Season of Chill
Chill Press Release SEASON OF CHILL is a lite jazz funk-rock fusion guitarist's guitarist album-ideal for a year's worth of six-string study, but also tuneful, rhythmic and fun enough to be the ideal accompaniment for your next wine and cheese gathering. The instrumental album is the culmination of an enduring collaboration between guitarist extraordinaire Walter Roberti and producer/multi-instrumentalist Herman Eng. On a foundation of assured playing and composition, Roberti and Eng use inventive arrangements and a keen sense of musical and technical wit to seamlessly merge diverse inspirations, ranging from pioneering '70s jazz-rock-funk fusioners, The Average White Band to guitar legends Wes Montgomery, Andres Segovia and Jeff Beck, into a 21st century stew that is all their own. Roberti and Eng are based in L.A., but their expansive individual and collective musical resources were honed during the exciting 1980s music scene of their native NYC (although Roberti was born in Roma, Italy). There they played every type of music from improvisational jazz to power funk to cabaret and edgy indie-film soundtracks to punk rock-sometimes during the same night! The chemistry developed by Roberti and Eng during those heady times is in ample evidence throughout the multi-genred SEASON OF CHILL. The album opens with the breezy lite jazz of "Goin' Nylon," then delves into more electric and eclectic funk-rock inspired lite jazz such as "Wes" and "Lazi." From there, the musical journey takes us into into the blues rock of "Drippy & Dreary" to the epic film soundtrack worthy "Bogus." Winding down with the latin syncopated "Serenghetti." Throughout the disc, Eng creates unique and lush sonic soundscapes that are the ideal settings for Roberti's powerful guirar virtuosity, which range from gentle nylon stringed acoustic melodies to screaming distorted atonal jazz-rock wails and deft funk-metered picking and . In short, SEASON OF CHILL can both, warm you up and cool you out. It is a guitarist's guitarist album that even non-musicians can groove to.