Ferdinando Romano Releases “Totem” Featuring Ralph Alessi

Ferdinando Romano: TotemDouble bassist Ferdinando Romano has just released a new album called Totem, which features the extraordinary trumpet playing of Ralph Alessi. The record marks Romano’s first as a leader and contains eight of his original compositions. Together, his band helps to blur lines and genres.

“Perhaps best described as somewhere between ECM sounds, post-bop and contemporary music, Totem is a journey through my artistic world which has one foot in jazz and one in classical,” he writes. “One thing that ties it all together: a great attention to the importance of melody.”

Hear Romano go into depth on the new album and get a behind-the-scenes look in this trailer:

Totem is available now as a digital download through Bandcamp, iTunes and Amazon.

Totem Track List:

  1. The Gecko
  2. Evocation
  3. Wolf Totem
  4. Curly
  5. Sea Crossing Part 1
  6. Sea Crossing Part 2
  7. Memories Reprise
  8. Mirrors

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