dense work of pathos and unique musical ideas. Smart Jazz The characteristic of this language is to make clear and distinct rhythmic structure, melody and harmony that exists in some complex jazz language, while assuring the exhibition and the interpretative phase. It 's a style that is not the purpose of pure ground-breaking research, anything, is the emotional energy awareness Smart Jazz differs from the Urban Jazz or Smooth Jazz genres that are affiliated under the stylistic characteristics similar to jazz fusion, pop and R & B to hip hop, genres cleaned from the complexities of jazz harmony and improvisation, emphasizing the melodies with sounds more relaxed then, easy listening, rhythmic and harmonic writing the most elaborate features that are in the arrangement of the jazz language to it's musical characteristics. Contact: bernardinellocarlo@libero. It +39 3356621128.