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The Next Step

by Roberto Occhipinti

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The Peacocks 03:51
Il Muro 06:34
Opus Pocus 04:56
Steveland 07:39


Life under COVID has been a challenge for all of us, as an owner of a recording studio, I was fortunate, that I could keep recording throughout the pandemic.

In addition to recording and producing other projects,I decided I would concentrate my own efforts on doing a piano trio project, one my favourite musical combinations , from the time I started playing bass after hearing Ray Brown in the Oscar Peterson Trio and moving on to the classic Bill Evans trio with Scott LoFaro, to my work with the Hilario Duran Trio.

Joining me on this project is the very fine Canadian pianist, Adrean Farrugia, and drumming phenomenon Larnell Lewis, two musicians I have know since they were both young men, starting in the Toronto Jazz scene.

My other recording projects were for large scale ensembles, with winds and strings, but for this one , I would be the string section ,using techniques I learned in my career ,playing Classical and Contemporary music .

Here's a link of us in studio



released March 4, 2022

The Next Step

Roberto Occhipinti-Bass
Adrean Farrugia-Piano
Larnell Lewis-Drums
Ilaria Crociante-Vocals on “O Cessate”

The Next Step- Roberto Occhipinti
Il Muro- Roberto Occhipinti
The Peacocks- Jimmy Rowles
Emancipation Day- Roberto Occhipinti
O Cessate Di Piagarmi- * Alessandro Scarlatti arr. by R. Occhipinti
3 Man Crew- Roberto Occhipinti
A Tynerish Swing- Roberto Occhipinti
Steveland- Roberto Occhipinti
Opus Pocus- Jaco Pastorius

Recorded at Modica Music Studio, Toronto, Canada

July 18,2021
Sept 19,2021

Produced by Roberto Occhipinti
Recorded by Sydney Galbraith
Mixed and mastered by Jeff Wolpert

Photographs by Hugh Marsh
Layout by Gabriel Altrows


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Modica Music Toronto, Ontario

Modica Music is a label based in Toronto , Canada.

With Jazz, Classical and world music projects produced by Roberto Occhipinti

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