Lasperanza – Seeds – CD Album


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LASPERANZA is the brainchild of UK producer/musician Rico Garofalo. Since beginning his career as a sax player he has always dreamed of creating an album on which he would reimagine and reconfigure some of his favourite soul/jazz songs from the Seventies and Eighties. SEEDS is the result.

“I wanted to change the arrangements, either from a rhythmic or harmonic aspect, while always keeping a soul/jazz flavour. Give the songs a new lease of life rather than just a fresh lick of paint.”

Lead single “It Should Have Been You”, featuring vocalist Izzy Chase, is a sultry mid-tempo reinvention of a Gwen Guthrie disco era tune. Influential US website enthuses: “Gwen Guthrie fans will likely appreciate such a refreshing and unexpected cover that is steeped in quality instrumentation, tasteful vocals, and overall musicality”

Other songs newly reimagined for 2019 include “Early Morning Love” (Lou Rawls), “Under The Moon And Over The Sky” (Angela Bofill), “Working Day and Night” (Michael Jackson), “Give Me The Night” (George Benson), “Kilimanjaro” (Letta Mbulu) and “In The Mood” (Tyrone Davis).

Eight UK vocalists – and one American – are featured on the album, which is receiving strong advance airplay and very favourable critical reaction from Jazz FM, BBC RadioLondon, Mi-Soul, Solar Radio, Echoes magazine, Holland’s Sublime FM and Italy’s Radio Milano International.


Track Listing

Disc 1

No. Track Preview
01. Working Day And Night feat. Kayleigh O'Neill Listen
02. In The Mood feat. Decosta Boyce Listen
03. It Should Have Been You feat. Izzy Chase Listen
04. Cannot Live Without Your Love feat. Rhiannon Penney Listen
05. Give Me The Night feat. Colette Connor Listen
06. Let's Stay Together feat. Decosta Boyce Listen
07. One MAinute From Love feat. Kayleigh O'Neill Listen
08. Early Morning Love feat. LaAerial Listen
09. Kilimanjaro feat. Hannah White
10. Under The Moon And Over The Sky feat. Keni Stevens and Heidi Vogel Listen

Additional information

input date 11th April 2019





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