BREATHING IN THE SUN
Guitar- John Pelosi
Vocals- Michael Ferfolia, Dia
Drums & Percussion- Mark Kelso
Composed, Arranged & Recorded: John Pelosi
Mixed & Mastered- Steve Major
“ Va Bene - Breathing In The Sun “ is the first part of my most recent composition. “ Va Bene “ is the gateway into “ Breathing In The Sun “ . To explain the title, I reveal to you a small window that looks into my heart. The phrase “ va bene ” has a deep personal significance to me. These words are a common response of agreement in Italian or more simply, it can mean - “ all is well ”. Having heard those words spoken almost every day over the course of my life, the sound of the phrase has seemed to offer an endless beginning, an acceptance or an opening into something new again...
The idea of Breathing in the Sun as a title came to me on one of my early morning walks through the beautiful green countryside of the Caledon Hills. I would often think that to breathe in the sun, one breathes in creation... With this particular composition I really want to explore a different path from what I've done in the past. One of my main ideas is to present the guitar, acoustic/electric in the center of a wider arrangement of instrumentation. The entire composition will be almost one hour in length. As I finish each section I’ll make it available here on my site. Though this is only the first eighteen minutes, and much more to come, and though a lot of work lies ahead, I'm pleased with the story it tells so far... If you would like to purchase “ Va Bene- Breathing In The Sun “ from this site, using the paypal link, ensures almost all the funds are received by the artist. Upon notification of funds deposited to the paypal account you will receive a secure email link via We Transfer, so that you can download the work in a full bandwidth wav. file.
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DREAMS SPEAK SONG
This fourth release “Dreams Speak Song” adds to The Code's increasing world wide renown for unique compositions and improvisations that bring in to play a profound and always expanding language. The driving force has been the creative vision of guitarist John Pelosi. An exceptional stylist and improviser "Dreams Speak Song" illuminates the guitarist's striking improvisational lyricism within the framework of these climatic theme building songs. Exhibiting a distinctive individuality yet always retaining a powerful group centered focus, this latest release is John Pelosi's and The Code's most profound and evocative work. With some of Canada's finest instrumentalists and compositions that sustain interest after repeated spins "The Code's" vast playbook benefits from the wide harmonic and rhythmic diversity of it's members and a collective consciousness of the global language of music.
Mianca, released Aug 2009 is the third CD from this Canadian jazz/fusion powerhouse group. It gives notice that The Code is coming into it's own.This release bears testament to guitarist John Pelosi's strong emerging voice not only on guitar but as a strong composer in an genre often bereft of compositional diversity.This CD really has a lot of highlights. From the opening drum fill of "You're The One" all the tracks carry a high spirited exuberance felt from the ground up throughout the entire disc. The guitar and keys production and varied rhythmic grooves energize the tracks, often displaying clever pop-like sensibilities especially evident in the songs "The Landing" and" No Problem", not to mention stellar solos.
FIGLI DI BAIA
This is the second release from the Canadian jazz/fusion group The Code.This CD shows a clear evolution on several fronts as compared to this groups debut disc. Any jazz guitar fan, fusion fan, or just great jazz fan needs to have this in their collection. For fusion fans and guitar-driven jazz lovers that know what goes flying and what sits rusting on the tarmac - this is a supersonic treat. It is polished fusion, plenty of excellent musicianship and satisfying songwriting. Figli di Baia is intelligent fusion, jazz with intrigue, and a pure delight start to finish. Essentially, the band performs with a noticeable degree of ebullience, and the crystalline recording enhances the nuances and intricacies this record seems to have in abundance. This outfit has a great deal of potential, promising great music for the future.
This is a reprint of the stunning 1996 debut release from Canadian jazz/fusion group The Code. Hailed for it's powerful guitar and synth driven songs it is complimented with an outstanding rhythm section. Right from the opening groove this release does not let up. Definitely a classic fusion record.