New York based pianist Axel Tosca is set to release his new album Axel Tosca on March 25 via ALFI Records. Special guests on the album include Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums), James Genus (bass), Luisito Quintero (percussion) and Ron Blake (saxophone/flute).
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The nine tracks on “Axel Tosca,” touch on musical flavors, a virtual culinary tour of Latin America, Africa, Asia and American funk rhythms. In addition to the stellar special guests, featured performers, include Grammy-winning artist Luques Curtis; Axel’s mother, Xiomara Laugart; vibraphonist Felipe Fournier of the band Super Mambo; Keyon Harrold on trumpet; drummers Dana Hawkins and Skoota Warner; Max Cudworth on alto sax; guitarist Michael Valeanu; Tamer Pinarbasi on the Turkish string Qanun or Kanun; and singers Melanie Charles and Natalie Guillaume. It’s a powerful, larger than life line up and Axel has given each performer a meaty chunk of music to conquer while corralling them into working together in perfect harmony.