Ercole Di Berardo, a son of famed Italian guitarist, Eligio Di Berardo who has notority with a Microphono Argento (award-grammy status in Italy) Eligio was owner of Eligio’s Music Studio, a 50 year old family music store in Warren, Mi., now EDB Studios (edbstudios.com) owned and operated by Ercole and spouse Donna Di Berardo, Relocating after the 1994 Northridge, California earthquake.
“Thank you Papa for giving us music and me the guitar, and Mama for saying “OK, one more artiste’ in the family.”
Ercole started playing the guitar at the of age 3, and was teaching and playing professionally by the age of 12. Following his father on band gigs led Ercole to learn many styles of jazz, classical and latin music, which eventually took him to Hollywood, CA, where he began to work with other professionals in the music industry.
Ercole’s time in California was spent learning and playing with the best including playing in a Trio with drummer August Messana, and Jazz pianist Gary Coon, that performed at many movie star cast parties, such as for Al Pacino, Mel Brooks, and others. In 1981 he opened (In Valencia Ca.) a professional recording studio as he produced and engineered recordings for musicians such as Grammy Award Winning Artists, Sheryl Crow, Jazz Bassist John Patitucci to name a few.
Album Credits: “Childhood Memories” features:
John Patitucci, (Wayne Shorter, Chick Correa) NARAS voted Patitucci the MVP (Most Valuable Player) on acoustic bass. He has won two Grammy Awards (one for playing and one for composing). In addition, his first solo recording, John Patitucci, was number one on the Billboard Jazz charts.) John used from 6 string bass to different electric basses on the cd.
Richard Souther, (By the early Seventies he was becoming an in-demand session musician who played with numerous artists like , Barry Mc Guire, Richie Furay, Pat and Debbie Boone and Denice Williams. Souther also used his talents as a touring performer playing multi-keyboards as a member of a band called david, supporting the 2nd Chapter of Acts and guitarist Phil Keaggy. and many more) Richard used a super assortment of fine keyboards, including the Yamaha Studio Grand Piano.
Ennio Di Berardo, (Film Score Composer) imdb Ennio used the Yamaha Studio Grand, and synths.
Bob Wilson, (Seawind, Tommy Walker, Lee Ritenour, Spectrasonics, and many more) Bob played Drums
Steve Reid, prolific percussionist playing on over 700 recording dates, including sessions led by the legendary Miles Davis, and Pop Band Supertramp. Also Named Jazziz magazine's Percussionist of the Year in both 1993 and 1995.
Steve played his myriad of percussion instruments.
L.A. Jazz pianist, Gary Coon. Played the Studio Yamaha Grand.
Thanks for listening and enjoying what Eric calls more of a film score - than just another CD Album. Look for full musician credits, instruments used, and track info in the near future. Ercole also featured the Roland Guitar Synth on this
This Album is dedicated to my Lord Jesus Christ, Donna, my beautiful wife, my late brother Ennio, my father Eligio, my mother Letizia, and family.