I was hit with a stroke on June 18, 2006. I had the warning signs but never followed thru with a doctor. Because of this I'll never make another album like I sound in this final one. This album is the last one I put together before the stroke. With me on this album are Alan Mc Pike and Roger Pauly.
Alan Mc Pick is undoubtably the U.K.'s finest keyboard players. He has worked with some of Europes top vocalists, playing all genres. Alan's mastery of the keyboards and synthesizers is by his inspired performance. Alan has done that old black magic, this masquerade, cry me a river, deed i do, girl talk, quando, come rain or come shine, the more i see you, but not for me and night and day,
Roger Pauly and I have known each other since our teenage years. We've played many gigs together on the road and on the "strip". Rog is one of finest multi-talented musicians I have worked with. He plays piano, trumpet and a host of many other musical instruments. He wrote "Misty Rain" a haunting ballad that is on two of my cd's . Rog has done the rest of the album.
Ralph Napolitano was born on the west side of Chicago. Music touched his heart at a young age. He has worked with many bands during the years including The Four Sounds, The Ultras, The Ralph Napolitano-Roger Pauly Jazz Friend Group and The Mary Anne Garrett Trio. An accomplished musician and vocalist, Ralph's style is in the genres of the masters while maintaining his own individual style. Many thanks to my wife Fran, who help me put this together. Fran, I love you!