“A Bigger Tomorrow” is a compilation of methods, themes, and styles that approach from every direction yet collide and fuse at the core into a unified masterpiece. Tapping directly into the Hammondbeat community, Paolo invited over 20 guests to the table…all accepted… underscoring the collaborative instinct of the Hammondbeat world while adding a rich and varied texture of vocals, guitar, and percussion to an already established Hammond B3 maestro.
“A Bigger Tomorrow” features a powerful international cast of the best that jazz, funk, soul, groove, lounge, and beat have to offer: featuring members from New Mastersounds, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Montefiori Cocktail, Phat Fred, Cucumber, Speaklow, Nick Rossi Set and many more.
“A Bigger Tomorrow” was borne from an organ trio project that was to pay a simple homage to those that inspired Apollo to pursue a career as a musician: Charles Earland, Jack McDuff, and Horace Silver among them. The “Applecore” session was scheduled for a late-2006 debut, but Apollo does not sit quietly, and soon began reinterpreting those songs and adding new ones to the lineup.
The “Applecore” session is also available exclusively as a digital release [HBL008 – released: May 8, 2007].
Apollo is a tireless musician and virtual industry unto himself. He is in constant demand as a session player, while at the same time a permanent member of 2 of the busiest combos in Italy: The Link Quartet (Hammondbeat) and Wicked Minds (Black Widow). Apollo is already hard at work on a library themed project with Modulo5 (following the recent release of “Soundsational Movements” on Hammondbeat Digital); is one of The Futuro Seven who are nearing the completion of Hammondbeat’s obsession for the Moog synthesizer; and will be bringing The Link Quartet back to the studio in 2008, while co-producing live albums for Phat Fred and Leslie Overdrive!
Hammondbeat titles featuring Paolo Negri and just a few of the guests on “A Bigger Tomorrow”:
HBR001 – Beat.It – The Link Quartet
HBR003 – Italian Playboys – The Link Quartet
HBR006 – Evolution – The Link Quaret
HBR007 – The Living Eye – Men From S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
HBR008 – Don’t Spoil The Soup! – Phat Fred
HBL006 – On The Outset – Nick Rossi Set
HBL007 – …with the Hammond, in the Beauty – Leslie Overdrive
PCD22272 – Keep It Moving! [licensed to P-Vine, Japan] – The Link Quartet
PCD23970 – Long Live The Link [licensed to P-Vine, Japan] – The Link Quartet